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I Like History

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    History is usually a grave subject.

    Wars, genocides, slavery, etc. but I love it. It's so interesting to understand how minuscule things change the world completely
    Khadijah96 Khadijah96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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 4 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    yeyoil yeyoil 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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    I love to study American history involving the

    founding of the United States, the Colonies, all 44 Presidents, Civil War, WW 1 & 2, and conflicts. I have a major in history at my university.
    youngcancergal youngcancergal 22-25, F Jan 14

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    I love history! Everything about it!

    The past is filled with rights and wrongs and it helps me realize my own faults and stuff:)
    zeezee669 zeezee669 16-17, F Jan 27

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    Freddie61 Freddie61 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Regarding the world wars in the 20th century,

    what is the real history? I.e. 1) Did France attack Germany first in 1914, into Alsace-Lorraine? 2) During WW1 did neither side try to call a halt to the carnage, before the armistice? 3) Should Versailles have put the blame solely with Germany? 4) Who were the warmongers? was...
    Explorer1958 Explorer1958 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Why Richard l.

    There is a bloody great big statue of Richard 1 outside the houses of parliament in westminster. WHY WHY WHY???????????????????????????? Richard spent no more than six months of his ten year rule in England. He spoke no English. He married a cypriot princess He went on a...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 22 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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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...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Just a thought. It is

    so easy to confuse "the past" with "History". Surely while the former means just that, the latter implies "product" (ie what we know on a provisional and incremental basis) and "process" the specific academic means we use to investigate experience in the first place? This...
    norvic2 norvic2 70+, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    I Wish... I can be friends with u?

    I wish to be a reason for someone's happiness ... I really don't understand what's wrong with me.. I have a good life with good people in it and no one ever talks bad with me.. i am respectful, kind and gentle to everyone.. I can be friends with anyone even if they are completely...
    Thatsmystyle77 Thatsmystyle77 18-21, M 3 Responses May 13, 2012

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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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    Stretching from 500BC-Now.

    I specialize in military history and antiques, owning a few boxes full myself. The wars I know about the most is any between 1913-2014
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 25

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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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    I love the renaissance.

    What is you favorite period?
    4in1 4in1 36-40 9 Responses Mar 6

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    It's very inspiring to know,

    that no matter how much we humans think we know about history as a whole, there is so much more that is out there, just waiting to be discovered.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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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 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I met a traveller from an antique land Who

    said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless...
    Jarlaxle Jarlaxle 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Revolutions

    French history is fascinating, how our society was changed from the despotic kingdom to a Republic where all were equal citizens still interests people worldwide. The types of societies in human existence is of fundamental interest. The social anthropology of developments in...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    Someone tell me about the bad guy hittler

    and pompeii city history. Im quite interesting to hear!
    Ihatemylifesomuchxx Ihatemylifesomuchxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    It must be because I like stories.

    I don't know how many times have I been fooled by historians, with their mixed up writings, obvious favouritism and hatred towards other historical figures and events, but I still like History. Not only because it's one of the subjects I can outright-pass with flying colours, it...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every great civilization falls,

    and they all ended with very similar events that led up to the demise. USA is going down the same path.
    jcleo05 jcleo05 31-35, M Mar 2

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    The director of the agency I work in gave a

    party for the staff at his place some time ago, to celebrate his birthday and the only instruction for it was that we should go wearing costumes ... he meant representing some personage we liked or had something in common with... I loved the idea right away and...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Its Awesome

    I love to learn about it ,its so fascinating
    AussieListener AussieListener 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Lincoln And Leadership

    Has any president ever faced the mountain of troubles that Abraham Lincoln confronted? I/3 of the states had left the union before he took office.  His predecessor had sat idly by as the South seized control of federal installations.  His very own cabinet, two of whom had run...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Rare Photos Of 'netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose

    I wish I was born when he was alive. Subhas Chandra Bose Subhas Chandra Bose Born 23 January 1897 Cuttack, Bengal Presidency, British India Died Unknown Nationality IndiaAlma mater University of Calcutta Known for Prominent Figure of Indian independence movement Title Head of...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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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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    November 19, 1974

