• Friend: How did the US become a superpower?
Me: So the Ottoman empire started to charge high taxes for the silk road...
My friend: What does that have to do with the US?
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    • So you see, it all started in Mesopotamia where two rivers created a lush valley, fertile for farming and agriculture
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    • The Ottomans, the Seljuk Turks, and the reign of Sigismund of Hungary are some super interesting historical topics that arent touched on enough
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    • Genuinely want to hear this story
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    • Massive European investment and an abundance of natural resources. Plus Liberalism and Capitalism
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    • I’m guessing this going to lead into the fact that other countries started looking for other methods that could bypass the high tax of these roads. This led to increased use of ships for transportation of goods, which eventually led to people looking for more direct routes
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    • It all started when Fire was discovered
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    • Britian and France are the root of almost every single current international problem.
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    • A long time ago, actually never, and also now, nothing is nowhere.
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    • Because monarchy is big gay.
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    • JOIN THE HISTORICAL GHOST SOCIETY TODAY
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    • Because of liberalism. Literally. Europe became a godless shithole after the renaissance because of corruption and failed governments so the conservatives left and came here. Now the same thing is happening here but there’s no where to go anymore so we’re just stuck in a liberal shithole now
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    • In fight against the British turns we had a we had secret weapon.An immigrant you know and love who's unafraid to step in.He's constantly confused, and confounded the British henchmen.Everyone gave it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman Lafayette!
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    • it all started when Columbus landed on the shores of North America and became friends with the natives and helped them move to special land reserved just for them. the pilgrims came and we had a big feast but they forgot to invite the Africans so they sent some boats to bring Africans to the party.
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    • So basically a long time ago there was an explosion called the big bang...
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    • So it all started with the meteor that k*lled the dinosaurs
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    • THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!
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    • It all happened when the other superpowers fucked themselves over in WW2
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    • Industrialization, capitalism, and our convenient geography of not having our land get destroyed in the 2 world wars
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    • So it all started when God said “Let there be light”
      420GetLit 10 aug
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    • I’ll explain how this is true in my thread
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    • Because Germany is a fucking retard and lost twice and Britain lost all of its territory
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    • Danny 8 aug
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    • It all started when this bitch called grug discovered fire...
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    • I wanna hear this shit
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    • Anyone else take AP world history?
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    • It's a long ass fucking story
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    • He's deleting comments like a bitch
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    • It all started when this British cunt kicked a British gentleman’s dog in the face
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    • I vaguely remember the Silk Road from middle school, kinda hit me back with memories a bit
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    • They took land from the Natives and the Mexicans and put a Smart and Final where it stood. End of story
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    • I can confirm as a fellow history buff that this is how it starts
      DeChs 8 aug
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    • So anyway we threw a bunch of tea in the ocean and now we’re a superpower
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    • It actually starts with "there once was a dream, a dream called Rome."
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    • Idk if it’s because I’m early or if you’re deleting comments which is very unamerican of you
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    • Short answer: both world wars.
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    • The US sort of inadvertently destroyed the OE because the OE started really investing in cotton during our civil war because there was huge demand no longer being filled by us but then after the war the market became over saturated and their economy crashed lol
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    • How I Met Your Mother
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    • Justicar77 Hey I think its you.
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    • Its your fuck ass.
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    • Okay so basically, slavery
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    • The US only became a first world country by exploiting weaker third world nation's. This isnt new story everyone knows this
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    • It all started with the death of Furdinand......
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    • You see, it all started with George Washington saying "Stay strapped or get clapped" and then we just started fighting the world over and over again
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    • Then the romans built roads just big enough for horse and carriages
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    • Europe, China, and Russia were ravished by WWII...it's quite an accident that the US emerged as a superpower and quite predictable that we won't be in a few decades.
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    • You see, on the first day there was nothing but darkness...let there be light...Adam and Eve...evil fruit...the Devil...10 commandments...Jesus...Jesus dead...Jesus not dead...modern day.
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    • Not even at all related
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    • We just got super lucky
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    • So this fuckin fish decided to walk out of the ocean...
