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PostSubject: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:05 pm

Ok to keep us on topic in other threads. Any discussion of history, culture, money...here. I'm a history major so it's one of my favorite topics.
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:26 pm

I love history. Very Happy It was one of the things I was going to major in, before I decided to do Russian instead. I might still minor in it, though.
I especially like European history, specifically the Celts and the Minoans.


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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:27 pm

European is my concentration. I plan to concentrate more on Eastern Europe and Russia in grad school with an emphasis on Romania.
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:31 pm

I know I'll have to take some classes on Russian history for my major. I haven't studied much on Russia, (except the events around World War I) so it should be interesting. Eastern Europe is a fascinating area, though (at least to me). Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:56 pm

What do you actually learn about in history then?

I remember GCSE being centred around WW2 and Hitler and the suffragettes and the 20's with the flappers. I must have the worst memory ever I swear or selective memory. I'll ask my brother seeing as he's doing it now Razz

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:17 pm

I mostly had U.S. and state history in school. And my last year, economics and government took the place of history. Not much on Europe. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:21 pm

We didn't do much on US. Just Europe really. I think countires are selective in what they choose to teach in history and just learn most about our own country. Although we weren't taught all good things about England, I think it was pretty fair really.

Oh I just remembered Treaty of Versailles. It's kind of coming back to me Razz

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:26 pm

^Was that WW2?
I can't remember, which is strange. History is one of the subjects where I can usually remember most things. Math, though.... Laughing :
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:31 pm

I think so Razz I haven't done history in 2 years. Ok no it's not I just asked my brother and he said it was right after WW1.

To think I got an A* in history and I cant remember a single thing.

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:33 pm

I remember now... it was WW1. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:36 pm

I could tell you everything that the cartoon of it meant though. I remember theres a naked baby crying in the corner and it's Germany. It was holding paper but I dont remember what that said Razz In the exam you get cartoons and you write what it symbolises and stuff. That was pretty easy actually. There was one with Uncle Sam or Ben as my mates once called him Razz

I'm really trying to remember what we learnt. Maybe the school website has it.

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:40 pm

We never had to do that with the cartoons. I don't think we even looked at them. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:42 pm

I love history,but not history class.My professor is scary.
I love european and asian culture,I found it very intersting.

Romania has an intesrting history,but here is the truth about Dracula:
-he wasn`t a vampire,the whole vampy thing coes from an english writer,I think Bram Strocker is its name.
-he was a king called Vlad Şepeº
-he liked to punish people by..can`t say Laughing ..it`s a crime Razz
I`m glad Leia that you like Romanian history Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:44 pm

I'm obsessed with the Victorian Era. It's just so interesting! The style, the medical practices, the dialect...everything. And that's when we really started to develop what we have today.

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:47 pm

Haha I found the cartoon http://media.photobucket.com/image/history%2Bgcse%2Bcartoons/stpatshistory/cartoon-cannonfodder.jpg I think that was actually in my exam. I'll have to look through my brothers books and see if theres any good ones.

I thought Dracula was really Vlad The Impaler.

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:53 pm

XxfrozenbutterflyxX wrote:
I love history,but not history class.My professor is scary.
I love european and asian culture,I found it very intersting.

Romania has an intesrting history,but here is the truth about Dracula:
-he wasn`t a vampire,the whole vampy thing coes from an english writer,I think Bram Strocker is its name.
-he was a king called Vlad Şepeº
-he liked to punish people by..can`t say Laughing ..it`s a crime Razz
I`m glad Leia that you like Romanian history Wink

I remember learning about Vlad from the history channel. But I'm never seen the Romanian spelling of his last name before.

I'm not really interested in the Victorian Era, I prefer medieval/classical history, and the early 1900's, specifically the suffragettes, but I agree with you Andy, that is when we started to develop what we have today. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:59 pm

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I'm obsessed with the Victorian Era. It's just so interesting! The style, the medical practices, the dialect...everything. And that's when we really started to develop what we have today.
It really is,i soo love it.I love the literature from that Era.Lovely I love you

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Haha I found the cartoon http://media.photobucket.com/image/history%2Bgcse%2Bcartoons/stpatshistory/cartoon-cannonfodder.jpg I think that was actually in my exam. I'll have to look through my brothers books and see if theres any good ones.

I thought Dracula was really Vlad The Impaler.
Vlad The Impaler?I think it`s the same Wink

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XxfrozenbutterflyxX wrote:
I love history,but not history class.My professor is scary.
I love european and asian culture,I found it very intersting.

Romania has an intesrting history,but here is the truth about Dracula:
-he wasn`t a vampire,the whole vampy thing coes from an english writer,I think Bram Strocker is its name.
-he was a king called Vlad Şepeº
-he liked to punish people by..can`t say Laughing ..it`s a crime Razz
I`m glad Leia that you like Romanian history Wink

I remember learning about Vlad from the history channel. But I'm never seen the Romanian spelling of his name before.
Yes that`s his spell name.the ş and º are diactritiques(??)and theire english equal are
º=sh(but i cant write Sharon=ªaron Razz )
ş=tz

Romania is an independent country since 24th january 1854.Thank you Alexandru-Ioan Cuza.He`s one of my favorite king/presidents from my country Wink
Our national day is on the 1st of December
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:05 pm

I liked the suffragettes that was interesting. Them women were crazy. Or was that suffragists? One were violent the others werent. Our whole second exam was about the suffragettes which was really lucky because our teacher guessed it so we really just revised that the whole week before.

I like Victorian style but dont think I've ever learnt much about it.

I'd love to leran more about the eyptians. I love pyramids and ankh's Razz

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:07 pm

I love South-American culture.Generelally things that have a little SF behind history Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:09 pm

I think it can be either suffragette or suffragist. And I know some groups did use more 'radical' methods than others.

I love the Egyptians. Razz Doesn't Ruud wear an ankh sometimes? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:15 pm

I LOVE the Romantic Period and I love cavemen<3
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:21 pm

Cavemen?Prehistoryc?LOL it`s intesting.Sometimes I do act like a cavegirl Razz Or like a baby Laughing
I don`t know much about Holland history.REALLY.All I know is that there were a lot of people who travveled and discovered new places and theriritories(i think it`s weong spelled),they had half of the sheeps from the entire world(in Medieval perios).And one of the greates renaissancist was dutch:Erasmus from Rotterdam
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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:24 pm

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I'd love to leran more about the eyptians. I love pyramids and ankh's Razz
Ask Sam. I'm sure she'd be able to go on for days about how epic the Ancient Egyptians were XD

I'm a big Greek Mythology nut, too. I'm all about Greek gods... I'm considering naming my violin a feminine version of Poseidon Razz

Either that or Ophelia, one of Shakespeare's characters. The Victorians were obsessed with her *goes on huge speech about how awesome the Victorians were*

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:30 pm

Smile Tell me all about it.

Yeah Ruud has an ankh he's wearing it in the calender pics.

Cavemen Amy? Is that a fetish just like Finnish men? Razz

I learnt a bit about Dutch history on a boat trip round the canals in Amsterdam. Although I really remember the stuff about the beer Razz We went on that both years we went to Holland. Was really good actually.

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PostSubject: Re: The history discussion thread   Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:42 am

The histry I am most fascinated with right now is celtic and gaelic history. I love their language and their culture, and all the beautiful imagery they have. I love mythlore and they have a lot of it. Along the same vein is Viking and Norse mythology.
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