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Legacy Archive

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Why are Romanians and Bulgarians so close together genetically despite speaking different languages, being separated by a large river (Danube), and having different histories (different states, autonomy vs. Ottoman Empire)? Why don't we see the same with Romanians and Serbs, for example?

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WW2

Former wehraboo here

i have always been interested in WW2 and some months ago i rediscovered

the german army finally realizing that its Tanks were inferior to allied

ones (although luftwaffe seemed to be actually breddy good during early war)

however as much as i try to delve deeper into the subject and learn i can

only find ledditsoycucks sucking bomber harris dick and talking about muh ebin nazis

(just look at this shit https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldWar2/comments/a0kpdy/is_arthur_bomber_harris_a_war_criminal/)

or (((Historians))) talking about how bad the germans are and how superior soviets were

completeley ignoring retarded conscription,winter,the size of USSR,sovier high command being

political fags who got put there because they sucked stalin´s dick hard etc…

any good books on the subject? movies? documentaries? infographics?

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2019 Summer Infinity Cup

GREETINGS /his/

The Infinity Cup is returning once again, and 8chan's boards will be fighting it out on the pitch to claim divegrass supremacy. As a board that has participated in the Cup at one point or another in its history, you are invited to the reveal stream for 2019 Summer edition of the Cup. On Saturday June 22nd, at 3 PM EDT/7 PM UTC, on cytu.be/r/8cup I'll be giving you guys an early look at the Cup's 5th edition, which will include revamped aesthetics, team stadiums and other quality of life improvements I've figured out how to do in PES 17. Hopefully this will get anons back on board with the Cup, considering it has struggled mightily since its 2nd incarnation.

So how is it going to go down? I'll be staging a couple of exhibition matches between teams using their rosters from the last Cup, and we'll shitpost our merry way through the stream. Once the stream ends, entries will be open for the Cup, and boards can start putting together/editing their rosters and kits. Entries will close in early July, the field will be determined, and the Group Draw will take place approximately a week before the Cup kicks off in August. I'm also hoping to possibly introduce managers for the Cup, although I'm still working out the details to keep this from devolving into a namefag dick measuring contest. I hope you all will tune in, and in case you aren't caught up on your board's history, I've provided some links below to get you caught up:

http://infinitycup.shoutwiki.com/wiki//his/

>>>/8cup/3041

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Fallschirmjäger in WW2

Do you think that they could have been used more effectively than they were?

Also, why did they have their equipment in separate bags?

(I wasn’t sure whether to post this in /k/ or here)

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Why did the Jews want some desert wasteland and not some place in Europe?

The Germans felt so guilty after the war and the western allies were on such a war path to punish the Germans that I'm sure they could have gotten a piece of Germany. Or at the very least they could have gotten the Soviets to give them a piece of Poland or Hungary or Czechoslovakia. They could have had a nice Switzerland/Luxembourg situation or a city state and they wouldn't have to deal with suicide bombings, rocket attacks, being surrounded by countries that want to wipe them off the map and facing constant calls for their destruction by Muslims/communists.

Instead they opted for a desert shithole in the least stable region in the world. And Zionist Jews are not even religious so the whole biblical/religious argument doesn't even hold up because it's irrelevant to them. Actual super religious/orthodox Jews hate the state of Israel and don't think it should exist.

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Do not twist the words of history. The Battle of Vienna in 1683 WAS NOT about Christianity vs Islam, prove me wrong

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Who knew 4chan's His was such a shieethole

http://boards.4chan.org/his/thread/2722587

desuarchive.org/his/thread/2722587

>We Wuz Da Reel North Africans N Shieet

I knew American Niggers went We Wuz but the actual foreign Niggers too?

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Was the neanderthal crossbreeding the first instance of miscegenation? Would we all be living on Mars if we stayed proud Homo sapiens?

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History on Orders

Does anyone have a good source or documentary on the study of the Order of Malta's history, or the Order of the Knight's Templar?

One that recognizes their conections to Masonry and doesn't use the word mistery all the time.

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Ended the Chaos, created an Empire. Will any African country ever have such a great man as leader again?

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tfw you will never live in a reality where what is now Pakistan,Afghanistan and Tajikistan remained

pic related is one of the oldest representations of Buddha made in a Hellenistic style and made in what is now Pakistan

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Was the Principate really that great?

I made the realization today that the Augustus treated the loss of 3 legions or around 20k men as a huge thing that forever stopped rome expanding into germania.

And compare that to Cannae where the romans lost 80k men, continued to demand unconditional surrender from Carthage, and eventually won the war. In fact I heard they replaced all the legions they lost from Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae in a few days. And surely the middle republic had a far smaller manpower pool than the principate. How did it get that bad so quickly?

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Military operation planning

My main interest is operations during 2nd world war. But if there are well documented operations from other eras - please share.

I want to know how commander operated during planning operation. What kind of data he had? What he should've considered during planning? What he could've influenced? How operation could change in process of execution?

Also, share your favourite military operations.

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Anno Mundi

Kia Ora.

Just found out about this wonderful (((old))) dating system called "Anno Mundi". Literally: The Year of the World, as calculated by old testament records, given king lists etc. I cant figure out if it's exactly the same as the "Jewish year" or not as there appears to be some discrepancies, probably due to leap years.

So day 1 of genesis is AM0, the flood is AM1656, Exodus was AM2448 and jesus was AM3896

Apparently we are in the year 5779.

