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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:59 am    Post subject: The History Thread

How many people are obsessed with history like me? You know who you are! Smile The ones who watch the show selection on the history channel for barbarians and the Dark Ages special. I'm one of ya' Smile

So, what's your favorite era in history to study?
I love the colonial ages of America (ecspecially about Scotland and Russia), Africa, and Asia. I also enjoy learning about Europe's tribal history, even though those books are limited for some reason Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:20 am    Post subject:

I love history, i can tell you an overall history on some things, but i love greek mythology, and i know aobut it well, i`m no expert but i like it
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject:

I have never delved in Greek mythology, but the Odyssey of Homer was very intresting and Greek mythology would be cool to read about
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:04 am    Post subject:

Im more into geography than history (the two are melded into the one subject here in aus called SOSE).
I wasnt really that interested in history until i read the pages on Aoe about the history of each civ.
Then i started researching my families heritage and the discovery of australia, and they were very interesting. So id have to say that my favourite era in history would be the late 1700's, early 1800's. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:09 am    Post subject:

I love history, especially the modern era (1500-present). But I know many things from Antiquity, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:22 am    Post subject:

Is history a compulsory subject in Romania?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject:

That's my story to, Aussie! Thought history was cool, but fell in love after AoE2

I love geography just as much as history... some people find me odd for studying maps, but it's... obsessive
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject:

TheAussieDigger wrote:
Is history a compulsory subject in Romania?


Yes, it's a obligatory subject at school & highschool, from the 3rd to the 12th grade (and the history colleges, of course).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject:

I think that a lot of people, even some who are reluctant to admit it is facinated by history. The thing I find most facinating about history is often not history in itself, but the effects of history. It holds answers to so many questions about society and how people think and act.

Similar to that I find the most interesting things about biology and zoology and evolution the ways it affects man.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject:

you spoke well and true
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:44 pm    Post subject:

I feel the same way, SAOL
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:07 pm    Post subject:

I doubt people would stay here if they wouldn't love history to a minimum. All parts of history can be interesting, I prefer the antiquity. I sorta dislike the history from 1945 until 1990, it feels so cautious, there are too many references you need to know to understand, to make it really interesting.
However, very old history is so interesting because it's so simple and elementary, i.e. it shows the needs and being of people so real and extremely - and of course, you know that history is always repeating itself. It's a must to understand more than only the shape and surface of our days.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject:

Agreed. History is essential to not repeat mistakes. If you do not learn the mistakes from the past man is bound to repeat the mistakes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject:

Warfare,military and weapons history is my favorite. Anything from the 1600's to 1945 is what I like.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject:

theres not such thing as history classes, thats why they are called 'Social and Political Science', its has real life applications.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject:

The Gael wrote:
I love geography just as much as history... some people find me odd for studying maps, but it's... obsessive


Huh, i often read maps just for the sake of it too. lol

Here in Aus, we call it SOSE (Studies Of Society and the Environment). Rolling Eyes

In my grade, you have to do either geography or history, but not both.
I chose geography as im really good at say remembering the capital cities of just about every country in the world.

I also find the 1960's as a fascinating time in history, both with the space race between the Russians and the Americans, AND the cold war. Mr. Green
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