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How do we save the civilians in Mexico?

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- Tue, 10 Mar 2020 03:44:26 EST 6b8YaE/p No.57948
File: 1583826266680.jpg -(84328B / 82.35KB, 400x333) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. How do we save the civilians in Mexico?
How do we end the cartel-violence and corruption in Mexico?
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Cornelius Brallymug - Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:03:44 EST rbK+gS1r No.57949 Reply
Nice history thread.

Oh no wait, this is just some /pol/ shit. Bye.

Regaurding people who directly participated in the Holocaust

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- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:27:50 EST kj/KR5dL No.57956
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Quick disclaimer: This thread is not intended to give the people who murdered people in the Holocaust a free-pass or to get you to perceive them in a more gentle manner. Rather it is to better understand how their psychology and emotional well being was effected by committing such terrible murders, which in turn gives us valuable insight into the human condition.

So obviously a lot of the people who murdered Jews, gypsies, gays, socialists, Polaks, the retarded, the enthusiastic, the mentally ill, and Russians in WW2 were sociopaths or psychopaths. This thread does not concern these people. Rather, this thread is concerned with how the neurotypicals who participated in the Holocaust dealt with the fact that they were straight up murdering people. I'm specially focusing on the "Holocaust by bullets". How did normies in the einsatzgruppen feel about the fact they were murdering innocent people? How scarring was it for them? How many of them became alcoholics or committed suicide after the war?
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Martin Nullerson - Fri, 03 Apr 2020 00:39:05 EST lmSQfcM7 No.57957 Reply
As far as I know you can't generalize much. They mostly fell in line while doing it and they mostly denied it or didn't discuss it after the war, but other than that they're all over the place.

jolly african-americans

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- Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:22:25 EST t57zTvmY No.57955
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If Western Europe is Celtic-Roman-Germanic, what would Eastern Europe be? Greek-Slav-Turkic? were Uralic people (Finns, Hungarians, Estonians) any significant part of EE heritage?

THE KINGFISH

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- Mon, 13 Jan 2020 02:37:49 EST ZZpfoyvI No.57937
File: 1578901069767.jpg -(196808B / 192.20KB, 800x884) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. THE KINGFISH
Now that we have time to really look back at history and now have more information and facts to judge certain individuals can we now accurately say that Huey Long (The kingfish) and his platform and ideas were based?
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Fucking Parringman - Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:00:10 EST 0n7WzI3X No.57938 Reply
Any of his socialist leaning ideas are kind of marred by the fact he was running a corrupt as it gets tamany hall style patronage system, and his power base just happened to be the rural poor so that's who got his patronage.

He cleaned out the state bureaucracy of people installed by his predecessors putting thousands of people out of a job, he required his replacements to "donate" to his campaigns out of the salaries he felt they owed him. He used dictatorial powers and armed gunmen to hold onto power and ram through his agenda, which because his agenda helped the poor makes him feel like a hard nosed hero who'll do what it takes to fight through vested interests, but what if his powerbase was the baton rouge merchant class and the oil companies and he was using the same methods to force through an agenda that patted them on the back instead?

Personally, though I think he talked about a lot of things that are worth exploring, especially capped income 100% tax brackets, in his own words his platform was an attempt to slap a bandaid on capitalism and stave off the threat of actual communism. I don't feel like he had any ideas or high morals of his own, he had ambitions and knew which ideas to champion to get more power for himself. It was a ripe time to be a populist, ask Hitler and Mussolini.
In the end, he was shot to death by the son of a man he was trying to get fired for political purposes so he could stack the courts with hand picked judges, and his family dynasty have become the exact same class of hereditary country club politicians he positioned himself as the cure to.

Countries whose people I truly feel sorry for

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- Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:21:35 EST C/SaHHe7 No.57676
File: 1562595695501.jpg -(2452660B / 2.34MB, 1799x1005) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Countries whose people I truly feel sorry for
There are several countries whose national history have been and still is one long journey through terrible leaders, ideologies and societal problems.
I will name the worst of them and why I think like that.

China:
>entire history is basically the common people being subjected to constant torture
>neo-confucianism (the most inhumane ideology ever conceived)
>foot binding and castration was still practiced at times when democracy either was implemented or discussed in most European countries
>near universal infanticide
>was ruled by foreign dynasties for the majority of the last millennia
Mao Zedong was just following the millennia long tradition of Chinese cruelty. Don't ever let anyone tell you anything else. But at the very least China is currently improving which is totally deserved. The Chinese have had a long and terrible history.

Russia:
>was ruled by Mongols
>serfdom abolished by 1861
>was a monarchy in 1917
>USSR
>after collapse of USSR, Russia turned even shittier
>nationwide corruption stems from the very top of Russian leadership
There is currently no hope for Russia. Their economy is still going down the shitter.