Pretty unreal that everyone was way more awful than we have been since 4123BC, since God hasn't water nuked us again since.

Russia used the calendar up to 1700AD and I think the Byzantines used it too but i'm not clear on that.

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German combat footage

WW2 footage

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Early Roman Empire

Hello /his/

Are Julius Caesar and Augustus the Omega Chads history said they were?

Redpill me on the early Roman Empire.

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i am doing a school work on this bloke named Sigismund, could you help me out.

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The imperative of progress, momentary fashion or human innate quality?

Throughout the vast majority of history, as a species we have simply existed like other animals. Eat, breed, survive. Norma. Then came religion and philosophy, which dictated how to live. It regulated social relations and explained the unexplained, but it was still about survival.

However, somewhere at the end of the Middle Ages a different approach to improvement began to emerge in Western Europe. Not to survive, but to improve, to check. Change for the sake of change, not necessarily. This new way of thinking developed slowly and exploded with all its might in the 19th century. Eccentric people, inventors, crazy people discovering something became "pop stars". Inventing and discovering became fashionable. This lasted until the middle of the 20th century and became commonplace.

In my opinion, inventiveness is not fashionable nowadays but only desirable to satisfy consumers, so in part we return to thinking from before this revolution only at a different level. We expect that there will be inventions, but the people who design them are not famous, and these are just another anonymous work that we do not worship but demand.

Admittedly, there are universities, pop culture productions promoting slogans: "all the time forward", "don't give up", "it's up to you", "you make your way", but how many people listen to them?

There is no longer such pressure on these slogans and I am afraid that we are entering another period of stagnation, so much so that at a higher level of development, which in turn is more difficult to maintain in the case of "misfortune".

What do you think about the present imperative of the progress that our civilization has made. Why was it possible to create it? What do you see its origins in? Is it really burning itself out or has it just changed its form? And if not, how far will we go with the fumes?

Or do you think that it is a feature of our species and we were condemned to technical development?

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY

Has there ever been a more unique and exciting era in history, a time filled with more adventure and larger than swashbuckling heroes and bloodthirsty villains, than the Golden Age of Piracy?

Also piracy in the Carribean seems to get more attention than piracy that took place in the colder waters of the North Atlantic but much happened in both places. In fact the only real media I can think of that has ever even used this setting is Assassins Creed: Rogue which is basically Black Flag but set in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Why is that?

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What the fuck happened to indians (dot not feather)? We, understandingly, associate India with third world subhuman degenerates who shit out in the streets, but unlike pretty much all other third world shitholes India actually used to have a very impressive ancient civilization that even Greeks respected. How can a civilization degrade this much while remaining largely homogeneous, in the same place and never diminishing?

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Can you find your favorite historical figures here?

http://www.albumangelorum.com/english/politics

Press Ctrl+F and look up your favorite historical figures.

(If your beloved names are missing, suggest them. )

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So I'm sure some of you are familiar with this screencap on Jesus's Sermon on the Mount.

One particular point is explaining the "going the extra mile" verse, based on an alledged old Roman law which would apparently allow soldiers to force the conquered natives to carry their backpack for one mile.

I have tried searching for sources on this alledged law, and I found out it was supposed to be called lex angeria. The problem is, the only websites discussing this subject (that I could find) were Christian blogs, and none of them provide any source for this law either, they just appear to parrot each other.

A list of Roman laws (like https://www.unrv.com/government/index-of-roman-laws.php) does not bring up anything either.

Worse than that, from what I can tell, it would appear angeria is not actually a real Latin word (it does not feature in any of the dictionaries I looked in).

Does anyone have a real source for this law, or more information on this? Did I just search wrong?

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Strength of German Divisions In Normandy

I've read many conflicting things about this. That it was mostly conscripts on the beaches, with tougher guys, including SS and several panzer divisions further back. But what was the actual strength of these panzer and SS divisions? The SS also varied a lot depending on when you look at it and where. Panzer divisions sounds bad, but there's a big difference between full strength and half, foreigners and conscripts vs volunteers and more trained guys etc

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What If: Cnut Goes To Vinland

1016 A.D.

Cnut is defeated in his attempt to conquer England, he sits despondent and at a loss of what to do until one of his men mentions that he had been on an expedition with Lief Ericsson sixteen years earlier across the Atlantic to a vast new land populated with only a handful of savages and maybe Cnut could make a kingdom there.

Cnut seizes on the idea and packs up the remainder of his men (some 5000 Norse warriors and a handful of allied Poles and all their families, tools, seeds, animals, etc) and loads them on 150-odd longships and sets sail for Vinland.

Arriving at the Lance aux Meadows settlement at the northern tip of Newfoundland Island during the height of the Medieval Warm Period, Cnut quickly sets his men to building a secure camp and exploring the Canadian Maritimes region, up the St.Lawrence and down the N.American coastline.

What happens next?

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ITT: Historical events that still make you tear up

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On the decades before and during the Bolshevik Revolution

I need sources on what happened, not only during but the decades before. I already read a lot on it but the following matters mentioned I still have my doubts.

I'm interested in what happened during the Moscow State Conference, how it went and what was discussed, direct sources like diaries about it will be great

Description of the White Army side of the war, how they organized and if they were fractured in many particular sides fighting each other before the conference.

How the period of the revolution affected the private life of Russians and people living under Imperial rule. Descriptions.

And finally on the assassination of Alexander II: Why? How it was funded and planed?

Straight and simple: no propaganda/heavily biased(exception for direct sources)

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It's a shame that his body was lost at sea so that he has no grave to piss on.

