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Inca by Henry Blathershit - Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:48:43 EST ID:kMDrf7PF No.56073 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's worst? Living in pre-colonist Inca as a commoner, living in Czarist Russia, or living in modern day DPRK? Inca seems really fucked up now that I look into it.
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Bombastus !lnkYxlAbaw - Sat, 07 Nov 2015 16:19:56 EST ID:ccIKPGhE No.56265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56222
horry chit. that was hiliariouzzz
>but they can become them
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Martin Fuckingdock - Sat, 07 Nov 2015 17:04:02 EST ID:G7MNv4fa No.56266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56222
Lol but they can become them
You just made my day sir :)
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Lydia Chuzzletodge - Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:22:20 EST ID:pIYqIk9c No.56282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
DPRK: Pretty good, more economically successful than the South up until about mid 1980s. As long as you're not some sort of anti-communist sycophant you should be okay.

Czarist Russia: Pretty shitty for most folks, but you could always join the Bolsheviks and have some fun executing bourgie scum and looting palaces later on.

Incan commoner: Pretty shitty, probably end up beaten a lot or even maimed by people with wealth and authority.
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Cornelius Greenfoot - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 20:47:53 EST ID:yoS4oQiI No.56292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56282
>more economically successful than the South up until about mid 1980s
If you can call being materially dependent on the USSR economic success.
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Archie Clayforth - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 01:29:36 EST ID:nFUrmaNy No.56295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56292

Well yes.. Convincing a far more powerful country to pay for your shit, tends to be a success.

Though, needing them to pay for it is a sign of failure.


Which worked Better? by Rebecca Dugglefield - Sat, 07 Nov 2015 14:40:49 EST ID:o6keS00K No.56263 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I was doing some thinking about the current state of the Union, and I found myself ruminating on how if Reconstruction had been followed through on more sincerely, like maybe is Lincoln hadn't gotten assassinated or at least someone more resolved than Johnson had succeeded him, maybe today we'd be closer to a less socially stratified country.
And I got to thinking, we did that after WWII with denazification (we in this case meaning the allies instead of just the US). Reconstruction lasted several years longer, but seems to have had less effective results than the Denazification efforts in post WWII Germany. Besides obvious advanced in technology like with telecommunications and weapons, what are the reasons that Germany has less admiration for it's Nazi period than the southern state have for their "lost cause."? Was is just that Nazism only lasted around a decade whereas slavery had been in the south for centuries?

Or am I wrong? As an American am I romanticizing Denazification? I know there are still neo-nazi in germany but they seem to have less of a presence than the neo-confederates in the U.S.

How about what happened in South Africa? Did Truth and Reconciliation do better or worse than both or either?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconstruction_Era
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denazification
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David Nubblechut - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:56:20 EST ID:o6keS00K No.56289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56286

>Regardless, it just really pisses me off when I see the results of propaganda like this and I couldn't come up with yet another refutation of the same fucking shit again.
Go ahead and copy paste from a previous time then. I don't believe you've ever actually constructed a coherent refutation.

>There's a fucking psi-op going on to strip away southern culture to make the country into a homogenous blob of worthless unthinking fucks
Or it's a natural side effect resulting from the modern ability of people being able to exchange ideas with someone from farther away than four towns over on a regular basis. And what exactly are "they" trying to eradicate? Our proud legacy of... barbecue and reverence for outdated technology? The only memorable cultural achievements of the south have been self deprecating works of literature and southern rock. You sound like those hicks in West Virginia who's heads implode when you mention that being a coal miner is kind of a shitty job to still have to be doing.

>Shit, does anyone here even realize how few people even had slaves?
You don't have to reap the benefits of a system to be one of it's enforcers, and thus bear part of the blame. Modern cops get paid jack shit and they're perfectly happy to stomp on throats for the benefit of the wealthy. If anything your statement just showcases how retarded the average southerner at the time was for being duped into fighting for a cause that did not benefit them, on behalf of people who didn't give two shits about them.

>HE BLAMED THE ENTIRE CIVIL WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE!
[citation needed]

But I think, by accident, you answered my question about why it's taken the south longer to fix itself than Germany, so thanks.
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Martin Clattingmick - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:35:49 EST ID:mLAewN/G No.56290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56286
>There's a fucking psi-op going on to strip away southern culture to make the country into a homogenous blob of worthless unthinking fucks
I thought "worthless unthinking fucks" WAS Southern Culture?
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Edwin Nungerchane - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:15:38 EST ID:nFUrmaNy No.56291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56289

You think Germany is "fixed" ... That says enough about your grasp on reality.

