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Tell me everything about America + (Soviet) School + Middle East

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- Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:00:45 EST asXAvW71 No.56601
File: 1458687645808.jpg -(159405B / 155.67KB, 400x500) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Tell me everything about America + (Soviet) School + Middle East
I'm trying to discuss ISIS with my friends and family, but eventually we always seem to hit some sort of dark spot of ignorance. Questions like:
  • Why is ISIS about religion, unlike Al-Qaeda?
  • Why did America create Al-Qaeda and ISIS? Why is influence in the ME so important?
  • Why did Iraq invade Kuwait, and why was it important enough to cause the Gulf War?
  • Why was the US buddies with Saddam? Why did the relationship go south?
  • Why does the US fear Iran so much?
  • Why did the USSR invade Afghanistan?
  • What possible gain could there be in turning the ME communist?
  • Why does Israel exist?
  • What's Clinton's role?

This is just a fraction of all the questions I have. Please don't feel limited to just answering these questions. I'm really trying to understand the current situation and how we got here. I'm also looking for a good, mostly OBJECTIVE documentary on the subject (possibly impossible to find?)
Really, I'm just looking for an outline of the past 60 years of history, simple enough for anyone interested enough to ask the question to understand. I realize I could just google it, but most of the times the reasoning they provide is as dry and unhelpful as "it was a in response to this event".

I know this is asking for much, but face it, ya'll fuckers love history enough that you'll enjoy telling me everything you know. you enjoy telling ignoramuses like me what's up.
Tl;DR: read the title and do it.
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Nell Feffingtedging - Mon, 20 May 2019 12:55:57 EST XsO0o/wD No.57643 Reply
>>56601
The Islamic state was set up by saudis and israel to conduct assymetrical warfare with the primary objective of crippling Syria to allow Israel to steal even more of their land.
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Nicholas Wickledock - Fri, 07 Jun 2019 08:12:11 EST pJUfCjVH No.57655 Reply
>>56686
I'm trying to watch this now but jesus is it fucking slow. It just has tons of random clips with zero relevance to anything. I'm glad I didn't watch this before watching hypernormalization or I probably would have just given up on it by now. How can you make stuff that is so great and also make stuff that is so terrible? I'm sure he has a point that he will get to eventually, but not before making me watch random clips from old tv shows about grooming dogs because that's clearly super important and relevant.
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A_Wizard !cMZsY.BCnU!!vVWR8L52 - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:55:23 EST XsO0o/wD No.57659 Reply
>>57643
Anon, the Saudis and Israelis are two sides of the same families. The house of Saud are Kohen, descendants of Aaron, are they not?

Communists in Afghanistan

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- Fri, 24 May 2019 09:58:30 EST GJ8VKaxx No.57647
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Can anybody direct me to the nearest information about them? I mean, it's common knowledge that the USA teamed up with the fundies like the Taliban to fight communist expansion by the USSR which was gay in the first place, but were there independent reds in Afghanistan?
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Ernest Chamblespear - Thu, 30 May 2019 16:25:02 EST GJ8VKaxx No.57651 Reply
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>>57650
Thank you so much

neanderthals

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- Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:28:21 EST jDhu60RY No.57483
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i have just read the whole wiki page about neanderthals
how the fuck did the meme that they were smarter than homo sapiens come about?
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Angus Fuckinghood - Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:09:32 EST rbK+gS1r No.57612 Reply
>>57611
Don't forget domesticated animals showing smarter behavior than wild animals, yet having smaller brains than wild animals.

(The shrinking is probably in fight-flight-response areas diminishing over the ages of breeding)
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Nell Feffingtedging - Mon, 20 May 2019 12:58:46 EST XsO0o/wD No.57644 Reply
>>57608
Actually, I'd say that the "Neanderthal dna in europeans" is misleading, as the statements treat everyone in europe as one race and do not account for minority populations in the statistics.
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Edward Bammerhud - Thu, 23 May 2019 16:48:16 EST GJ8VKaxx No.57646 Reply
I always figured Thals weren't smarter or dumber just different
Probably different language, more adapted to cold conditions, hunting larger animals with smaller numbers than them African homo saps

Inca

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- Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:48:43 EST kMDrf7PF No.56073
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What's worst? Living in pre-colonist Inca as a commoner, living in Czarist School, or living in modern day DPRK? Inca seems really fucked up now that I look into it.
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Cornelius Deshwirk - Thu, 09 May 2019 19:08:48 EST GQJa2KV8 No.57637 Reply
>>56073
All three don’t seem bad so long as you weren’t alive toward the end of their civilizations
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Hannah Tootspear - Tue, 14 May 2019 00:56:33 EST D7DAFN4O No.57639 Reply
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>>56075
I'm lazy, hung, AND stoned already what more do they want?