British equivalent of Heinrich Himmler. What an amoral, soulless, miserable wretch of a supposed human being.

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>race this, race that

>everything is about race

Why are you people like this? The difference between races is mostly utterly insignificant and your every question can be answered through looking at historical trends and development. There are thousands of arguments explaining why all the things you blame on race were actually caused by environment or other factors and the physiology of those people was completely irrelevant. So why does even /his/, the one board i thought would be actually educated, keep pushing this narrative? It is a joke to some people, but other actually take it seriously. Are they just all pic related?

note that i am not saying all races are the same leftypoll bullshit, i am just stating that historical characteristics weren't caused by them in the slightest

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Do you guys have more studies like this?

Hello /his/!,

I was trying to find some detailed papers in diversity throughout history, although "the myth of the andalusian paradise" was pretty good I was wondering if you guys had more "scientific" for lack of better word, just like this one

http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/3/7.html.bak

(also check the gif)

I like that one because offers a very detailed simulation and I wanted to know where I could find more of that style.

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Matching modern and ancient European populations

What modern European populations match up with ancient ones? I dislike how studies grey out the modern populations or don't include labels, so you can't tell which ones cluster with ancient individuals, even though it's clear that some of them do. What is known from the literature? An earlier Anon pointed out from a PCA from a study that modern Maltese and Sicilians match up with ancient Myceneans, something completely glossed over by the actual study that included the PCA.

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Horror in the East

This was an incredibly frustrating documentary to sit through.

Listening to the British narrator and British people interviewed criticize the Japanese for the exact same shit the British did was incredibly frustrating and hypocritical.

The entire segment put in to show what a prosperous and wonderful place Hong Kong was just for being a British Colony, while lambasting the Japanese for attempting to colonize mainland China and in turn causing the deaths of millions of Chinese.

Without a single thought to the irony that the colony of Hong Kong was acquired 100 years prior by the British illegally trafficking Opium into China to induce an epidemic that also killed millions of Chinese, and the British government responding with war to the Chinese government destroying captured illegal Opium.

Not to mention the complaints of Japanese camps for civilians that weren't well equipped, for Christ's sake the fucking Second Boer war happened just 40 years prior and the British concentration camps used for the Boer women and children were as bad if not worse.

I'm not a hardcore Japanese nationalist, I thought the annexation of Taiwan and Korea was justified, however it almost always ended there for me, but this documentary made me borderline agree with IJA policy in the '30s.

Where I was supposed to feel sadness over the Japanese crimes in Hong Kong and to the British POWs in Singapore, it instead made me feel catharsis over the British frankly getting a taste of their own medicine, being treated as they had always treated others, all while they don't understand the irony of it all.

Fuck the fucking British.

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YOUVE GOT MAIL

A weekly subscription service started by a college student sends you actual mail of real letters written by famous people from the past. You get a mix of nostalgia and a history lesson at the same time!

https://www.okwhatever.org/topics/things/youve-got-mail-letterjoy

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The World's Fair

When I was younger I used to watch a lot of movies and animation from the '30s - '60s, and one constant throughout, whether it was Looney Tunes or something I caught on TCM, they'd always reference "The World's Fair" like it was the biggest fucking event in history, yet I'd never heard of it before.

For years I assumed they stopped sometime around the '70s, and only discovered a couple years ago what actually happened:

>International Exhibition as it was usually called starts in the mid 1800s

>It is literally a show where every country comes together and unveils their masterpiece of architecture/technology/whatever

>Event is officially called "World's Fair" literally 5 times, 3 of them in the 1980s

>Yet is informally referred to as such for the better part of 50 years

>Clearly the most memorable name

>Cucknada gets it for 1967 and decides to call it "Expo", which sounds faggy and nu-maleish as shit

>Focus gradually shifts from man's achievement to whatever the globohomo agenda advocates that year

>In either the '80s or '90s (part of me wants to say 1984), that year's "Expo" is a massive bust

>Event gets scaled down into nothingness, and persists to this day

>Nobody gives a shit about what was once The World's Fair anymore

Could we conceivably have a modern day World's Fair with huge structures and mindblowing innovations, somewhat like the Olympics but for human achievement? Or is it just not possible? I'd imagine the budget would be enormous and our ability to connect with one another effortlessly has basically nullified the entire purpose of the event.

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what's in your /his/ folder?

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Caucasian California Kingdom

I remember hearing somewhere about an ancient kingdom/civilization in California that was white. Anyone know what it was? Might have been a meme but I'm still interested in the name of it.

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How much did war affect the daily life of the citizens of one of the belligerent's in the pre-modern era? I'm sure people were greatly affected by conflicts that took place in their immediate area or if they were conquered by some by some foreign army. But how greatly was, for example, a 6th century farmer in Macedonia affected by Justinian's war with Persia?

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What is up with the nubians?

I've been getting more and more interested in the We Wuz Kangz stuff getting thrown around video games nowadays, so i decided to look at nubians and see what was what. But looking at the stuff online is brutal, a ton of stuff on the wikipedia has shit sources, very detailed explanations with no sources, and very few names of the first researchers and archeologists. Since 90% of websites in search reviews only have stuff from 2010 onwards, its filled with bias, but more importantly not much info that I could trust. Funnily enough, this bias has made me want to know more about these people, and I wanted to check here to see if anyone could give their own two cents and/or sources about the real nubians. Any anons here ever study them?

