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Academia Historian 14/02/06(Thu)16:42 No. 14139 [Reply]

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Do any of you study History at undergraduate level or higher, or are you thinking of studying it at this level? I would be interested, if there are any of you, to hear your experiences, what you think of your course and syllabus and whether you think it is a waste of time or useful.
I personally am in my final year of Undergraduate study and I am doing my dissertation on the Nuremberg Trials. Although I enjoy modern history, the module choices for it were poor, so I am mainly studying medieval history as well as one module on Farming and society in Victorian Britain.

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Historian 14/09/22(Mon)08:56 No. 14418

I just got my BA in History this past May.

there's actually quite a few options open for History graduates because it's such a general field, but the two biggest and most obvious choices are Teaching and Law.

I chose the Law route and entered a Paralegal certificate program. When that's done hopefully I can land a cozy state job making 42K a year along with benefits and retirement plans. I would have become an attorney, but 100K+ in loans wasn't worth something that I could possibly fail out of. If the big money and big risk is more your speed, best of luck to you buddy.

Paralegal is actually pretty practical for historians. most of the job is researching the history of stare decisis cases and applying them to current cases. If you like studying the history of law, you can make good money simply reading law history books and writing motions/briefs.

There's other jobs and such applicable, museum curators, book preservationists, archivist, etc. But the livable wages are with Law and Teaching.

>I am doing my dissertation on the Nuremberg Trials.

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Historian 14/09/24(Wed)07:09 No. 14424

I had a friend at uni who got a job at the state archives, but that was mainly because she had a few referrals from state government officials.

anything's possible I guess. But I never heard of preservationists being in super high demand. I guess the place to start looking are the larger libraries or just walk into the archives and ask the curator if you live near the capital.

Historian 14/09/30(Tue)11:44 No. 14428

a vague and general benefit probably, I've not heard of it often conferring direct benefits (although there are notable benefits but these might be more easily served by amateur research into history)

a few exceptions exist for the top of the class, people who know people when there's openings, and even these are of course, mostly for something like teaching in the field you were in

although I've never been myself


rome roma invicta 14/08/02(Sat)16:24 No. 14361 [Reply]

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Some Roman images please!

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great+general 14/09/07(Sun)07:13 No. 14387

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Historian 14/09/10(Wed)09:12 No. 14396

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Morituri te Salutant

Historian 14/09/30(Tue)08:34 No. 14427

Wouldn't it be
Muturum te saultant?

Historian 14/09/21(Sun)04:22 No. 14416 [Reply]

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What's your favorite present-day sovereignty and why?

Historian 14/09/14(Sun)21:32 No. 14399 [Reply]

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I made a game to teach the geography of water scarcity. What do you think?

Different kinds of chocolate will be distributed around the classroom in different combinations.

If chocolate Is allocated to you hide it or keep it in the open if you wish

At the end of the game, the chocolate goes to whoever holds it.
At 20 second intervals the game is stopped temporarily
If you do not have a chocolate wrapper at this time, you die of dehydration. If you do have a wrapper, you need to give it back (to the bin)

If you have a chocolate AS WELL you can invest it back to us (research!)and you will get triple the chocolates the next time the game is stopped. If you have just spare wrappers you can give it back for double the wrappers in the next round.
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Historian 14/05/19(Mon)12:00 No. 14304 [Reply]

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Will post-WW2 Germans and and post-9/11 Americans be viewed similarly by history?

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Historian 14/08/26(Tue)02:41 No. 14379


I'm going to give you a while to see if the fucking enormous problem in your counter argument becomes clear to you.

Here's a hint... it has to do, with which of these groups of people, is dead and gone, and which OF THESE PEOPLE, is still VERY MUCH ALIVE AND BEING A CONSIDERABLE PAIN IN THE ASS, AND AS SUCH ARE RELEVANT TO WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW.

