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    I think history is the thread

    that unites the generations. Your family and national histories are part of your being. You cannot escape your history as it is part of your identity, and you are it's product.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    I Love Old Houses

    Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Baddesley Clinton – a beautiful moated Manor House and Garden which partly dates back to the 15th century. I have been numerous times before but certainly not for a while and again, I was struck with the charm of the place. It is...
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Athena96 Athena96 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    Ever since I was small,

    I always liked watching the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and the Military Channel. I don't why I liked watching those channels specifically other than cartoons. It would seems normal to watching cartoons other than old boring historical stories about all sorts of subjects...
    Panzar Panzar 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Love!

    I used to hate history in middle school and the beginning of high school. Probably because I had bad and rude history teachers that seemed to isolate and try to humiliate me. Needless to say I didn't get the best grades on my history tests. Until 10th grade history came around. I...
    TalarSkye TalarSkye 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Song Honoring General Mad Anthony Wayne: Pennsylvania Continental Line

    The old Tory rout Had spread round about That our brave Wayne,with five hundred Were taken or slain Upon Georgia's plain But Tories, you've cursedly blundered The case was, one Brown Had marched out of town Well-armed and prepared for a tramp; But Wayne was aware Prepared for the...
    Studmuffin11 Studmuffin11 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    The Unusual

    Not the pretty history all dressed up not to offend, the stuff that people try to bury in the past. If we don't understand how we got to the point we are at we are destined to repeat yesterday's mistakes. If I offend you, I'm sorry but maybe that was my intention to get you to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    i live in a place called winlaton its

    pronounced win late on and apparently at the end of the 17th century a man called Ambrose Crowley turned winlaton and winlaton mill and a place near called swallwell into the biggest pig iron manufacturing sites in europe but theres no heritage of it here.
    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M Jun 10

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    Dan Carlins Hardcore History Podcast is

    FANTASTIC .... He goes into the personal about the past. How must it have been for those warriors of Ghengis Khan to spend days on end riding on, sleeping on and eating on their horses?
    sumitoo sumitoo 56-60, F Jul 6

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    History Is Not About The Past

    Faulkner said that the past is not dead. It isn't even the past.  He is more right than ever today. Interpretations of facts are always subject to the biases of the interpreter.  This is not new, Julius Caesar's history of the Gauls is less than objective.  In fact his...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Hitler got nominated

    for a Nobel peace prize LOL
    Kemile357 Kemile357 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    History is a dying subject in high schools.

    It is believed that math and science are more important and history takes a back seat. But, you can’t know where we are going without knowing where we have been. I wish high school students could see and hear the passion our founders had when they formed this nation. I wish...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 11 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    I'm in AP US History

    and it's really hard but I love it ! ;D
    MarySutton MarySutton 18-21, F Oct 25, 2014

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    From ancient Egypt and Greece to medieval

    castles as well as world Wars I am an avid fan of history. I love reading and watching anything about history since I was a kid.
    LadyOceania LadyOceania 26-30, F 14 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    my favorite time it history is probably the mid

    to late 1400s to the end of the 1500s.
    booklover14 booklover14 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    D Day , yesterday , 6th June 1944 here are

    some interesting links ! http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/d-days http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/allied-advance-stalls-at-normandy http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day/videos/a-key-to-victory http://www.history.com...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jun 7

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    catsNbooks catsNbooks 26-30, F Oct 14, 2014

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    Ok, I'll tell you something about a recent

    history in my country, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's about a war we had. I come from a catholic background but I'm a leftist and a liberal, so I'm not biased by nationalistic propaganda. It's a bit complicated but I'll explain. The neighbour countries of Bosnia are Croatia and...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M May 21

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    13robert13 13robert13 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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    I'm obsessed with antiques

    and older homes. I love to hear the history behind things.
    hopefull2014 hopefull2014 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Yes I do. The history

    that we are taught in school is complete crap. Almost none of it is true. We are supposed to live under the constitution for the United states of America which is the supreme document that can't be messed with. Then why isn't it thoroughly taught in schools? Because they don...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 9 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    Actually I don't like history.