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The Rise and Decline of the West

by F. Roger Devlin

http://www.unz.com/article/the-rise-and-decline-of-the-west/

He reviews the book At Our Wit’s End: Why We’re Becoming Less Intelligent and What It Means for Our Future

Available at libgen

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=D61194355343187C3C7FBAF36DE3A781

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Sup guys. So I've been pondering something recently and thought it would be an interesting topic.

Why are European/European descended people comparatively and historically so much less violent and brutal than other races of people? If you look at European wars, yes they were extremely bloody and violent but they usually did not involve mass slaughter of civilians (women and children) and mainly involved military deaths. Europeans never bayoneted babies, gassed civilians or tortured POWs either. POWs kept by the Germans in WW2 were treated very humanely as were POWs kept by the Americans. We never locked them in cages and poked them with bamboo or executed them.

Europeans also don't have a history of sex slavery/concubinage. European kings did not have huge harems like Asian (mainly Muslim) rulers did.

Nowadays it is much the same. You don't see Caucasian/white people sawing each other's heads off or strapping explosives to our bodies.

European countries are by far the most peaceful, safest and most advanced in the world and always have been. I'm curious as to why this is.

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US Civil War

Lincoln shouldn't have violated habeas corpus and used it to indefinitely imprison journalists for wrongthink opinions. That was authoritarianism.

The Founders agreed in 1816 that the Federalist Party had a right to secede, and that it would go against American ideals to use to force to keep people under your boot from afar. Opposing secession was also authoritarianism by American standards.

But really, the South had a culture centralized around slavery, and they fired first. We'd be better off without them.

Fuck both sides to be honest, the only people I can respect are Copperhead Peace Democrats or people who didn't get involved at all until forced to like Jack Hinson.

t. Yankee from MA.

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Men who were too pure for this cruel world

James Harden-Hickey aka Prince James I of the Principality of Trinidad

>Born in San Francisco in 1854, brought to and raised in Paris

>Published an anti-Republican, pro-Royalists newspaper in 1878, challenged to at least 12 duels of his beliefs, all of which he won

>Traveled the world, discovered a tiny Island of Trinidad that had never been claimed by any country

>Claims it for himself, proclaims himself Prince James I of Trinidad and installs himself as military dictator in 1893

>In 1895 the eternal Anglo invaded the Principality of Trinidad and force Prince James I's surrender, basing their claim on a 1700 visit by Englishman Edmond Halley to the Island

>Brazil and Britain begin threatening war over claim to the Island, James I is forgotten

>James I tried to appeal to the United States as a mediator, which only harmed his cause when Secretary of State John Milton Hay released his letters to the press, wish brought about harsh ridicule of James I

>James then designed a plan to invade England from Ireland as revenge for the British invasion of his country, he contacted Henry Flagler for to finance his invasion plan, but Flagler denied his request

>James I fell into a deep depression, his dream of an independent Island Nation shattered, the press of the world laughed at him with the exception of NY times, whom he granted the Order of Trinidad for their understanding

>James I wrote in one of his books that, "life wasn't so important or even worth living if one was to suffer, and it is of greater moment to live well than to live long, and that often it is living well not to live long."

>James I then killed himself in an El Paso hotel

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SERENISSIMA

ITT we will learn interesting facts about the most successful Italian maritime trade republic

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So about them Yugoslav wars...

Could there have been a peaceful solution to all of it all or was the divide simply too great? What would you have done.

>ethnicities

>religion

>politics

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Local Optima, Diversity, and Patchwork

by EvolutionistX

https://evolutionistx.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/local-optima-diversity-and-patchwork/

How closeness and openness can change a society, civilisation and technology? What's some of its mechanisms?

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The Crusades

It seems like everyone has their own different opinion on the Crusades. What do you guys think and how do you back up your conclusion?

Were they blood thirsty papists or Christ loving Knights?

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Childhood is idolizing Charles Gordon.

Adulthood is realizing Augustus Lindley made more sense.

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Chads of history

I'll start. Douglas MacArthur

Most masculine American General

Gains twice as much land as he ever used (the Philippines) and was more popular than the president when he was dismissed.

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"two minors have reigned"?

Who was Thomas Paine referring to in Common Sense when he mentioned "two minors have reigned" in England? I assume this is referring to cases where the heir was not old enough to be king and a regent ran the country in his place, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Who We Are and How We Got Here

Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past

http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=9615AAE062FCFED3678A29216AFD1E1F

David Reich is one of the lead geneticists participating in the Ancient Genomics revolution, which started in 2015 when a new way of sampling Ancient DNA - damaged, hard to work with - was invented, and the subsequent DNA analysis of all ancient human skeletons started.

This book has many aspects, and David Reich doesn't get everything 100% right (there are other geneticists who disagree with certain aspects of his conclusions of the data, and some of the data he uses to write this book is still too fresh and unreliable) and this book is basically divided into 2 parts:

>1. The Genetic History of Mankind (so far)

>2. A politically-correct apology and lots of "I'm sorry"

His social views are on the Left, so, although Part 1 dodges that, Part 2 is filled to the brink with that.

He's also a Jew.

So far, there were many reviews and things written about the book. I'll also post here these articles written by him, and some analysis of his book by Gregory Cochran.