Jesus, it's like talking to fucking 4th graders with you people sometimes. It's all just, hear a word you know, go ahead and shout out whatever other words are loosely associated to it in your empty little brain. Fuck me I gotta get off the internet.

Historian 14/08/26(Tue)21:26 No. 14382

You could always just stay on stormfront.

Historian 14/08/27(Wed)11:41 No. 14383



Country Assimilation Historian 13/05/20(Mon)20:17 No. 13751 [Reply]

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hi, im interested in empires

will there be no more empires? too many pesky small countries makes me sick

i am interest of things like poland-lithuana joining empires in 18th century but now in present day

hypothetically what if America and China coagulated? Could America send it's warships to Europe and hold it down while China puts a knife to the japan, korea, and the other asian countries?

also if all those shit sand nigger countries had an shred of intelligence they'd all come under one leader and become massive powerful country, but that can never happen

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Historian 14/08/11(Mon)05:29 No. 14370

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America is a corporation.

Historian 14/08/11(Mon)08:18 No. 14371


Terrorism Pigsy 14/08/15(Fri)03:13 No. 14372

1980s: There has been a bomb in Oxford Street! and in the days before Al Qaeda there is only one prime suspect the U.S.A. sponsoring terrorists as always. The U.S. has sponsored every terrorist organisation in the world. One way or another throughout its short history the U.S. has attempted to kill you. Non-Hollywood history total U.S. casualties in the Second World War in Europe and Asia total: 418,500. And the Soviet Union: 28,000,000. the war began in 1939 the U.S. never declared war on Germany or Italy. The U.S. never come to the rescue of anybody Russia won the Second World War. The U.S. lost the Vietnam war and are losing the Afghanistan war. Hollywood is not history it’s fantasy.

Historian 13/06/13(Thu)23:03 No. 13807 [Reply]

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Slavoj Zizek doesn't know why communism failed, what are your thoughts?

Particularly i'm interested in leftist views of why communist efforts have so far been completely catastrophic. I don't really have any idea but I realise that the soviet union, maoist china or most other places which had successful revolutions installed systems that look nothing like actual what was proposed in actual communist theories.

Pls don't fill up this thread with arguing about whether or not the SU was 'true communism' - it was a catastrophe for humanity regardless of theory. Pls keep to the question, ok?

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Historian 14/08/03(Sun)10:34 No. 14363

I'd suggest taking a look into the writings of Gramsci and the Frankfurt school for some of the reasonings developed by communists for the failure of Marxism. Those two perspectives give a pretty good starting point for why communism failed, at least from within the lens of Marxist theorey-craft.

Historian 14/08/03(Sun)15:22 No. 14364

Shitty working conditions and low pay are why China makes everything.

Historian 14/08/05(Tue)19:11 No. 14365

That's an extremely oversimplified "explanation" filtered down to near meaninglessness.

just like:

High wages and good quality of life are why the USA makes nothing.

The Samson Option Historian 14/08/02(Sat)10:10 No. 14359 [Reply]

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>We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: 'Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.' I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.

This threat was made against the entire world because the Paletinians were uprising against them in 2003.

Historian 14/08/02(Sat)10:38 No. 14360

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Yeah, good thing we're arming them to the teeth too, & funding this shit loud & proud.

It's funny, how what is "normal" for the US, is not this, not whatsoever. Post World War, USA decided it was better to be the worlds new Nazi's than wait for someone else to become them, and thought, fuck our entire approach as a nation, we can play the game of global geopolitics, did a massive 180, and jumped headlong into every squabble they could, granted extraordinary extra-constitutional wartime powers, and immediately sought to ensure a permanent state of war to make them permanent. These ambitious dicks had watched from the cheap seats France and Englands approach to pitting shit-tier countries against themselves internally and externally post WWI, and thought, hell, looks easy enough... So here we are nearly a century later, ten fucking failed overthrows later, still flooding every country and militant group in the entire middle east with unlimited weaponry and funding massive political instability everywhere possible on every conceivable scale.

Gee, what could possibly go wrong?

