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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    There is neither an Indian nor Nepalese ethnicity, both are made up of a bunch of different ethnicities.
    Both countries of course can have some claim to the guy I guess. Kind of like how both Greeks and Turks can claim the historical Saint Nick.
    Fair enough. Don't mind my stupidity, lol.
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    I have literally zero idea how lowland Nepalese people identify but I'd be interested to know.
    The country from foundation is based out of conquest made by mountain valley kingdoms, the capital is still to this day in a mountain valley for that matter. I'm pretty sure the mid-level mountain people are the culturally and politically dominant ones. And lowlanders (and the sherpas and people who live REALLY high up in the mountains) would be a bit more marginalized.

    EDIT:
    Apparently yeah, the lowlanders and middle landers have problems.
    How topical for the article to begin with a man from a socially marginalized group remembering his son being murdered by police.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/fe...100945995.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny B. Decent View Post
    Say, MK, can I ask a question? Nepal, even when it was under British control, was still separate from the Raj, right? Is there a lot of cultural differences?
    Nepal was never under British control, (though they did force some concessions out of them after beating them in a war).
    Nepal is kind of like Switzerland on crack, so even the British empire wasn't about to actually try and conquer it. Way too challenging and not worth it.

    For cultural differences? As I said, the lowland areas are culturally extremely similar to northern India right over the border. But the upper hill and mountains areas can be pretty different.
    Some of the highest areas are going to be a bit more like Tibet culturally.
    The middle areas (hills, though to most countries these hills are huge freakin' mountains) are the most interesting because they're the most unique. Like look at traditional architecture and stuff from Kathmandu and you can kind of see a mixture of influence from the direction of Tibet and India both. Creating something new in the process.
    The middle area people themselves even kind of look racially like a mix of Tibet and India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny B. Decent View Post
    Say, MK, can I ask a question? Nepal, even when it was under British control, was still separate from the Raj, right? Is there a lot of cultural differences?
    Nepal and Bhutan, at that time, were protectorates - i think - in the same way Oman was. An independent state, protected from foreign forces by the British Military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pariston_hill View Post
    Nepal and Bhutan, at that time, were protectorates - i think - in the same way Oman was. An independent state, protected from foreign forces by the British Military.
    Bhutan was, but not Nepal.
    But then I guess there were like two levels of that in the British Empire though. Some places were much much more under British control than others. Bhutan had less British control while pre-WW1 Cyprus was basically just a colony except in name.
    Either way Nepal was none of the above.
    If anything the Brits probably partly convinced Bhutan and other nearby protectorates to join into them BECAUSE of Nepal. Nepal was a mini empire itself, with a really fierce reputation.

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    Well you better respect the Gurkha if one want to keep the head above it's shoulders.

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    AOC won her primary in a landslide and high-ranking Democrat Eliot Engel (whose terrible campaign needed establishment propping from all the way up to Hillary) will also likely be gone. So much for the “uppity leftists need to learn their place and grow up or get lost” narrative.

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    Thanks guys. I think I'd like to look more into the history of the Indian Subcontinent. I mean, it does have thousands of years of history there, right up there with China or Egypt or Greece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny B. Decent View Post
    Thanks guys. I think I'd like to look more into the history of the Indian Subcontinent. I mean, it does have thousands of years of history there, right up there with China or Egypt or Greece.
    It does, but it is pretty tough to wade through. I think mostly because it has a far less centralized or locally centralized history.

    Like in Europe you can notice recognizable entities in early medieval times that correspond in some way modern countries.
    Like the Frankish Empire as the great grandaddy of France and Germany. You can see England taking shape. The Magyars show up, they will make Hungary. Those vikings will become Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden...

    South Asia partly out of being grafted into largely one thing through the British Raj? It's this history of dynasty after dynasty after dynasty popping up all over the place in usually very different shapes and places. So many little kingdoms all over the place, not enough big huge ones that can correspond to modern Indian or Pakistani states.
    Also the caste system stuff is extremely confusing and complicated, like even way more than you might think.

    Same with Hinduism. Which is about as mind boggling and hard to follow as the entire DC universe. Complete with various incarnations of the same character by different authors.