    In fact a lot of it sickens me. Here's some of my countries history.Germany was slow to win a place in the sun but quick to turn it into a hell on earth. Bismark long opposed the acquisition of tropical colonies, arguing that they were a luxury the Fatherland could not afford...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 1 Response Feb 27

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    Greek mythology and philosophy

    and the Hellinistic Culture is just my jam. I love learning about the Roman Empire and World War II and the Russian Revolutions are just incredible. History is amazing and I want to study it my whole life.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    I Wish They Still Taught History

    What they call "History" is just garbage that came from disputes by lobbyists, special interest groups, and overprotective parents but now due to all this discord the children suffer they are given bogus facts and don't realize this usually until college we teach children bs and...
    grayday104 grayday104 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    NAPOLEON'S MOTHER: "All right,

    Napoleon. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it!"
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    A lot of history is boring to me,

    but some things really interest me. I have always been interested into World War 2. And out of all of the countries I have been more interested into Germany. I always wondered if I had a family member that fought in the German Army, i'll talk to my grandma about that and see if...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    The Worst Strategic Judgment Ever

    I've been re-reading some military history material recently. Although it is written as a textbook, I recommend Collin Gray's book War, Peace, and International Relations. This reading brought me back to one of the questions I've never found a satisfactory answer to: why did...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    Not the kind they teach you in school.

    It's one-sided and you never get the whole story. The history books are written by whoever wins the war. If you really are interested in history, read history written from different perspectives. We have a tendency as humans to see our enemies as evil, but I don't believe that...
    ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes ThatOneGirlWithTheBlueEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    The 9th April 1940 was a dark day in Danish

    history..The day Germany took over Denmark. I saw a movie yesterday that made me realize how terrifying it must have been. 20:35 came the message that the German forces had surrendered. But the Danes only won because we got help from England. I know there's more to the story...
    Deepess Deepess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I think the first historical

    even that interested me was the period known as the Black Death. @1347 I remember maybe seeing a documentary on it when I was maybe 9/10. Around that time I think the BBC were showing a drama about modern day Britain if the same thing had happened today. (The survivors...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    My Degree Is In History

    My first degree is in history, I am currently doing a masters in history, and I hope to do a PhD in history (probably starting in 2012), so yes, I guess you could say I like history! My period is late antiquity, broadly the fourth to the sixth century in my case. I find the...
    Alypius Alypius 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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    Historical Month

    We celebrate a couple of things this month, one is 150 year celebration of the Gettysburg address. Just out of curiosity I asked around some of the younger people I come in contact with, like those working in coffee shops, fast food places etc. These are college students and...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    I like history, but I love current affairs.

    Everything that's going on in the news today is a power struggle between the US, Russia, and China.
    tbrady12 tbrady12 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    I love reading some things about history.

    ..though I hated history in high school. I think that human beings are crazy & sadistic for the most part..but I think we should all read about the Holocaust...so that it never happens again. I like reading about the Titanic, about Vietnam, about the Romanovs, the Holocaust...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I am taking history classes to study

    anthotpology afterwords
    ziroks ziroks 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    I'm actually thinking of majoring in history

    when I go to this new college. My ultimate job goal right now is probably communicating with other countries through other curators and making plans between my country and others to set up different exhibits to increase interest for my countries residents to learn about that...
    Plungeintoadream Plungeintoadream 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I love history all the many lessons we can

    learn from our past and the human race past it's incredible!
    Klcataldo Klcataldo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 6

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    Dear Pres. G. Washington-.

    .. Why did you stand up while crossing the Delaware river..? Not to be given an oar to row..?
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    History is awesome. One of the key words in

    life is "Remember". Remembering allows us to learn from mistakes, it allows us to relive moments and it is full of richness. If you like the past come say hi.
    Hard2Beat Hard2Beat 36-40, M Nov 17, 2014

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    I love the renaissance.

    What is you favorite period?
    4in1 4in1 36-40 8 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    Im finding a tough time finding people

    who are also historians here in my place. Is anyone here also interested in it? Im good at contemporary or modern history. Anything above WW1 to Modern times. Oh, and I also love planes!
    Tomcat2938 Tomcat2938 13-15 1 Response Jul 12

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    Jonas Hanway is my hero the mastermind behind

    the original head shield , saved me from many bad hair days
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F Jul 14

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    I like history books I like History Channel I

    like history class I like looking things up on the Internet about human history. I'm even going to school for history and political science education so I can share my love of history with middle school and high school students I think if we learn from history we can make the...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    Ah yes, the one time of the year

    when History channel is what it is supposed to be.
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M Nov 10, 2014

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    I went to visit the town of Marblehead,

    Massachusetts yesterday in hopes of photographing the homes there, but since there was no place to park, I roamed around until I found the 'Old Burial Hill', where numerous British and American soldiers from the Revolutionary War were buried.  The inscriptions on the stones...