Reich:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/science/david-reich-human-migrations.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/opinion/sunday/genetics-race.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/opinion/race-genetics.html

http://nautil.us/issue/58/self/social-inequality-leaves-a-genetic-mark

https://www.ft.com/content/a3212710-736a-4327-b3d3-0d832e7958db

Cochran:

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/who-we-are-1/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/who-we-are-2-purity-of-essence/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/the-usual-suspects/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/who-we-are-3-neanderthals/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/who-we-are-4-denisovans/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/live-not-by-lies/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/who-we-are-6-the-americas/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/who-we-are-7-africa/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/18/reichs-journey/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/who-we-are-8-india/

https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/who-we-are-9-europe/

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Macedonia was a Greek kingdom for the reasons below.

Ancient Macedonian, the language of the ancient Macedonians, either a dialect of Ancient Greek or a separate Hellenic language, was spoken in the kingdom of Macedonia during the 1st millennium BC and belongs to the Indo-European language family.

The name Macedonia derives from the Greek Μακεδονία[1] a kingdom (later, region) named after the ancient Macedonians, who were the descendants of a Bronze-age Greek tribe.

Their name, Μακεδόνες (Makedónes), is cognate to the Ancient Greek adjective μακεδνός (makednós), meaning "tall, slim".[1]

Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γ΄ ὁ Μακεδών; 20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, translit. Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon[a] and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20.

Alexander's most immediate legacy was the introduction of Macedonian rule to huge new swathes of Asia. At the time of his death, Alexander's empire covered some 5,200,000 km2 (2,000,000 sq mi), and was the largest state of its time. Many of these areas remained in Macedonian hands or under Greek influence for the next 200–300 years. The successor states that emerged were, at least initially, dominant forces, and these 300 years are often referred to as the Hellenistic period.[2]

The name Ἀλέξανδρος derives from the Greek verb ἀλέξω (aléxō, lit. 'ward off, avert, defend')and ἀνδρ- (andr-), the stem of ἀνήρ (anḗr, lit. 'man'), and means "protector of men".[3]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziJJBsZTt4Y

[1]. https://www.etymonline.com/word/Macedonia

[2]. Green, Peter (2007). Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age. London: Phoenix. ISBN 978-0-7538-2413-9.

[3]. https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=Alexander

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Boer concentration camps

>The British denied pic related her rations because her father didn't surrender

Are the British even human beings?

How did America manage to stay neutral through all this? When the same Empire they fought for independence over was invading two free Republics to steal all their gold and diamonds and exterminating women and children in death camps?

I know we were in the Philippine-American war at the time and doing similar shit to the Pinoys, but they weren't a white Republic.

The only American I know who put a large effort into fighting for the Boers was John Young Fillmore Blake, and he was Irish-American so that was partly out of heritage. He was still a fucking badass, though.

Instead most Americans who participated were faggots like Frederick Russel Burnham being the antithesis of an American and fighting alongside the British to genocide free Republics.

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William Colepaugh

>Get kicked out of US Navy

>Defect to Nazis

>Given $48,000 by Nazi Germany for an espionage mission in the US

>Blow almost all of it on hookers and partying

>Surrender to FBI

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Ned Kelly thread cunts

Fucking 19th century Killdozer coming through.

Get fucked, peelers.

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How the fuck does this even happen?

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colonialism

what was it like?

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Can we talk about how badly the Germans got fucked over after WW2? Regardless of how you feel about the Nazis I think that we can all agree that what happened to the Germans after WW2 is in itself an atrocity on par with the Holocaust.

Mass ethnic cleansing of Germans from all over Europe. This was especially bad in Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and elsewhere in eastern Europe. Random Germans with ancestors dating back hundreds of years in those countries were just rounded up and killed, raped, tortured, interned and displaced. These weren't Nazis at all. Just random people who happened to be German.

Worst mass rape in history. German women and girls (and I'm sure quite a few young boys as well) suffered the worst mass rape in human history at the hands of the Russians and their allies. Women were gang raped in front of he children who were often times murdered if they tried to interfere. They were raped with empty bottles, knives, broom handles etc. Some 2 million German women were raped, many ended up being killed or dying from their injuries. Here is a disturbing description of some of the violence they faced at the hands of the Russians https://einsamerkrieger.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/horrors-beyond-imagination/ (warning: VERY graphic)

Destruction of German cities. Major German cities were absolutely leveled and destroyed by allied bombings. The firebomnings of Dresden and other German cities were easily comparable to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in terms of devastation and loss of life.

East and west split. Germany was split in two between communism and democracy. This would last until the Berlin wall came down in 1990.

Mass starvation of German POWs in American run concentration camps. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinwiesenlager

I would also add the current state of Germany today with mass immigration and leaders like Angela Merkel who actively hate their own country. It's a continuing symptom of the neutering of the German people and their post war humiliation.

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I'd follow him into battle

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Beige

Why do people even watch this guy? Many instances the thing he spouts are incorrect and are just based on his speculations. Hell, even when he states that his content are meant to just be his opinions, he tends to spin the topic in such that what he says IS actually factual.

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Are Arabs even human?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1929_Palestine_riots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itamar_attack

Why do Europeans get a bad rap as being anti Semitic when Arabs do shit like this?

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Americans in the Japanese Army, 1874 Taiwan Expedition

I want to inform those who have not yet learned and remind those who have that two White Americans who were Union Army Veterans from the Civil War were promoted to Officers in the Imperial Japanese Navy in order to properly advise the Japanese on combating the Taiwanese Aborigines.

I also want to inform and remind that one of these two American Officers, Douglas Cassel, had been involved on the failed American Expedition to Taiwan three years prior in 1871, and that despite hiring foreign advisors the ex-samurai volunteers largely ignored all advice and blatantly disobeyed orders, and that Saigo utilized Cassel's plan for a main offensive but took credit for himself.

