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Where did the “modern nuclear family” meme start?

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The nuclear family has existed since the Middle Ages in core Europe.
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Xianbei, Mongol, northern Han Chinese and Southern Han Chinese genetics

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Xianbei are closer to Evenki, Oroqen, Daur and Mongol in both autosomal and Y haplogroup chromosome DNA than they are to northern Han and southern Han Chinese. Northern Han and southern Han Chinese are more similar to each other than they are to Xianbei and northern ethnic minorities like Mongols and Tungusic Evenkis.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17070809/

Sixteen sequences of the hypervariable segment I (HVS-I, 16039-16398) in mtDNA control region from ancient Tuoba Xianbei remains excavated from Qilang Mountain Cemetery were analyzed. In which, 13 haplotypes were found by 25 polymorphic sites. The haplotype diversity and nucleotide diversity were 0.98 and 0.0189, respectively, and the mean of nucleotide number differences was 6.25. Haplogroup analysis indicates these remains mainly belong to haplogroup C (31.25%) and D (43.75%). According to the published data were considered, we can suggest that the Tuoba Xianbei presented a close genetic affinity to Oroqen, Outer Mongolian and Ewenki populations, especially Oroqen.
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Why don't Italians speak Latin? Why make up another language when they already had their own with a strong literary tradition and millions of speakers?
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Hagia Sofia becomes mosque

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T*rks just show the middle finger to christianity, how long until Russia invades them and the Constantinople back?
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Why is there so much anti-Japanese propaganda on the internet when it comes to the war? The Japanese military fought honourably and were defending their homes
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Why did he do it?
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Interested in Learning Chinese History

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What are the best books on Chinese history? (Ideally English-written survey books that capture each of the different dynasties and more recent communist governments.)
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Genocide of Sogdians by Goguryeo in the An Lushan rebellion and Arab invasion of Central Asia

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https://www.jstor.org/stable/4528925?seq=10#metadata_info_tab_contents

Hansen, Valerie. “New Work on the Sogdians, the Most Important Traders on the Silk Road, A.D. 500-1000.” T'oung Pao, vol. 89, no. 1/3, 2003, pp. 149–161. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/4528925. Accessed 19 July 2020.

Goguryeo Korean general Gao Juren in the Tang dynasty committed genocide and rape against An Lushan's community after defeating An Lushan at his headquarters in Fanyang (Beijing).

Goguryeo generals were genocidal against caucasians. A Goguryeo general Gao Juren who served in the Tang dynasty during the An Lushan rebellion ordered all caucasians including babies to be murdered by tracking down people with big noses after he captured An Lushan's original base in Fanyang. His soldiers impaled and caught the babies on spears after tossing them in the air.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sogdia#cite_note-78

>the An Lushan Rebellion (755 – 763 AD), which split the loyalties of the Sogdians in China.[77] The An Lushan rebellion was supported by many Sogdians, and in its aftermath many of them were slain or changed their names to escape their Sogdian heritage,[78] so that little is known about the Sogdian presence in North China since that time.[79]

>The Goguryeo general Gao Juren ordered a mass slaughter of West Asians (Hu) identifying them through their big noses and lances were used to impale tossed children when he stormed Beijing from An Lushan's rebels. For further information on that, see Hansen, Valerie (2003). "New Work on the Sogdians, the Most Important Traders on the Silk Road, A.D. 500–1000". T'oung Pao. Brill. 89 (1/3): 158. JSTOR 4528925

>mass slaughter of West Asians (Hu) identifying them through their big noses and lances were used to impale tossed children when he stormed Beijing from An Lushan's rebels.
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>never colonised anyone
>never imported or traded in slaves
>never started any world wars
>all its major wars (WWI, WW2, Napoleon) were defensive in nature

Is Russia the most noble of the major powers?
Note how I said major powers - don't go comparing it to some tiny shithole like New Zealand or Sweden or something.
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serious question: is low intellect partly to blame for all the polticial break down and horrors faced by russians in the 20th century?

just relistened to a course on the topic and in lenins time it seems like political leadership has the implicit task of overcoming peasant stupidity with their large scale policies, and by kruschevs time the idiocy has permeated the upper levels (pic related, how fucking stupid were people to trust this guy?)

not asking for political opinions or an assessment of socialism, i simply find it striking that the history of this era seems replete with facepalm level stupid mistakes
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