Not sure what my big cock has to do with my laziness but I see the correlation between being stoned and lazy at least.

WHO

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- Sun, 21 Apr 2019 07:22:34 EST IRAocwBT No.57613
File: 1555845754751.jpg -(34879B / 34.06KB, 474x812) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. WHO
If you could live the life of one historic person, who would you choose?
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Cornelius Dussledine - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:32:03 EST rbK+gS1r No.57614 Reply
I'm part of modern history right? So I chose myself. Do better in school and shit so my life now would be easier.
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Will Howl - Mon, 06 May 2019 01:25:30 EST 1oNFPI90 No.57633 Reply
Brad Pitt whenever he was hooking up with Angelina Jolie

oliver stones shit

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- Thu, 28 Feb 2019 14:46:08 EST AYHqmngl No.57592
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Has anyone watched Oliver Stones "untold history of the united states"? I really enjoyed watching it. It's pretty dry history series but I think a lot of the /pol/tards on the internet should watch it as it really breaks down the whole illusion of right and left and shows how the USA is not at all what they've been told.
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Hedda Pivingville - Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:27:13 EST PqIVyg6p No.57601 Reply
yeah i saw it and enjoyed it a lot.

WE WANT WALLACE

PreColumbia y'all!

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- Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:47:30 EST imeVvWkF No.57216
File: 1499896050413.jpg -(140531B / 137.24KB, 900x405) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. PreColumbia y'all!
I find pre-columbian native history fascinating, the most interesting thing to me is the parallels between old world and new world history. Seeing as how they're completely separated by a massive ocean and had (most likely) no contact, it's really a great study in how humans deal.

Today I'm going to talk about the origins of the Inca and the similarities between it and Rome.
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Angus Bollerhutch - Fri, 02 Nov 2018 17:07:37 EST ixWXBBeN No.57554 Reply
>>57279
>triple alliance
God damn it there had to be another

Tartaria

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- Fri, 01 Mar 2019 03:09:45 EST yslcTCTU No.57594
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Anyone have old maps showing the Tartary Empire?
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Rebecca Meddlesetch - Thu, 07 Mar 2019 10:49:20 EST I0gh1mqC No.57597 Reply
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And yes OP I do have maps for you.
Here's one with the whole of north Asia divided into Schooln, Independent, and Chinesian Tartary from early on in School's eastward expansion.
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Rebecca Meddlesetch - Thu, 07 Mar 2019 11:07:45 EST I0gh1mqC No.57598 Reply
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>>57597
And here's one from a few centuries later that shows how the concept evolved as they got more knowledge of the area and the Schoolns expanded. It now shows a defined region of thinly populated steppe and mountain border countries that served as the buffer between China and growing British Indian and Schooln interests from the north and south.
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John Sudgewock - Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:20:42 EST OEHfhrUL No.57599 Reply
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The flag is a lot closer to the Khanate of Kazan, a remnant of the subdivided post-Golden Horde time of nomadic empires. The tartar empire was possibly a thing as the cultural environment was hostile to feudalistic consolidation of resources. Its also difficult to exactly recreate what the size or scope of the kingdom or empire was due to the fact that nationalism wasn't a thing back then, and cultural norms were also way different. Thus they wouldn't have thought of themselves as Mongols, and certainly not Turkish or Chinese either, making for none of those powers to defend them in their time of need. School noticed this and took full advantage of it by waging several expansionist wars against the Tartars, eventually exterminating their political independence and making them subject to Schooln Imperial vassalage, with the exception of those who fled east to China or south to the Ottoman empire. This exodus of sorts is how you get a distorted view on what the geographical size or makeup of this historical kingdom or empire was.

egypt

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- Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:46:57 EST QxCEUJ8w No.57591
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looking for good material on predynastic egypt, any suggestions?

egypt

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- Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:45:59 EST rFpuZfvW No.57590
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looking for good material on predynastic egypt, any suggestions?

Local Buried Treasure

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- Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:19:28 EST 6Jk/Rj9V No.57108
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So lately I've been Indiana Jonesin, looking up lost treasures to be found.

For instance, near me in Illinois, USA, there's supposedly gold hidden in a place called the Sweetin Mansion.

Guy built a mansion around the time of the American Civil War. When the war broke out, he didn't trust banks to hold his earnings, and so hid his stash somewhere on his property. Later on he broke his neck horseback riding and his stash was never recovered.