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    • This is me lmao
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    • So it all started between two Rivers where someone decided to plant grass and eat it...
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    • Every time I hear about the silk road, my deep web brain thinks we're shopping on illegal Amazon. Then this normie history bullshit ruins my day
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    • Actually starts a bit earlier with the fall of Constantinople
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    • Not to go too far back, in the colonial age China was growing monstrously powerful with their connections via trade to most of the known world. All of Europe stove for even a chance to trade their goods and silver with China and subseque-
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    • After the north won the civil war the country became more unified towards the central government instead of states which helped but it was really our victory in 1898 over Spain which gave us a new found sense of patriotism and power
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    • It’s actually because we defeated Mexico which at the time was considered a world power making us a world power
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    • So in a void, two atoms suddenly collided...
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    • It starts with an earthquake. Birds and snakes and airplanes. Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
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    • No lie, it’s correct. When the Ottoman Empire charged high tariffs on Indian Silk Road trade/spices, Portugal was like “fuck that” and said around South Africa to India. Then Columbus proposed to simply sail west. Boom. America
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    • himym in a nutshell
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    • In the beginning...
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    • In the beginning there was darkness from the void...
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    • Y’all niggas gotta check out Mesopotamia the song by b52s
      RiotGames 10 aug
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    • Capitalism = industrial revolution = world power
      gagagooo 10 aug
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    • A few things. Volunteer force. Military propaganda. Mass production. And a disregard for human lives in all places possible without serious repercussion. Also immigration and industry money.
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    • So there was this gorilla...
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    • It all started when the big bang happened
      HoleInAss 10 aug
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    • World history 101
      kewiski 10 aug
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    • This was written by an AP World History teacher
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    • It's a warm summer evening and you look up at the night sky
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    • Language. Other country choose to use English as their second language for education and so on
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    • I actually want to hear more
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    • Because the US got lucky early on and got a few of the best people to ever lived to be leaders
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    • Basically
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    • Muslem Aggression is what made Europe powerful. Change Grug Mind.
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    • Did he become your friend after you started talking? Who’s friend was he before?
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    • It all started with the big bang...
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    • We were left alone for not much to do for a hundred years and once WW1 started on the east coast the US started mass producing
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    • So, technically there are three options. Black, white, and other. Stick with me here. Going off that, you have a 1 in 3 chance of being black. Everyone who is born black has a 100% chance of being black, meaning 100% is black, meaning I'm black. Nig-
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    • Elitist oligarchic empire cleverly desguised as a constitutional republic
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    • Without pepsis recommisioned Soviet war ships, we wouldnt be any better than isis
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    • The Ottoman Empire was basically fucked by the time the 20th century rolled around and WW1 was the final nail in the coffin, same for the hapsburgs
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    • I believe there is a show on Netflix about the Ottoman Empire and how this dude was exiled for something by his father. And he had a dream that one day he will conquer Constantinople. It’s really fascinating and amazing. Man had huge cannons to tear down the wall
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    • The ottoman's starbglehokd over the silk road lead ro european powers seeking new, oceanic spice routes. Wheb they foubd these they grew extremely wealthy, started colonies, and created the eurocentric world that america would come to dominate
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    • After ww2 the US was one of the only nations not touched by the war so they became the leading industrialists
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    • I have a bad habit of this. I feel like they won't understand my point without some background context. But I always end up rambling. Pretty sure it stems from being an only child with few friends so when someone actually wants to talk to me, I have so much to say and oh no its happening again
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    • it all started when a driver took the wrong turn and the archdukes assassin walked out from a shop
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    • It’s like trying to explain the racial issues America. We’ve got to go way back past the crack epidemic, the war on drugs, segregation, and slavery before we can start to fully explain all of it.
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    • It's the reason Columbus was given money for his trip
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    • See, it all started when people wanted to drink alcohol
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    • It was one of the only developed nations to escape the destruction of the 2 deadliest wars in human history
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    • It all started when the fire nation attacked
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    • The ottoman empire was older than everyother empire but fell during ww1
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    • Alot actually
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