    Patricia Campbell Hearst, a granddaughter of the legendary publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, is released on bail pending the appeal of her conviction for participating in a 1974 San Francisco bank robbery that was caught on camera.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    2t3v3 2t3v3 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    No, I Love History

    It's the story of who we were and where we are now, and if you look close enough, it's the story of where we are going. I've always been in love with history. It's like a big, complicated bedtime story. Each day, a new chapter is added and I learn about one that happened in the...
    emily714 emily714 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    1861 To 1865

    Known as the War Between the States or the American Civil War. Here in the rural American South it has a different meaning vs. those up North. I like to visit battlefields and I have been able to do that in recent years. From Gettysburg to Fort Sumter, I've racked up quite a few...
    walternc walternc 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    13robert13 13robert13 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 5

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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 22-25, M 14 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    Considering Minoring In History/Geography

    As a senior in college I'm debating what to go into. I think I want to major in meteorology and possibly minor in either history or geography. I want to take classes that I really want to enjoy other than weather and I feel like history or geography would be awesome but I'm not...
    Lights50 Lights50 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    Adam And Eve

    This is based on an article that appeared in a newspaper and aroused my interest.According to some scientists ,Adam and Eve were not contemporaries and were not a couple.Also there were other men and women alive at the time.This is based on research done by scientists at the...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 5, 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 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Let's Learn History Together

    I like history, it's a story about us , about the human race it shows us what was yesterday to find out how to live today.For me history isn't a interesting science about kings , empires , and wars it's about our past not just a story .I would like to learn history , share books...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    History Of Chess

    Chess originated in India from where it spread to Persia.When the Arabs conquered Persia, chess was taken up by the Muslim world and subsequently spread to Southern Europe. In Europe, chess evolved into roughly its current form in the 15th century. In the second half of the 19th...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Is My Bread and Butter

    I just got my BA in History and I just adore all periods of history, my favorite being the rise of modern America (end of civil war to civil rights) I want to make History my life, through archiving and preserving, teaching and collecting. Love it, and it is so important to our...
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    Somnath

    The Somnath Temple (Gujarati: સોમનાથ મંદિર Sanskrit: सोमनाथ मन्दिर) located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, on the western coast ofGujarat, India, is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the god...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F Oct 22, 2013

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    King Harold Godwinson.

    I believe that Harold has had a pretty bad press over the years. I remember when I was a boy Harold was the ineffectual king who got an arrow in his eye and lost the battle of Hastings to Duke william of Normandy. It annoys me that historians never seem keen to tell us of the...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 14 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    As I was watching a movie about the German Nazi

    era, a kid about 12 years old was asking his parents why the Nazi hated so much the girl ( who was helping some Jewish families). Conversation led towards school curriculum. In the US most of the kids from Elementary to High school are exposed to 3-4 classes about US history...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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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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    Related Experiences

    I love American history, but they put me in world history and wonder why I fail... AMERICAN HISTORY INTERESTS ME. Not world history. During my dumb student led conference today my...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F Apr 3

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    I love history. I am a teacher and I teach World History, American History, Civics and Economics, and Sociology. I live and breathe history. I think people think I am weird when I...
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I am a South African, history has taught me so much about my country and the world. I want to get more knowledge especially about my country and then the world. History is vital...
    Wayini1 Wayini1 31-35 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I absolutely love history, particularly political history and the history of monarchy. The wars I find intresting.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am really into history. We must take American history in my grade. Currently, we just finished the civil rights movement. It made me so sad and so sick to think that that stuff...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    about accomplishments. I still believe America's destiny is to become a living testament to what free human beings can accomplish by acting in unity. — Senator John Kerry The...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    American history is what interest me so many things have happened over the years .. I don't really care for world history .. I live in California why would I wanna know how china...
    alizex7x alizex7x 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    It's the best. Wish I interested history back in school like I am today. AND Vikings, come on, the best.
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Mar 25

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    Set a good example Rohan who was in high school asked his pretty history teacher, Sara, out on a date. She agreed and they went to a nice restaurant. Rohan offered her beer but...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I love reading about history, but there is one certain topic that I can't get my head around... The Romans. At the moment, I'm reading as much as I possibly can, in the hope that...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Apr 12