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    Amy
  Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:36 am
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What is your favourite aspect of history?

Do you prefer ancient, middle-age, or modern history?

Do you like studying history or is it just a thing to know?

Personally I like the middle ages (I'm talking here around Saxon to Tudor times). It's just so damned interesting. I like reading about the 1066 conquest of Britain and how we're basically all Vikings, etc. I like seeing how language has changed, and reading about medieval warfare. Castles, forts, ships of timber and sail.

I also however found studying modern history very interesting, especially the view that World War 1 began in 1789 and ended in 1945. (The Coalition Wars were essentially a world war leading to the unification wars leading to the split between the two huge powers that led to WW1 and ultimately WW2 - it can be seen as one long stretch as there was never really a time of peace.)

As a kid I was more interested in Ancient Egypt - and actually wanted to be an archaeologist for years but found at High School ancient history wasn't really studied other than six weeks of Romans. A real shame therefore that later found History at GCSE and A-level was all modern history. I got interested in it but was more interested in medieval/ancient at first.


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    Venetia
  Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:08 am
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i've never been terribly interested in modern history at all. wwii is fairly interesting but outside that it's all treaties and documents and blah blah blah. ancient history's what i'm interested in most. especially egyptian, greco/roman, mesopotamia, and early nordic/germanic tribes. i actively seek out documentaries and things on it. when i was a kid i wanted to be an egyptologist, even. i'm also interested in prehistory (dinosaurs and all that).

in high school i was in all advanced-placement courses though and they stopped teaching ancient history after middle school. it was all american and late world history and economics from then on out, and god i wanted to shoot myself from boredom.

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    Daxis
  Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:54 am
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Bah. History's okay and all, but I like the present better: clean water, electricity, less wars and rape and discrimination overall and whatnot. I always saw historians as people who simply looked at it from a glass, never understanding that serfs and slaves worked all day so that they can work another day. They had horrible lives back then, man, hell, they had horrible lives a hundred years ago, not to mention thousands.

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    Venetia
  Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:06 am
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you don't have to long to be a part of history to be fascinated with it :x

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    Amy
  Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:18 am
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I'm not sure who my favourite figure in history would be. From studies, Lenin was kinda cool like, Disraeli cool but too much politics, Napoleon was cool for the world war aspect (Napoleonic Warfare was great to study TBH although I'd have preferred to do Frederich the Great and especially to do pre-blackpowder warfare!).

I remember about King Alfred a lot because my fave teacher covered it in what... year 3?

Julius Caeser was interesting too. We didn't study him enough though :{

I kinda wanna read History, not from a schoolin stance but from a fun one. I don't know what books are worth reading though.


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    Amy
  Mon May 10, 2010 4:18 pm
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I've been reading up a lot on the American Revolution, mainly because I know absolutely nothing about it. I didn't even know the Wars of Independance and the Civil War were seperate wars :x

It's kinda boring so far though. I mean you beat British people :| you bastards.

I've also been reading up on British politics... rather boring still, but it's interesting if you go as far back as the origins of Whig and Tory.


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    united washcloth express
  Mon May 10, 2010 7:27 pm
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Read up on Canadian politics.

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    Amy
  Mon May 10, 2010 7:36 pm
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Does Canada even have politics!?


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    dadevvtsvre
  Mon May 10, 2010 7:37 pm
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Yes, and they're even more retarded and stupid than American politics. If you can believe that.


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    Amy
  Mon May 10, 2010 7:51 pm
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I will research this tonight. I am very much interested, sirs.


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    dadevvtsvre
  Mon May 10, 2010 7:59 pm
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You won't be, I promise you that.

Kate Beaton has some pretty good comics on Canadian history, though!!


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    No ID
  Mon May 10, 2010 8:06 pm
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I love all the roman empire, Alexander the great, cleopatra stuff. I dislike like the medieval stuff, because its so played. I also like all the ancient Chinese stuff, even though I don't no much about it, but if I ever saw it on tv (and it was in HD). I'd watch it.

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    Amy
  Mon May 10, 2010 8:07 pm
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All I know about China is someone built a big wall to keep some chinese folks away from some other chinese folks... and that it's a very big place. Oh, and the word Dynasty is thrown around a lot.

It seems interesting though.


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    No ID
  Mon May 10, 2010 8:09 pm
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right that's about all I know, They didn't really talk about it much in school. I also like those barbarians/vikings dudes. They were tuff.

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    Amy
  Mon May 10, 2010 8:23 pm
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They look tough but in the end they were defeated by the French.