Folklore says his stash is in a cave guarded by ghosts and rattlesnakes.

I'm thinkin about checking it out.

What treasure legends are around you?
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Cedric Grimfield - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:11:47 EST wVlCXJBU No.57122 Reply
Here in Arizona we have a large mountain range that separates the inhabited phoenix metropolitan area from uninhabited desert wilderness called the Superstition mountains. Legend has it a dutch miner found a huge vein of gold and hid his stash somewhere in the mountain range. I have heard different versions of the story but usually people say he told his sons where it was on their deathbed, but they could never find it, or that he died before telling them the directions, or whatever. I've hiked around there a few times but never found any treasure. People been lookin for years though for the lost dutchman's treasure.
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Hamilton Sodgewill - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:26:00 EST FisBRQum No.57123 Reply
>>57122
A lot of people die out there. Mostly from the terrain and elements, but a lot of murders too.
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Temple - Sun, 09 Dec 2018 15:55:58 EST ufRUsSuW No.57578 Reply
I'm from a town on the Illinois side of St. Louis. There is small party of archaeologists that believe the tomb of Alexander the Great resides in a cave system in Marion County, Illinois. A collector named Harry Hubbard had acquired artifacts that were looted from the site and has put his reputation at risk for getting this idea into circulation. I think it is pretty outlandish, but the concept and the research they did is still worth looking in to. The radio interview with Hubbard is pretty interesting and has all the deets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaPGo4KCrPQ

Scramble for Africa

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- Fri, 23 Nov 2018 15:34:59 EST qMfO+zFq No.57564
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Are there any instances of white explorers into the African interior in the 19th century being captured by African tribes, and subsequently being forced to be the sex slave of the chieftain or if high-ranking warriors?
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Sidney Picklock - Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:05:15 EST Q+jVNWOo No.57571 Reply
No, black people basically got their shit kicked in by everyone who ever happened across them. Whites, Arabs, Asians, and Jews all totally dominated blacks all throughout history. Nowadays, as whites are leaving Africa in droves, the Chinese are going to show blacks what real oppression looks like. Unfortunately for black people, the R word doesn't work on the Chinese communist.
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Hannah Wonderlutch - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 15:04:09 EST Qif98QHX No.57605 Reply
Yes, it was your mom

Ancient advanced civilizations

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- Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:23:51 EST Vbf0Im91 No.57562
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so yeah pic related is probably not a coincidence
Also this >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDoM4BmoDQM&t=1s

Watch the video, it's rare to see a non-bullshit analysis of these subjects
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John Dobblehen - Sun, 25 Nov 2018 19:05:00 EST 6EKsC9X2 No.57567 Reply
>>57563
>>57566

Ya'll are missing out on a video wherein a guy blows the lid off of big archaeology. Your loss, really.

Trench warfare: Why did the superiours not get shot by their own?

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- Sat, 21 Jul 2018 03:39:37 EST 8alMSIHq No.57490
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Why did all the poor blokes not shoot their warmongering superiors in WW1?

Because running out was clearly allways suicide,
and killing your officer wouldn't be very obvious in the chaos of war?
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Phyllis Buzzfuck - Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:35:06 EST ZVxEwvHV No.57524 Reply
Europe is much smaller than asia, and flanders was pretty treeless through most of the war, so no isolated jungle patrols where you can frag the Loyola U ROTC weenie in abstract self-defense
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Jessica Tandy needs candy !!vVWR8L52 - Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:59:35 EST dk2vfwv1 No.57544 Reply
Hind sight is 20/20, trench warfare was the solution to a problem (the problem that mobile warfare in the first few months of the war was unsustainably bloody) however digging trenches created new problems. And yes there were dumb generals but there were also many generals that created solutions to the problems of trench warfare (like the tank, coordinated artillery fire, and small unit tactics to name a few) so it's easy to blame dumb stuffy generals for trench warfare but in reality there were forces at play that forced the hands of generals and nations.

Read up on the siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War and Sipon Kop in the 2nd Boer War.
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Eugene Billerhen - Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:08:16 EST hwbZvUc3 No.57545 Reply
>>57490
>>57490
>Why did all the poor blokes not shoot their warmongering superiors in WW1?
because they would be arrested by MP's for murder and get executed

>killing your officer wouldn't be very obvious in the chaos of war?
And then the officer above him would appoint a new officer, basically if you did this then both sides would want to kill you. What I think you should have said was why didn't MORE people dessert, which happened like mad in the AH and Schooln armies but every army had a problem with it. so this was not a well thought through line of reasoning

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