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    Just a random question, don't know where to put it. Is John Oliver speaking a little bit too hasty or is just me and my underdeveloped english?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    Just a random question, don't know where to put it. Is John Oliver speaking a little bit too hasty or is just me and my underdeveloped english?
    Well i mean he does ramble on a bit, but that is kind of his delivery. Still speaks slower than most native spaniards i've met, who remain the kings of sputtering out words fast

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    So what is this chaz thing that's been going around recently? There've been so many alt right videos on youtube about it, but I refuse to sully my watch history by clicking on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The D. View Post
    So what is this chaz thing that's been going around recently? There've been so many alt right videos on youtube about it, but I refuse to sully my watch history by clicking on them.
    CHAZ, or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, is an area of Seattle that police essentially abandoned and was basically taken over by protestors. To my knowledge it's been relatively peaceful though a couple of shooting incidents over the last weekend may force police to retake it.

    Here's an article from a couple weeks ago on it: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ge/3179232001/

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/us/se...day/index.html

    Here's a more recent one with the plans to dismantle it after the shootings:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53146258
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgamer82 View Post
    CHAZ, or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, is an area of Seattle that police essentially abandoned and was basically taken over by protestors. To my knowledge it's been relatively peaceful though a couple of shooting incidents over the last weekend may force police to retake it.

    Here's an article from a couple weeks ago on it: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ge/3179232001/

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/us/se...day/index.html

    Here's a more recent one with the plans to dismantle it after the shootings:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53146258
    Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    Just a random question, don't know where to put it. Is John Oliver speaking a little bit too hasty or is just me and my underdeveloped english?
    John is a satirist and political commentator, that's his gig to get as much as he can in in his ?30 min ? time slot.

    Quote Originally Posted by sgamer82 View Post
    CHAZ, or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, is an area of Seattle that police essentially abandoned and was basically taken over by protestors. To my knowledge it's been relatively peaceful though a couple of shooting incidents over the last weekend may force police to retake it.

    Here's an article from a couple weeks ago on it: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ge/3179232001/

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/us/se...day/index.html

    Here's a more recent one with the plans to dismantle it after the shootings:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53146258
    Also Fox recently tried to show CHAZ as "lawless and dangerous" with a pic of a gunman in front of an abandoned Old Navy and a broken window. The pic is a fake, very fake as it was proven that a) the gunman was a stock pic, and 2) the image was photoshoped using 3 different images = gunaman, Old Navy. & broken window.

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    Which is typical Fox News. I still remembered when they edited a photo of a reporter by enlarging his nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    It does, but it is pretty tough to wade through. I think mostly because it has a far less centralized or locally centralized history.

    Like in Europe you can notice recognizable entities in early medieval times that correspond in some way modern countries.
    Like the Frankish Empire as the great grandaddy of France and Germany. You can see England taking shape. The Magyars show up, they will make Hungary. Those vikings will become Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden...

    South Asia partly out of being grafted into largely one thing through the British Raj? It's this history of dynasty after dynasty after dynasty popping up all over the place in usually very different shapes and places. So many little kingdoms all over the place, not enough big huge ones that can correspond to modern Indian or Pakistani states.
    Also the caste system stuff is extremely confusing and complicated, like even way more than you might think.

    Same with Hinduism. Which is about as mind boggling and hard to follow as the entire DC universe. Complete with various incarnations of the same character by different authors.
    I would pay to see one of your lectures.
    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    Just a random question, don't know where to put it. Is John Oliver speaking a little bit too hasty or is just me and my underdeveloped english?
    I think if you get used to his energy and style, it becomes a lot easier to understand him. I've seen almost every episode of his, and apart from jokes concerning things/people/celebrities I know nothing about, I don't have a problem understanding him.

    There was one segment, about daily fantasy sports that I could not understand until the third of fourth viewing.

    There's also the matter of him sometimes speaking about subjects, which are full of specific jargon a regular person who's not a native speaker might have trouble following.


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    Yeah. Itís not even that I donít understand him, but there is very little time to process all the substantial information. At least thatís how I feel. If thatís his gist Iíll get used to it sooner or later, I guess... Thanks for responding;)

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    After Trump had problems going down a ramp and looked like a lil' ol' lady being escorted across the street Pence decided to run up the ramp to Air Force 2 and stumbled at the top. No wonder these idiots think things like walls are the answer to problems. They can't even handle ramps, so think nobody could possibly get past a wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    Yeah. It’s not even that I don’t understand him, but there is very little time to process all the substantial information. At least that’s how I feel. If that’s his gist I’ll get used to it sooner or later, I guess... Thanks for responding;)
    You can also just revisit episodes occasionally. It all becomes much clearer on second viewing.


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