USA:
>long history of institutionalized corruption (lobbying) by companies
>very little working rights
>indoctrination of school children, people are brainwashed into letting companies fuck them over
>billion dollar military budget
>faux-democracy (e.i. gerrymandering, first past the post)
>both Republicans and Democrats are corrupt and elitist
>industry of propaganda (like "American Sniper")
If there are any Americans reading this then I don't know what you have been told what Europeans think about America but please know that NO western Europeans and only few eastern Europeans regards USA as anything but a poor, corrupt, miserable country.
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Eliza Cishledging - Sun, 02 Feb 2020 06:08:26 EST IlyKIasb No.57944 Reply
>>57914
Europeans have never progressed beyond the colonialist/Roman mentality. They still see the rest of the world as savages barely able to govern themselves and requiring their dainty assistance.

Can't wait for Chinese hegemony.
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Betsy Fuckleman - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:02:04 EST PqIVyg6p No.57947 Reply
>>57935

the man siphoning all of the wealth of russia into he and his political allies' bank accounts? what a patriot

1970's

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- Sat, 16 Nov 2019 20:00:52 EST 0RHHXdSE No.57885
File: 1573952452916.jpg -(69645B / 68.01KB, 620x350) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. 1970's
lets talk about the 1970's, the decline since of technological progress outside of the semiconductor industry, and how and why everything after the 1970's is not as good as people were expecting it to be. what do you think happened?
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Eugene Buzzham - Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:23:28 EST btJ6w7p4 No.57943 Reply
>>57907

I want to hear more about this train killing conspiracy.

I believe, but I want to know the methodology.
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Reuben Chobberworth - Fri, 13 Mar 2020 05:15:37 EST gpv9jiai No.57951 Reply
>>57886
> people who had been raised on an expectation of constant exponential economic growth and infinite personal possibilities are pissed that that stopped being the case
it didn't stop being the case, the case just moved to china. china has had annual GPD growth averaging over 10% for the past 30 years.
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Stalin

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- Fri, 01 Nov 2019 23:51:05 EST vYAwT/2R No.57868
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Why did Stalin starve six million Ukrainians to death in 1932-1933?
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Trajira - Sun, 03 Nov 2019 00:42:31 EST wHI9PkXi No.57871 Reply
You know I went to like 7 hs, never learned about world war 1... Like never man. What I think is maybe the religious side of was all but political to him. Shit it's commin from a dipshit like myself tho. Lol
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Phoebe Pubblemet - Sat, 22 Feb 2020 05:09:58 EST CeL9rTjI No.57945 Reply
>>57868
As noted by Augustus Cruvingshaw
famine...partly caused by the disruption of collectivisation and partly by drought. compounded by Soviet determination to maintain its level of exports of agricultural produce, wheat in particular, and ensure it could meet its overseas payments. For this the people starved.
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Betsy Fuckleman - Mon, 02 Mar 2020 21:54:36 EST PqIVyg6p No.57946 Reply
more like, why did stalin abandon the warsaw uprising after promising to back them up. that shit's pretty unforgivable to me

Bigotry

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- Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:15:17 EST dsJOQiGY No.57941
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I'm not leftwing or rightwing but what was bigotry or discrimination like in the 80's or 70's? Yanno against blacks or handicaps etc.?

I was only 4 in 1989.
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SS dagger

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- Thu, 19 Dec 2019 17:49:29 EST qnlyRiTh No.57912
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Recently came across this old dagger, was wondering if you guys know which things to check for authenticity.. how do I know it's not a replica?
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Cornelius Pickhood - Fri, 20 Dec 2019 22:51:52 EST Ezj5la1D No.57918 Reply
>>57912
I checked into this and it appears to be this:

https://www.lakesidetrader.com/item.php?ID=26532

Insofar as whether or not what you have is authentic is a different question. But that appears to be what it's based on.

I thought at first that this was fake given the silly ornateness of the chain, skull and ss. But nope that cartoonishly evil shit is real.
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Cedric Pippermore - Sat, 21 Dec 2019 07:18:55 EST DCSIsOzZ No.57919 Reply
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>>57918
These seem to be missing on mine though, guess that's a giveaway
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Walter Hettingfield - Sat, 25 Jan 2020 05:20:53 EST ZtlbEABr No.57940 Reply
I'm no expert but that really looks like a copy.

History of Espionage.

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- Sat, 03 Aug 2019 12:37:43 EST l9faZouv No.57737
File: 1564850263967.jpg -(49029B / 47.88KB, 610x407) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. History of Espionage.
For this, I'm lumping together all covert operations. Assassinations, spying, misinformation, sabotage etc.

Spying and misinformation goes back farther than written history, so the first historical account goes back to 1274 BC.

The "Battle of Kadesh" between the Egyptian Empire and the Hittite Empire.