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Loyalists were the shittiest paramilitary in /his/tory

>Loyalists only ever targeted Catholic civilians

>Whenever faced with an armed Provo they were practically helpless and lost every time

>The British never targeted these incompetent serial killers and instead armed them

Say what you want about the Troubles, but I think anyone with a brain can agree Loyalists fucking sucked.

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What caused Rome to fall?

2 most major factors;

I - Carrhae -> Christianity

> Suren>Crassus

> Cannabis Cavalry Archers>Money

II - Teutoberg -> Inflation

> Arminius>Varus

> Judas>benefit of the doubt

X *predominantly allowed for* Y

Did I miss anything?

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I've been on a 90's Gulf War Saddam kick lately and is it weird that I can't help but notice how insanely good looking he was? I mean holy fuck even in the photos that were taken at his trial after being in a spider hole for years he wears a suit like a boss. it's not like they were trying to make him look flattering. I can't think of a single leader that I've seen who can wear a suit quite like he could.

Half of the photos I see of him look like they were torn straight out of an old men's fashion magazine.

Can't say the same about Stalin or Hitler. They both looked rather oafish.

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Update on Neanderthals

Big stuff here

It seems that previous models, which indicated a continuous decrease in Neanderthal admixture in Europeans due to natural selection against such variants, probably because they were harmful one way or another, is being contested.

Svante Pääbo, the very and only guy who works with Neanderthal genomes, is reviewing his findings.

He discovered that, by comparing Europeans to Sub-Saharan Africans to see how much Neanderthal ancestry Europeans got is now a failed method, as we now discovered that Eurasians with Neanderthal admixture had return into deep Africa, with people such as Taforalt's Iberomarussians in West Africa and as found in the Mota Cave in East Africa.

What does it mean?

It means that it wasn't Europeans losing Neanderthal admixture over time, but Sub Saharan Africans gaining it.

So, when you compare one to another, one would think that Europeans were losing Neanderthal ancestry.

Not the case anymore.

Today, the estimates of Neanderthal ancestry in Europeans has been calibrated to 1.5~2.5%, after initial overestimates of 4~5%.

But now we're in a situation where they will have to calibrate these percentages again, and we could jump back to 5% or even go as high as 10% Neanderthal. Actually, who knows, really, everything's on the table right now.

Links:

>The limits of long-term selection against Neandertal introgression

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/07/04/362566

>Article by Razib Khan, saying what I just said

https://www.gnxp.com/WordPress/2018/07/04/what-neanderthals-tells-us-about-modern-humans/

>The genetic history of Ice Age Europe (from where Pic related is from)

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature17993

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>Multiculturalism or otherwise non-homogenity

How do cucks cope with how there aren't any examples of notably multicultural societies that didn't:

>practice some segregation

>have one group have obviously more status over others

>collapse into fire absent of the force needed to maintain itself

>become a shithole

>become a degenerating land (America, Canada)

For more on this:

https://home.isi.org/myth-andalusian-paradise

https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2016/03/28/moorish-spain-a-successful-multicultural-paradise-part-2/

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"It wasn't real communism"

Why is this mocked so much by the right?

The whole basis of the argument is that communist utopia in itself has nothing to do with oppressive dictator "communist" regimes of 20th-21st century and i think that is undisputable. So why does the right keep posting it ironically like if it means that true communism means oppressive dictatorship?

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Thoughts on Yugoslav war?

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So I was watching The Fall of the Roman Empire and when a Greek got to speak in front of the senate, they started to protest the very notion, even grouping him with the likes of jews. Did Roman treat Greeks like subhumans? And if so, why?

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Who was he?

European here, can somebody tell me a little bit about him and if he was ever important?

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Why haven't africans integrated into the modern world? Why are they so far behind?

>inb4 muh slavery

They sold eachother as slaves

>inb4 but they had no idea how european slavery was like

If it's called "slavery" I don't think it's very fucking good. Also if you read african texts (things fall apart) you'll find that african men were generally very abusive to their whole household.

>inb4 africa is an entire desert

Africa today is one of the richest continents in terms of natural resources

>inb4 muh nubians

A culture of people that just went north and copied egyptian culture. ""Coincidentally"" the last rulers of egypt were nubians.

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Congo Atrocities

Hello everyone. I've read some piece on the internet on how the massive population decline that supposedly happened under Leopold II in the Congo Free State was impossible. The two main objections to the popular narrative were that the population numbers are wrong and that contemporary evidence was flimsy. Can someone help me out with that? I want to know what really happened.

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Anons, what's your opinion on the theory of nostratic and proto-nostratic languages?

While a bit fringe I think it's an interesting research topic.

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Why did the native american civilizations fall so far behind the europeans? Was it religion? Lack of competition? Their race? Society?

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Anons help me with the Meiji restoration

So I made these bullet points to grasp the event. Is this the gist of it?

> Samurai of old battle the imperial court, defeat the Emperor and establish the first shogunate. The Emperor becomes a figurehead.

> After a century of battles between the Daimyo (warlords) for the title of the Shogun - "the Sengoku period" - Tokugawa Ieyasu restores peace and establishes the Tokugawa Shogunate.

> He decides to close the country from the white gaijin devils.

> Hundreds of years later, Matthew Perry comes with big battleships and demands to open the country for trade or face war and also be there for you.

