1. Futurist

    Theoretically, did it make more sense for the U.S. to ally with Germany in World War

    Theoretically, did it make more sense for the U.S. to ally with Germany in World War I? I mean, I am well-aware of unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram. However, had the U.S. allied with Germany at the start of World War I (or even later on, as long as Germany did...
  2. Futurist

    Did it make more sense for Imperial Germany to ally with Austria-Hungary or Russia?

    Did it make more sense for Imperial Germany to ally with Austria-Hungary or to ally with Russia (if it had to choose, that is)? Basically, the way that I see it, here are the benefits and drawbacks of these approaches: Ally with A-H: Pro: -You get to be the dominant partner in this alliance...
  3. W

    Do individual warrior cultures such as barbarians lack common sense teamwork tactics?

    An interesting post I found online. Individual Fighter Warrior Culture and Team Work by LustyVenusianJuuza on DeviantArt Although the writer focuses on criminal activities and civilian violence, he does have a point. I mean if drunkards in a bar are able to work together in such coordination...
  4. Earl_of_Rochester

    History makes more sense when you're drunk

    History makes more sense when you?re drunk | Natalie Haynes | Opinion | The Guardian "For all the raised eyebrows this show will doubtless provoke, there’s something to be said for mixing history with alcohol and a lack of reverence. Firstly, there are some periods of history that make more...
  5. D

    In What Sense are the Greeks and Romans the Same? Different?

    I originally posted this in the Romaphile thread, but that one seems to have gone off topic, so I thought I'd start a new thread more specifically discussing the two peoples and in what senses they are similar and different. So here was my original post:
  6. Norus

    Does it make sense for African-Americans to be patriotic?

    Does it make sense for African-Americans to be patriotic? Considering their history with United States and american majority.
  7. VHS

    Holocene Calendar: Does it make historical sense?

    Holocene Calendar is a proposed calendar; it still uses the same years, years, weeks, days, and months as the Gregorian calendar; the only change is the beginning of the calendar and the Year Zero system. So, 10001 BC is roughly 0 HE (Holocene Era). This year is 12016 HE. The last geological...
  8. S

    Did Persians consider themselves better than Indians in civilizational sense ?

    I have heard one intellectual(whom high hold in high regard) saying that Iranians consider themselves to be on par with the Chinese and above Indians in civilizational sense. So my question is whether this is true?What specific cultural or technological advances did they make which could justify...
  9. C

    What was medieval people's sense of the modernity of their era?

    Is there any evidence about what medieval people thought about the time period they lived in? Did they think it was the best of all possible worlds? Did they imagine the future was likely to be better?
  10. Futurist

    Wars which were won on the battlefield but lost in a political sense?

    Other than the Algerian War of Independence (which France was winning on the battlefield but where France ended up withdrawing from Algeria due to political considerations), exactly which other wars were won on the battlefield but lost in a political sense? Any thoughts on this?
  11. W

    Nuclear Weapon Non Sense

    Nuclear weapons seems to be something that people that label themselves as liberals seem to think represents the high mark in the degeneracy of the "military industrial complex". Well first of all I'm a liberal and I'm tired of this kind of dribble from people who are socialist first and...
  12. B

    Did the Confederate northward invasions make any sense?

    I just don't see how the Maryland or Pennsylvania campaigns could have worked. I mean in the best case I don't see what they accomplish. You are just likely to get a lot of casualties as happened. Also, there was a danger of having a big portion of the army captured or whatever and pretty much...
  13. Matteo

    Do you think the nuclear bomb embedded a degree of stability during the Cold War?

    I wrote a paper last month about the nuclear bomb and whether its creation and subsequent existence embedded a degree of stability during the Cold War. I will now share this essay, something another user here encouraged me to do. I'd love to discuss this further with you lot. For the record, I...
  14. ThePharaoh

    Which country has the strongest sense of nationhood?

    Definetely a lot of european countries lack some sort of nationhood feeling , but in world , which countries/nations have a very strong sense? From my perspective, Turks , Greeks, Armenians , Albanians and Koreans have very strong bonds with their nation
  15. Psellos

    German sense of nationhood

    Does a German from Bavaria, for example, feels being part of the same nation with an Austrian, a Dutch and a Danish? Do we have any idea of common ethnic idea between the germanophones people despite their different states?
  16. HistoryFreak1912

    Help me make sense of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    OK, so for my 18th-Century Lit class in my uni, I had to read Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. Needless to say, my brains were scrambled and the most I can remember are the following: --> Jean desired learning from experience; he absolutely detested constraint. He felt the only way we...
  17. The merchant of Venice

    Does pure agnosticism make sense?

    With a "pure agnosticism" I mean refusing to take any position because one thinks that there aren't enough information to prefer one over the other. Does this make sense? Isn't refusing to take one position still making a decision based on what one knows?
  18. Naomasa298

    Italy jails earthquake scientists

    BBC News - L'Aquila quake: Italy scientists guilty of manslaughter It seems we've gone back to the age where we burn astrologers when their predictions don't come true. It seems good judgement goes out the window when looking for someone to blame. So what happens the next time an earthquake...
  19. T

    How will our sense of race change.

    With immigration in europe, the rise of latin america, china's need for immigration post 2035, etc, it's clear that in 50-100 years our concepts of race and the distruubution of people's will be very different in the near future.
  20. Belloc

    Making Sense of the Communist Past in Eastern Europe

    Sorry had to concise the title in order for it to fit, the full title is: The Unfinished Revolution: Making Sense of the Communist Past in Central-Eastern Europe. H-Net Reviews