Quips done and said, what's your problem? Why do you hate?
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Priscilla Bizzleham - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 21:10:39 EST ID:aZJF8f7V No.56293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56291

>thinks germany was better off under hitler

bracing for impact
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Archie Clayforth - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:48:54 EST ID:nFUrmaNy No.56294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56293

Now that's just misreading. Fuck hitler and his cronies. For anything they did that I may agree with, there's a million people who suffered that I'd rather hadn't. Also fuck Franko the hardest.


Sovetunio by Hedda Ferryberk - Sat, 07 Nov 2015 22:19:10 EST ID:SbLL3rxd No.56270 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Why were Esperantists in Eastern Europe forced to hide their language during the cold war?
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Lydia Chuzzletodge - Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:18:27 EST ID:pIYqIk9c No.56281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have no idea but I would like to know. Apparently the soviet union supported it early on but from 1930 onwards they started shooting people and putting them in labor camps for advocating its use. Weird.
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Polly Gossleman - Wed, 11 Nov 2015 05:34:02 EST ID:nFUrmaNy No.56284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56270

Because it's an abomination designed to strip people from their cultures, while removing them from the powers of words. Fuck Esperanto.
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Angus Berrykure - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:15:50 EST ID:eiH1WIkz No.56297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because if it's international it better also be socialist and if the party can't control it, it's bad.


Alexander the Great by Hedda Bungersig - Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:56:23 EST ID:Dv4EQMVh No.50164 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Alexander has to be one of the most enigmatic characters in history. On one hand the sheer magnitude and glory of his accomplishments has to set him amongst the greatest and most succesful men who have ever lived, but on the other hand he was something of a cruel and vindictive megalomaniac with a murderous temper. In the west he's one of our greatest heroes, but in the east he's known as 'the two horned devil'.

How do you all feel about the great man himself?
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Phineas Brucklebidge - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 06:45:22 EST ID:3uS7Cyfj No.56219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>50164
Yes
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Augustus Murdhood - Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:23:21 EST ID:QhbJyx2S No.56244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54047

Not weird at all for his cultural surroundings.
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Phoebe Weddlebanks - Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:43:17 EST ID:46Ivwr3B No.56245 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54047

Diogenes would often masturbate in public.
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no homer - Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:10:05 EST ID:t9ossodW No.56250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>50164
As if the gay lobby didn't make up that all the greeks were gay to make their gayness seem okay.

Stone statue of alexander sucking cock or it didn't happen.
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Betsy Brookgold - Thu, 05 Nov 2015 23:40:29 EST ID:pIYqIk9c No.56258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
okay so I bought the aleander biography by plutarch and also the fictionalized story of his relationship with bagoas called The Persian Boy

ready 4 superior form of love


German government is/was confusing by David Sodgelere - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:16:18 EST ID:HudvzGAi No.56228 Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are the differences between Kaiser, President, Chancellor, and Fuehrer?
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Rebecca Facklewill - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:54:35 EST ID:aZJF8f7V No.56230 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kaiser was basically the King. He was determined by bloodline and was the Commander-in-Chief and Head of State etc.

Fuhrer was basically a full on despot that was semi-legitimised by law.

Chancellor is basically their elected parliamentary leader, ie. President in the USA and Prime Minister in Commonwealth states. Where as the President's role is more about protecting against a bad Chancellor/Parliament. He has powers of veto but in modern times its generally expected that if he wishes to veto something he must have a very good reason and basically just passes it onto a sub-committee to determine if said bill is unconstitutional and if it is they'll veto it.

But I'm pretty sure during the time of the Weimar Republic the President had much stronger powers of veto and could even dissolve parliament. He was also the head of the military and could act without the authority of the rest of the Reichstag.
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David Sodgelere - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:06:22 EST ID:HudvzGAi No.56231 Report Quick Reply
>>56230
So did the enabling act allow Hitler to dissolve the President, or was there also a president up until 1933 when Hitler declared himself Fuhrer? It's so crazy how all of this happened within the last 100 years. Also I don't get how war = money, aside from stealing gold and other things from jewish people, and poland
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Hedda Gockleten - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:46:26 EST ID:46Ivwr3B No.56232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56231

The then reigning president had essentially established that precedent when he assumed control of a military dictatorship in WWI, and overruled the Kaiser. Thanks to some early battlefield successes, he was elected president of Weimar. He was also suffering from senility.
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David Sodgelere - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:12:32 EST ID:HudvzGAi No.56234 Report Quick Reply
>>56232
Yeah I heard Hindenburg was kind of forced to do it, plus he was senile.
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Augustus Murdhood - Mon, 02 Nov 2015 08:10:35 EST ID:QhbJyx2S No.56243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People in this thread have no idea.

