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Howdy,

 

I am just seeing how many people like history here, cause it seems like there are few and far between. 

 

 

If you do, post what your favorite time period(s), event(s), or person(people) are. 

 

 

Time Period(s): Early 19th century to mid 20th century 

 

Event(s): The wars during those times (Napoleonic Wars, Civil War, WWI, and WWII) 

 

Person: By far the most interesting person during those times in my opinion has to be Napoleon Bonaparte

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Oooh!  I like history!  I like bits and pieces here and there though, and more like...learning how the people lived than necessarily the events that happened during that time.  I like medieval (mostly because of all my fantasy books and movies, I think), and stories of immigrants coming to the United States.  I've also liked reading historical fiction that takes place during the Civil War.  I don't remember what series, but there was a really good series I read based in the Civil War when I was younger.  I also like the mountain man era, and I especially like Jeddidiah Smith and Jim Bridger.

I've also always liked any historical fiction with Indians/Native Americans.  When I was really young, I used to read historical fiction (I have always read above my grade level, but now I'm in college, and I don't know if there's a grade level higher than that), and I wanted to grow up to be an Indian, and ride ponies, and live in a Tipi, and wear leather dresses and moccasins and carry my "papoose" in a cradleboard....  Young me was very disappointed when I finally learned that, for the most part, that isn't their culture anymore, and they live just like modern people do.  I was also very disappointed in white people for being so mean to the Indians and calling them savages for no good reason, and was disappointed in the Indian tribes that stole white people as well.

People are disappointing as a whole, to be honest.

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Hey if you like historical fiction check out Clive Cussler's works. I like his stuff since its like an alternative history sorta thing, like "Raising the Titanic" and things of that nature. They are fun action/adventure novels. 

 

But yeah history is riddled with people taking over other people and their land, but we gotta remember and learn history in order to prevent it from happening in the future. There are many similar saying but you need only look at the past to see the future, because there will be people who never learned it and it's outcomes. But to the point people are disappointing as a whole, yes they are, however you also have to realize the context of the time. I think the Trail of Tears was horrible, but you have to have the perspective to think why they even implemented that. They thought they could cut down on attacks from the Native Americans as well as take their land easier, so they implemented that plan to move them onto reservations. Is it horrible yes, but can we change it? No. Again we just have to learn and keep moving on. 

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Oh geez I can see how it is fascinating but complex. I never understood the Russian tactic of basically keep throwing bodies at the enemy until we get them. I never really looked into the revolutions, but what were they fought over?
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I'm a history buff. I love it and took advanced history classes from 8th grade until I graduated. It's very hard to pick a favorite time period for me. My favorite things to study are Greek mythology, civil war, WW1, WW2, revolutionary ​war, America's Westward expansion, Italian Renaissance, Aztec/Inca/Myan Indians, and some ancient Japanese/Chinese history. Yeah I cover a large range of years and event. I know most of the countries in the world and can point them out on a map. I think I got a little carried away here lol.
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Who cares if you got carried away, that's the sign of a true history buff lol. But damn that's awesome. So GD, out of all the wars you study which has to be the one you like studying the most?

 

For me that would be the Civil War for many reasons, but reenacting is also a big part of it.

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For some reason my words didn't come through, but I love history as well. I am actually a Civil War re-enactor since birth. I do find all periods of history fascinating, though Victorian and Renaissance the most.

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They were basically fought over class systems, like wanting to overthrow the autocratic Tsarist regime and replace it with a more democratic system (which of course didn't work out the way they wanted)
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For some reason my words didn't come through, but I love history as well. I am actually a Civil War re-enactor since birth. I do find all periods of history fascinating, though Victorian and Renaissance the most.

Oh that's really cool, I have seen quite a few small children at the events but your the first person I have talked to that has done it since a baby. So what unit are you with if you still attend them?

 

And that is a time that doesn't come up much, the Victorian era. What interests you about it?

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Oh that's really cool, I have seen quite a few small children at the events but your the first person I have talked to that has done it since a baby. So what unit are you with if you still attend them?

 

And that is a time that doesn't come up much, the Victorian era. What interests you about it?

 

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Oh that's really cool, I have seen quite a few small children at the events but your the first person I have talked to that has done it since a baby. So what unit are you with if you still attend them?

 

And that is a time that doesn't come up much, the Victorian era. What interests you about it?

 

Shoot, my words didn't come again! I'm sorry, I don't know what happens to my words. But I'm with the Amherst Artillery. You?

And I like the Victorian era because of all the opulence. The beauty of the dresses, furniture and architecture. Also because of the hidden history that no textbooks like to tell.

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Shoot, my words didn't come again! I'm sorry, I don't know what happens to my words. But I'm with the Amherst Artillery. You?

And I like the Victorian era because of all the opulence. The beauty of the dresses, furniture and architecture. Also because of the hidden history that no textbooks like to tell.

Oh yeah discovering that type of history is a lot of fun, but I love researching things like that. But god the architecture then was beautiful, I kinda wish buildings were still being built like that (and with that quality construction as well).

 

But I'm with the 27th NC Infantry, Co. D. And next year an artillery crewman at Fort Macon.

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That's not a fair question I enjoy learning about most of them. My top 3 are both world wars and the revolutionary​ war.

Haha yeah I guess that was unfair. Ok so I want to get your opinion because I have my belief, but which world war do you believe was more devastating?

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It was autocratic in nature so I guess in most respects it was a dictatorship but really more of a monarchy with the Tsar as 'king'

Oh alright I gotcha.

 

The 2nd world war

See I would argue 1 was more devastating since the new technology caused the type of warfare to be unmatched by anything. With the new technology came new classes of weaponry, being gas attacks, aerial bombardment (in a sense), and things like that. By 2, while that tech had progressed, the two had already seen it before and knew what to expect.

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WW2 was worse when you think about it on a global scale because of the Holocaust and both atomic bombs. The atomic bombs alone beat most of the tech in WW1.
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I mean in a death count and weaponry advancement, yes World War 2 won hands down. But what I mean by devastation is infrastructure, economics, hell even psychological. WWI was still being fought with medicine that hadn't advanced a whole lot since the Civil War, and the trench warfare was just horrid. By the time WWII came around, they had just created penicillin, and far more advanced medicines to aid in recovery. And while the atomic bombs were devastating, the people died almost instantly. Mustard gas and obscure weapons of WWI were slow killers.

 

I mean just take PTSD (shell shock) for example. During WWI, they thought the way to cure it was a doctor screaming at you and basically submerging you back to the horrors of war. By WWII they had realized that is almost the exact opposite you should do. 

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