Even England and France who love this kind of shit, who created the borders to perpetuate the culture clashes in these very countries originally, after pretty successfully doing it to marginalize billions of people in Inda and nearly the entire continent of Africa, are still going, "ehhh monfraire, deez shizz is getteen oud of hand a bit I theenk, non? You ehhh, has a plan of some sort, yes?"

USA respons by renaming frenchfries.

Historian 14/04/24(Thu)14:37 No. 14274 [Reply]

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Ugh, Germans got screwed out of history, we should be living in a German America and a German Europe, but no... those filthy UK used them to keep the entirety of central and eastern Europe occupied

Someone should do something about that...

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Historian 14/06/17(Tue)22:27 No. 14335

They're listed as American Indian.

It's probably just stereotypical southern rednecks, who say they're Mericun because they live in perpetual ignorance (and fear).

Historian 14/06/25(Wed)17:20 No. 14341

Actually, Spain was the first modern European state, and it was the pressure it made over the rest of Europe what forced the others to unify themselves as well. Then everything went to shit because two good rulers in several centuries.

Germans actually did pretty well overall.

Historian 14/07/22(Tue)19:36 No. 14350

yeh, they're doing pretty well again, too. For the last couple years, they've been having to take increasingly extreme measures to avoid such a massive imbalance of power in their favor that they destabilize the rest of Europe.

Their economists are trying to avoid the extreme conditions that led to political activism and uprising a century ago, but much of it seems to be inherent and unavoidable in the people and culture.

Once their swinging social and economic pendulums both happen to align on one far end of their spectrums, shit will get interesting.

I don't understand Historian 14/07/12(Sat)21:36 No. 14347 [Reply]

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Imagine, that the Cold War ended with the victory of the Soviet Union. What would they do? Of course, tried to weaken their enemy. For example, to split the country. Encourage separatist sentiment, especially where they are. For example, in Texas. They have organized a "democratic" from the U.S. department of Texas and texans have announced a special, non-US people, unlike the yankees and dixie. However, everything turned out the opposite. And Ukraine for Russia - as Texas for USA. Which is taken from russians and now explain to them that their ukrainian "texans" - a special nation that has nothing to do with their russian "yankees" and "dixie." Of course, they will make an attempt to include Ukraine back into their state. Why would they need to think otherwise?

Historian 14/07/20(Sun)20:36 No. 14349

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Both sides lost the cold war. As long as it was running, both US and Russia considered themselves as winning. They both got the runaway military spending they wanted by providing each other with a boogeyman to point their fingers at.

When soviet union collapsed (which it was already doing culturally, even without the added effect of cold war spending bankrupting it), both sides lost their objectives.

But, ever since, our own neoconservative thinktanks have been openly about calling for another cold war. While they're quick to call everyone paying taxes and getting access to medicine or education "socialism", they see everyone in the country paying taxes for blank cheque spending on the private military & defense companies they represent a "good investment". For a while, they were hoping to spark the next cold war up with China, but China already has short-term and long-term plans on how to deal with USA, and we're both happily going down that road as it is. Ter'ism was the next stand-in, but it's been unpopular and unprofitable, because they're just shitty fucking poor people with nothing impressive to take destroy. India's the next big economically viable contender down the road (& brazil after them), but they're easily 50 years out and no one wants to wait that long. John McCain, who could have been our current president, hasn't been bashful about longing for a return to the Cold War with Russia, and Putin openly shared his desire for the same in front of the entire UN. ...and Russia really doesn't have the $ to do it yet. ...this is why their continual cozying up to China economically has everyone paying attention. China minces no words about considering us a convenient economic ally of the moment, and their #1 military enemy long-term. A couple more big deals like the last one between Russia and China go well, and we may have our able and willing boogeyman back.

So, the cold war never really ended, it's just been on hold while we await round 2. When it's seen among the wealthy elite of both our countries as being this profitable, it shouldn't be long til it's up and running again.

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