The Kaiser was the German emperor, there were other kings below him (Bavaria and Saxony) and he himself was king of Prussia. The president of the republic was more of a figurehead and the chancellor actually did like 90% of all political work. The president just had to sign off laws and reforms and had to declare the winner of elections the new chancellor (well unless 1932). Führer was just a title the nazis came up with during the 20s. When Hindenburg died in 1934 the dictatorship was already strong enough to say "Hey, now the chancellor should just take over the president's powers, too and we call him Führer".


History of Bengal by Shitting Drannershit - Sat, 24 Oct 2015 04:28:05 EST ID:qleMGbH6 No.56221 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you guys think of the history of Bengal? Know anything about it? Got any good reading material on it?

The region is an interesting mix of Indo-European, Austronesian, Dravidian, and Sino-tibetan racial types. It has a mix (or in modern times, a bifurcation) of Hindu and Muslim culture with a shared language although it has a ton of distinct dialects.

I personally find it fascinating. Everything from the history of early Buddhism in the area, to the introduction of Sufi Islam into the region and the development of Hinduism during the medieval period, to the British conquest and the Bengal Renaissance, to the 1947 partition and 1971 war of independence.

You learn a lot about subcontinental center-periphery relations, and the dynamics of religious spread and interaction when you read about Bengal. Plus its a highly artistic and literary culture, which is just wonderful if you an aesthete.

What do you guys think?
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Augustus Bollybury - Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:46:43 EST ID:WBy4CtY7 No.56223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And it's not going to exist for much longer thanks to global warming
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Jack Dugglesutch - Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:38:58 EST ID:fkwhQn7d No.56235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No idea, but now I'm inspired to learn more about it! I recently looked a bit at Sri Lankan antique history. I'm going to need an actual book about it though.
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Ebenezer Handleline - Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:26:14 EST ID:qleMGbH6 No.56241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here is a good thing about the rise of Islam in the region: http://videshisutra.com/2015/02/14/the-islamization-of-bengal/

And the book which that post referenced:

http://hudsoncress.net/hudsoncress.org/html/library/history-travel/Eaton,%20Richard%20-%20The%20Rise%20of%20Islam%20and%20the%20Bengal%20Frontier.pdf


Brass and/or Copper Effigy by Martha Brazzletine - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:48:13 EST ID:HG5zdpC2 No.56229 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /HIS/, It's been a very long time since I last posted on here, so please forgive me if I mess anything up...
I recently purchased two small, brass (or copper), horse-like figurines from a small estate sale. I myself have a degree in anthropology/archeology and feel as though these pieces may have historical and/or cultural significance, but do not know where to start in regards to research. Both of these figurines seem very old based upon their patina, and each features a square hole on their underside.
My question to you is this: Has anyone ever seen anything like these? Are they some type of effigy or ceremonial item? Can anyone identify the type of animal these items portray? Any help would be greatly appreciated even if they do turn out to be simply junk.
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Augustus Nicklestone - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:20:37 EST ID:/F/VROSe No.56233 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Cool thumbnail. 19th or 20th Century tat would be my first guess. The older they are, the less likely those fine holes are to have survived intact. It looks like lost-wax casting and the holes at the bottom may suggest production in volume. You'd want to talk to someone who knows about casting about that though.


Drug using presidents? by Fanny Buzzhall - Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:54:50 EST ID:fZ3DK8Em No.56227 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post quotes from (possible) drug using presidents

>Habayit Hayehudi MK Betzalel Smotrich asked Netanyahu: "Why do you even talk to (Palestinian President Mahmoud) Abbas? Why pull the world's leg?" Netanyahu responded by saying that Israel "is not talking to bin Laden or ISIS, but I will talk to whoever isn't calling for our destruction."
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.682374

BIN LADEN IS DEAD! lols


Thunk about it by Nell Neblinglidging - Tue, 20 Oct 2015 01:15:19 EST ID:GVgszkte No.56211 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So im drunk.and was thinking about cartoons that had good songs.like famly guy or sponge bob.think about it!
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Colonel Furburger - Wed, 21 Oct 2015 01:58:51 EST ID:69yWv/Nb No.56213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I post this on behalf of Justin Trudeau
And yes I am canadian HAHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpS4ebEtLUE


Crazy Kings and Leaders by Walter Gallystone - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:43:46 EST ID:IIEMocfo No.54643 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any instances of leaders/kings slowly going insane and losing their minds?

