Hi followers! I know I haven’t been very active, but that’s because my interests and free time are mainly focused in The Zeitgeist Movement now (my interest in history remains, of course, but we’re now in a time when history is being made by us). My ask box is open, if you want to talk about it with me, or if you want me to enlighten some doubt you may have. Cheers for you all!
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The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
— Thomas Paine
"Finally Lisbon!" by Nuno Roby Amorim
The Austro-Prussian War or Seven Weeks War was a war fought in 1866 between the German Confederation under the leadership of the Austrian Empire and its German allies on one side and the Kingdom of Prussia with its German allies and Italy on the other, which resulted in Prussian dominance over the German states. In the Italian unification process, this is called the Third Independence War.
The major result of the war was a shift in power among the German states away from Austrian and towards Prussian hegemony, and impetus towards the unification of all of the northern German states in a Kleindeutschland that excluded Austria. It saw the abolition of the German Confederation and its partial replacement by a North German Confederation that excluded Austria and the South German states. The war also resulted in the Italian annexation of the Austrian province of Venetia.
And then you read Freud’s Psychosexual Development for the first time.
This is literally the stupidest comic I have ever made and I’m not even sorry.
… Some say Ukrainians lost the ideological battle when they quit the traditional Rus name because the whole world knew the Old Rus state and this mixed old Ukrainian history with the Russian background.
The new word to define the nationality had always made the Ukrainian elite uncomfortable, hence the reluctance of some Ukrainian historians to use old-Ukrainian rather than old-Rus, or Ukraine-Rus rather than Kyiv Rus; which was more of a tribute to the Russian interpretation of history. Both latter terms are artificial, yet the first one sounds more familiar due to soviet history, while the second one was forgotten after the empire banned teaching Ukrainian history from the Ukrainian perspective. By contrast, the French or Germans have never been embarrassed to refer to their Gaulish or Frankish background, as old French or old German history is respectively known.
Notably, the original war between Ukrainian and Russian intellectuals for a historical memory in the 19th century was the battle for independence of the so-called Kyiv Rus heritage. Its winner got the legitimate right in the eyes of the educated part of society to stake their claim over Ukrainian terrain. …