> Shogunate decides to open the country and signs treaties with many different foreigners. Daimyo are displeased and split on the issue.

> "Shishi" - the southern samurai of Satsuma and Choshu regions are particularly unhappy, they see Japan as sacred ground and didn't like the treaties signed without the consent of the emperor (a figurehead). They ask to revere the emperor and expel the gaijin.

> The emperor agrees, orders to expel all the white pigu. But the shogun doesn't consent.

> Shishi then start to attack the gaijin themselves which results in gaijin ships bombarding their cities. They then try to take the imperial city of Kyoto but are defeated by Shinsengumi. Shogun suppresses Choshu.

> Shishi, in order to expel the gaijin, decide to first learn their ways - "Japanese spirit, western technology". After traveling abroad and arming themselves western style, they retake Choshu and drive the shogun away. Satsuma and Choshu form the Satcho alliance to dethrone the Shogun.

> The Shogun pusses out, steps down and decides to serve under the emperor as the head of council.

> The Satcho alliance is unsatisfied and forces the newly crowned boy emperor Meiji to declare the complete restoration of the emperor's rule and strip all titles and privileges from the Shogun.

> The Shogun is outraged, calls upon his Daimyo to retake the capital back.

> Boshin War. The Satcho alliance imperialists battle the Tokugawa Shogunate.

> Despite being outnumbered, imperialists are well modernized and are able to defeat the Shogunate. Centralized Japan is established.

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Newly found tomb in Cairo shows looks of Ancient Pre-Islam Egyptians.

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-egypt-year-old-tomb-cairo.html

Look at their skin.

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The Great War

No WW1 thread?

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How brutal and violent would a joint US/Russian invasion of Japan have been?

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Caveman thread

So… silly question. Do the prehistoric age count as /his/? for some documentation purposes as a hobby I wanted to ask some questions Wikipedia doesn't answer clearly and I don't know which books to read. I'm particulary interested in neanderthals and prehistoric iberia.

As far as I know the neanderthals got a pretty advanced 'technology' for that time, but beside tard and obsidian knives, what other advantages did the neanderthals had? did they use tattoos or jewelry?

Another question is what kind of wildlife was in the iberian ice age. Did it had a mixture of african prehistoric animals and european prehistoric animals? in particular wooled rhinos or wooled mammoths. Also if neanderthals were still arround when the temperatures began to rise up.

I probably have many more questions, but those two are the ones I have in my head right now.

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Inquisition thread

Hello /his/

I wanted to ask you about the Inquisition, in particular the Spanish Inquisition as I can't find much info about it besides "crazy evil fanatic monks" or whatever.

How could someone become an inquisitor?

How was the heirarchy?

Were they happy people burning psychos or were they happy just converting them?

Were they nice with others than sinners?

Could they join the crusades and hold a sword?

Did they get any training besides basic torture knowledge?

I just hope you people can tell me they weren't monsters as they are painted in the media.

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Greetings, /his/.

Which English translation of the New Testament is the closest to the original Koine Greek? Old Testament to original Hebrew?

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So it looks like the Ancient Greeks weren't as White as claimed.

ttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature23310.html

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/his/ Humor/Shitposting Thread

Bring out your best faggots

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What went wrong that they lost so many global influence by the 19th century?

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Worst of Hollywood

>Pearl Harbor movie

>it's a fucking love triangle with WW2 as background dressing

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So what were the Mespotamians?

Were they the same as modern Iraqis or different?

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND (((them)))

So during my idle time, I came to a tricky question. I was reading about anthropology and, usually when I want to know something, I first go to my everyday (((search engine))). So I can come up with some articles or even books, that would give me an idea, of what I'm trying to end up shoving into my head. Anyway, when taking a look at anthropology and its most recent developments, I noticed that most of its proponents, most notable scholars Like Émile Durkheim, Ernest Gellner and Eric Hobbsbawn(Age trilogy) all shared some particular (((heritage))).

Does anyone know if there are any other sources that do not suffer from this? That tries to bring this subject to light in any form?

I mean, wouldn't a field that focus on the social development of humans and its ramifications be a little bit biased when the most influential studies, in the last 150 years, are all comprised of people who share the same (((ethnic))), economic, religious and social background? I mean that all of them would write from the perspective of believing to be a persecuted, discriminated and an underprivileged minority?

>inb4 they control everything

>inb4 ban

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Civilizations and IQs

How did the Egyptian and Arab Empires come to dominate the world at some point if their average IQs are lower than that of the neighboring populations? (southern Europeans and Slavics)

Is it just thanks to the fertility of their land?

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Tell me about China

Evaluate the following statements:

a) Until the 18th century, China had the richest culture of the world

b) Until the 18th century, China made the most accomplishments in terms of science and technology

c) Until the 18th century, China had the longest and most formidable history of all nations/societies

d) Until the 18th century, China was the protagonist of mankind, the pinnacle of human civilization

This is not homework in anyway, it's just that I often have arguments with friends about China vs Europe. They claim that Europe has given the world more and better culture, achievements and societies, but I think that was China. Yes, there are endless civil wars, famines, and foreign conflicts China lost, but I think China has always been the most culturally prosperous and advanced nation/society/etc, until the 18th century. Since then, China has been looted and dominated by barbarians (Europeans). But just as barbarians invaded and looted Rome, it doesn't mean barbarians are better than China. In recent decades, China has been growing very rapidly and the west has been declining, so I believe it will soon return to its rightful place as humanity's shining beacon, ahead of everyone else.