Cambyses was one, the Cambyses who was the son of the Cyrus that beseiged Sardis.

Basically, the guy slowly went insane and made his army continue to march against a mythical tribe of Africans in the woods while his troops converted to cannibalism due to ration shortage. Or that time that he shot an advisor's son with a bow and arrow because he disagreed with him being an alcoholic? Or how about that time that he decided to kill his own brother because he had a dream? Or when he killed his own wife because of something she said at the dinner table? Or how about that time he started burning shit in the temple of Hephaistos?

He was probably the only king who didn't give a fuck about the hellenistic gods, or any for that matter, because he was crazy.
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George Bricklekudging - Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:05:13 EST ID:Vxn3KaCO No.56186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56172
Surprise! It's me, the guy whose 6 month old post you quoted!
That's a really amusing thought, but Caligula really does seem to have been, by all surviving accounts, a colossal asshole and not just a practical joker with a penchant for satirizing his own regime.
I like your version better, though. Let's stick with that one.
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Ghengis Dong - Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:14:45 EST ID:2egVTEgC No.56188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56151
Here's a report from the British Ambassadors to Castille wherein they describe the relative hotness of Juana la Loca in somewhat hilarious detail (They even try to describe her breath). The description begins with item V. under "June". It's quite interesting and from their description I would quite likely hit that.
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/spain/vol1/pp353-361
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Ghengis Dong - Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:31:41 EST ID:2egVTEgC No.56189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56188
>XVIII. To endeavour to speak with her fasting, and that she may tell them some matter at length, so that they may see whether her breath be sweet.
Could never come near to her fasting, but at other times have approached her visage as nigh as they conveniently could, but never felt any savour of spices, and believe her to be of a sweet savour.
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Cyril Chennerway - Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:52:59 EST ID:5ADmKFCq No.56208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Ottoman Sultans had a crazy one in their line, Ibrahim the mad. Can't really recall any specific stories but modern psychoanalysts would have a field day with his diagnosis
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Cyril Chennerway - Mon, 19 Oct 2015 23:15:46 EST ID:5ADmKFCq No.56209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55158

Tamerlane wasn't crazy

His campaigns were brutal as fuck yes, but he didn't exhibit any mental issues and we actually have primary sources of Timur and his court, unlike all the turco-mongol raiders before him. You could argue that he was a fanatic islamist zealot but it seems more that his hardcore muslimness was a means for him to legitimize his rule, just like when he made the dubious claim that he descended from Chingis Khan. He was a peasant nobody, he needed to legitimize his rule among the turco mongol armies and claiming to be "The Sword of Islam" and a descendant of Genghis were ways for him to do that. Not sure where you got the idea he was a crazy.


Help with identification by Hamilton Goodford - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:27:23 EST ID:02zvB8Ms No.56153 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi. This was in our basement. I must have looked at it a bunch of times, but today I noticed the cross at the top and realized it had some sort of nefarious association. Sure enough, I looked it up and it is an "Iron Cross"(proper noun?). Is there some reason it was placed on top of an America flag? Was this flag a grave marker? My grandfather fought during the time of the Wars, and has since died.(all I could think of)
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Cornelius Crendlefen - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:49:57 EST ID:6Xi/1jMy No.56190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56169

>weak Habsburgs who got to try to unite Germany for centuries but failed
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Molly Naggleford - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 14:24:37 EST ID:46Ivwr3B No.56191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56190

>saved europe from Ottomans in their prime

fixed that for you
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Beatrice Bunwater - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:55:30 EST ID:4u9Cq0MQ No.56192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56191

>tfw when Europe is going to belong to the Muslims anyways in a few decades
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A Wizard - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 23:36:40 EST ID:/HWjT0P7 No.56197 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56163

Omfg... "Ger-Man"

All of the fuckers you're talking about all Germans. The existence of various political regimes does not effect the ethnicity that is the Germanic ethic group.

But yeah, the Christians really fucked up europe.
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Phyllis Fevingtit - Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:38:46 EST ID:VbnwhOqz No.56201 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56191

You probably mean
>got their asses saved by Poles in the last moment


Historical tidbits by Rebecca Dacklefoot - Sun, 11 Oct 2015 11:49:39 EST ID:taGtMpGl No.56183 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Indentured servitude was common in the Swedish countryside (predominantly in the south) up until the 1930's and it wasn't outlawed until 1945.


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