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    Amy
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:16 am
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Hmm. What do you guys know of the first gulf war? All I know about is the recent shit, the Iraq war and all that, but I don't even know why we're actually enemies of Saddam.


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    Cryranos
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:49 am
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Cuz he wasn't nice to the peoples and his country.

And because he was "hoarding weapons of mass destruction".

Basically Bush needed a scapegoat so he crucified his daddy's old enemy.

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    silver wind
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:56 pm
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como wrote:
Hmm. What do you guys know of the first gulf war? All I know about is the recent shit, the Iraq war and all that, but I don't even know why we're actually enemies of Saddam.


I wouldn't call it history.
There are still black anti-gas masks in my closet.
I was a kid back then, and I remember my relatives from Tel Aviv fleeing to the south of the country, and a missile shock-wave shattering my grandma's window.
Saddam is an enemy of America because he went out of his way to become one, for some reason. Maybe he also needed a scapegoat ?
I should go read about that..


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    Thula
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:34 pm
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My favourite historic period is the Roman Republic and the Ancient Greece, epic shit. I quite like Roman Empire too.
Never been impressed by Early and High Middle ages and all their religious fanatism.
I hate 20th century history, it's probably where humanity reached the lowest levels of idiocy.

Don't particularly care about other ages.


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    Cryranos
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:42 pm
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Thula wrote:
I hate 20th century history, it's probably where humanity reached the lowest levels of idiocy.

Don't particularly care about other ages.


The middle ages arent also called medieval times and the dark ages just because people feel like it.

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    bacon
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:38 pm
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I really have never learned anything in depth about anything Vietnam and beyond. I have learned about every other American fought war at least 5 times throughout my life and know the basic odds and ends. I got bored with Roman history personally, it was interesting but i dont know, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I was interested in history before Roman Times however and it was neat to get a basic idea of how civilization started. Also, the French Revolution was cool as well, mainly because the revolutionists were somewhat crazy and beheaded everybody and many reverted back to their old conservative ways.

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    dadevvtsvre
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:32 pm
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Thula wrote:
My favourite historic period is the Roman Republic and the Ancient Greece, epic shit. I quite like Roman Empire too.
Never been impressed by Early and High Middle ages and all their religious fanatism.
I hate 20th century history, it's probably where humanity reached the lowest levels of idiocy.

Don't particularly care about other ages.
Really? I think the 20th century brought the most change we've ever seen. Of course there are the obvious two World Wars, but the sheer amount of invention (cars, television, radio, film, airplanes, nuclear weapons, computers, the internet, cures for many diseases, to name a few) the incredible advances in science and technology, how relations between and within countries changed (I love learning about communism and systems fo government) and the thousands of people that changed our world over the past century. Not to mention the explosion in human population. Some could say we're reached a low point in history, but really, the strides we've made are only the beginning of what's to come. *stares dreamily into space*


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    Cryranos
  Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:56 pm
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Yay for optimism!

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    Thula
  Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:10 am
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Thula wrote:
My favourite historic period is the Roman Republic and the Ancient Greece, epic shit. I quite like Roman Empire too.
Never been impressed by Early and High Middle ages and all their religious fanatism.
I hate 20th century history, it's probably where humanity reached the lowest levels of idiocy.

Don't particularly care about other ages.
Really? I think the 20th century brought the most change we've ever seen. Of course there are the obvious two World Wars, but the sheer amount of invention (cars, television, radio, film, airplanes, nuclear weapons, computers, the internet, cures for many diseases, to name a few) the incredible advances in science and technology, how relations between and within countries changed (I love learning about communism and systems fo government) and the thousands of people that changed our world over the past century. Not to mention the explosion in human population. Some could say we're reached a low point in history, but really, the strides we've made are only the beginning of what's to come. *stares dreamily into space*

I just like to use hyperboles, don't listen to me.


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    Amy
  Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:16 am
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Started taking a deep interest in medieval battles. Like how did they even


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    kyonides
  Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:09 am
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I hate 20th century history, it's probably where humanity reached the lowest levels of idiocy.

I always thought our jobs were to be blamed for it, they actually make us stupid in many ways and you can notice it whenever you're not at work. At the supermarket you may let some instrumental music or your empty stomach tell you what to buy (even if you don't need that product), you insanely want to escape from home and not know anything about family / household issues and finally you almost can't spend some quality time with your relatives or relax properly because you're still focus on your work or your main hobby that ends up stressing you as much as you get stressed at work!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention how many people nowadays can't just stop and think about what they're doing before they keep pressing on some individual that is a scripter or spriter or "engineer" so they can get a copy of a script / sprite / engine possibly at lightspeed or even faster / sooner.


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