Please educate me and share your opinions upon China and this matter as a whole.

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Interesting Anecdotes or other curious information about historic rulers

Let's breath some life back into this board, shall we?

>Queen Victoria, aptly known for the Victorian Era (1837-1901) named after her, apparently was quite fond of drawing, and many colored and uncolored sketches line the pages of her private journals.

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what era?

I would like to know what era does this coin belongs to?

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/his/ image dump

I require Osprey images relating to the 13th-16th centuries. I will share what I have in return!

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African/Non-Eurasian civilization discussion thread

A bit /pol/y /his/ has been for a while so given the topic most /pol/acks will ignore this thread so lets talk about African civilizations, I'm really interested in the Great Zimbabwe ruins and I'm wondering if anyone knows any stone built structures north of mexico? Not giant blocks but similar to the small bricks in Great Zimbabwe? I remember hearing about a place in Maine called the American Stonehenge and I'm currently looking into it.

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>Travelled around the land, not a lazy asshole

>Told the Saxons to cut it with their bullshit and stop sacrificing people to the gods for fucks sake

>Patron of arts and culture

>Not afraid to call the children of nobles complete faggots if their poetry sucked

>Founded the Holy Roman Empire and made paganfags butthurt ever since

>Created the free courts that would later become the vehmic courts, aka Medieval Judge Dredd

>Gave the Pope shelter when the Romanfags tried to torture him

>Humble, didn't even want to be crowned emperor by the Pope

>Employed jews, not a smelly /pol/ack

You will never amount to Charlemagne, face it. Paganfags need not apply.

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Did white slavery exist?

Stumbled on this article:

http://archive.is/uwSPC

>authors behind the myth of Irish slavery sought "to belittle the suffering visited on black slaves"

Sure sounds like somebody is butthurt those dirty dang Irish might intrude into the sacred victim space occupied by naggers. But who's right? Booke like White Cargo and They were white and they we're slaves or the article?

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Fall of the Western Roman Empire

The Wikipedia article on the Fall of the Western Roman Empire is huge and full of wall-of-texts. As a brainlet with other shit to do, I can't hope to try to understand it all. Could anyone here that has already studied this explain to me the important parts and factors that taken together culminated with the Roman empire falling apart, preferably in layman terms?

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Why did America go to war with Spain over the 1898 Maine incident, but not after the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915?

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Favourite Historian

Who is your favourite /his/torian? Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is my waifu

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Kaiser Wilhelm II

Why does he get so much hate?

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Japanese culture after the Meiji restoration

I want to know how the japanese people lived after the Meiji restoration, mostly because on how during WW2 the nationanalistic sentiment was almost religious and how that was possible, since they made a loot of war of aggresions, breaking treaties (mostly whit the Republic of China) and how common soldiers participated in so many war crimes, posting propaganda material, political speeches or anything that would describe the mood of the era would be also helpfull

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Alternate History

You think Germany could win one of the two WW?

I think that the first one could they surely win that.

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Middle Kingdom Upper Egyptian mummy has North European DNA.

ttps://mobile.twitter.com/pontus_skoglund/status/969233568282087426

http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4425/9/3/135

>On October 18, 2009, the American Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA) opened an exhibition called The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC. One of the most intriguing items in the collection was a mummified human head discovered over a century ago in the necropolis of Deir el-Bersha (also known as Dayr al-Barshā). The site is located on the east bank of the Nile River in close proximity to the city of Mallawi, approximately 250 km south of Cairo. Deir el-Bersha is known for tombs cut into cliffs of limestone that date back to the Old Kingdom (2686–2181 BC), the First Intermediate Period (about 2100–2040 BC) and the Middle Kingdom (MK; 2040–approx. 1640 BC). During the MK 11th and 12th Dynasties (2040–1783 BC), it served as the chief cemetery for the governors or regional lords (a.k.a. nomarchs) of the 15th Upper Egyptian Nome (a.k.a. the Hare Nome).

>The mtGenome profile independently obtained from the tooth by the FBI and HMS laboratories were identical and can be found in Table S2. The haplotype (deposited in GenBank under accession number MG736653) belongs to mitochondrial DNA lineage U5b2b5, but the specific sequence has not been previously reported in the 35,942 mtGenomes stored in the NCBI GenBank database (as of October 2017). The sequence closest to the mummy’s belongs to a contemporary individual from Lebanon (KT779192 [67]); however, the two haplotypes still differ at five positions, three of them in the control region (CR). A comparison between the mummy CR and the 26,127 CR sequences from the EMPOP database produced no match.

http://archive.is/ZMJzp

>U5 has been found in human remains dating from the Mesolithic in England, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Russia,[22] Sweden,[23] France[24] and Spain.[25] Neolithic skeletons (~7,000 years old) that were excavated from the Avellaner cave in Catalonia, northeastern Spain included a specimen carrying haplogroup U5.[26]

>Haplogroup U5 and its subclades U5a and U5b today form the highest population concentrations in the far north, among Sami, Finns, and Estonians. However, it is spread widely at lower levels throughout Europe. This distribution, and the age of the haplogroup, indicate individuals belonging to this clade were part of the initial expansion tracking the retreat of ice sheets from Europe around 10,000 years ago.

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BO and other genetic aficionados - how true is the headline pic related?

OK, obviously I don't mean the act of sex itself, but the implication that European crusaders procreated to a significant degree with the then native population of the Arab peninsula and similar. What does the DNA show?