Muwatalli, leader of the Hittites sent a bunch of spies to the Egyptian camp posing as deserters. Two of them were able to get an audience with the Pharaoh and convince him that the HIttites were far away and they could make significant gains in territory, Of course this was a trap as they were waiting to ambush them.

Fortunately for Ramses, his forces captured two more spies and interrogated them until they revealed the ambush and Ramses was able to save most of his forces.

The Ra division got fucking hammered, but the rest of his army prepared for the fight to come and the Egyptians technically won, although it was strategically indecisive.

It ended with a peace treaty, but had it not been for the spys there could have been some very different outcomes.

Pic is of a common tactic used, a woman assassin. Because who would suspect her and she can hide some pretty decent weapons in that dress.
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UnsitOnHat !6VGic0RGBI - Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:01:27 EST NkZPBakx No.57936 Reply
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>>57737
"Unique"
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George Gattingsurk - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 01:34:09 EST J6S5zopa No.57939 Reply
There were a lot of cool secret weapons made during WW2 for sneaky espionage missions.

Some of them are covered on the Forgotten Weapons youtube channel, probably the best weapon channel on youtube as Ian also goes into the history of the guns.

Cold War General Thread

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- Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:56:03 EST 6nKr2p8x No.54044
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The concepts of MAD and proxy wars obsess me. Let's have a thread focusing on cold war era geopolitics, and also have a look at the culture of the time and different points of view that each country had.

Kissinger critiquing the concept of total war and calling for americans to focus on conventional warfare:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJikzUwwOY
The build up to the cold war with an empathsis on the British point of view:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SJikzUwwOY
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Fanny Worthingstock - Wed, 23 Sep 2015 01:30:02 EST 1qEdrkTE No.56145 Reply
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Just read "A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev" by Vladislav Zubok, which covers Soviet foreign policy and political history excellently. Zubok, as far as I know, coined a term for the near-constant premise of Soviet foreign policy called "Revolutionary-Imperialist paradigm", which assumed the imminent collapse of the liberal capitalist order and that armed with Marx's "scientific theory", Soviet diplomats and statesman were superior to their Western counterparts.

I'm interested what everyone's perspective is on Mikael Gorbachev? I had always looked up to Gorbachev as a peacemaker and liberal idealist, but wowza did this book convincingly paint his tenure as characterized by chaos and naivety! After the mid-80's he wouldn't use force in practically any circumstance, whether to quell protests or defeat rebels or just bulwark the state (the only pacifistic world leader perhaps in world history). He also winged almost all of his domestic and foreign policy, often resulting in failure or decentralization due to inadequate planning.

Also, Raymond Garthoff's tomes on the Cold War from Nixon to Reagan are phenomenal, probably some of the most incisive and even-handed Cold War histories ever written.

>>55913
Zubok's book corroborates that Mao's puritanism and ideological radicalism were a constant thorn on the side of the Soviet foreign policy. He suggested that Mao's China resented heavily the Soviets' international stature and how they dominated the communist world, so they'd constantly undermine (relative) Soviet pragmatism.
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Polly Dullermog - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 13:50:41 EST yqtuflhy No.57934 Reply
>>56145
Oh there was violence under Gorbachev, he sent special forces to stop Baltic independence movements and people died.

Fanfiction.net and the definitive GuiltyGears

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- Sun, 05 Jan 2020 18:29:09 EST NkZPBakx No.57932
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>character is an insane shut in that does literally nothing all day
What the fuck is Kaguya's problem?
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One-of-a-Kind Historical Artifacts

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- Thu, 02 Jan 2020 21:15:10 EST q2KfTnNz No.57927
File: 1578017710478.jpg -(39133B / 38.22KB, 243x320) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. One-of-a-Kind Historical Artifacts
Hey, I'm looking for unique one-of-a-kind historical artifacts, and I was wondering if you knew of any? These are the sorts of things that are described as being "the only surviving example of..." so and so. For example:

This is a picture of the Leiden Papyrus Z, which contains the only known example of handwriting by a roman emperor (Theodosius II).
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Phyllis Bunfuck - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 06:54:11 EST wY8hsOs0 No.57929 Reply
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>>57927

So this is the only evidence of Crucifixion from the Ancient World.

The pictures text reads as follows: "Right: The calcaneus of Yehohanon ben Hagkol, with transfixed nail. Left: A reconstruction of what the foot may have looked like around the time of death. (Image used with kind permission of Joe Zias.)"

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/12/08/this-bone-provides-the-only-skeletal-evidence-for-crucifixion-in-the-ancient-world/#76ae2ec6476d
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Ernest Mungerman - Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:21:54 EST tGbVQahJ No.57930 Reply
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Yet another Roman artifact: the only known example of leather boxing gloves. Found buried under concrete.
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>Bit Butt C-c-canon, daddy !!vVWR8L52 - Sun, 05 Jan 2020 17:50:02 EST NkZPBakx No.57931 Reply
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#pronouns
>>57927
>but muh story
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