The Vikings should not be celebrated
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http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk...). According to that source, "The monastery was sacked and the monks slaughtered. The "fury of the Northmen" in their streamlined long ships struck terror into people from the Northern Isles, Caithness, Sutherland, round western Scotland, and south to Dublin. The Vikings attacked Iona in AD 795, then again in AD 802. Four years later, in AD 806, the Vikings killed 68 monks by the shore at Martyr"s Bay." Cruel and merciless they were.
In another source, we see the graphic oppression and repression caused by the Vikings.
Now, let's establish some people influenced by this: the Ku Klux Klan. Pillaging, attacking people. Does this sound familiar? This is exactly what the Klan did in its time of power in America. They lynched blacks at random, terrorized them, oppressed them. I definitely believe the English colonists learned their wicked ways from the Vikings, because they had contact with them. Minnesota Vikings team probably has a history of discrimination and humiliating black opponent teams as well in humiliating games with N and C-word clashes. The Vikings they all admired too much.
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http://www.flowofhistory.com...). Catholics were viciously persecuted by the Vikings. Whom does that sound like some 1100 years later, after the 800s? Let's see. Oh yes, the Ku Klux Klan, who during their time as rulers of America, lynched, raided and killed people at random who disagreed with them. Plus, can we really name any good thing that the Vikings even contributed? They, not the Catholic Church, are to blame for the Middle Ages if you ask me. After, many of the cultures of the Mediterranean did many great things, such as the Romans. And the Renaissance, a time of thought, came from a Catholic country. However in the places where the Vikings viciously conquered, they pretty much went downhill from there.
"Viking society was extremely unequal. Slavery was a fundamental contributor to the wealth of the upper class. Vikings participated actively in the lucrative slave trade abroad. The slaves had no rights and were owned like cattle."
"It is no wonder that the Vikings have a reputation for mindless savagery. Since the Vikings were unable to write, much of their history was recorded by British and French clergy"the very people who fell victim to the Viking raids." Mind you, while much of the history was recorded by the French and British, it's because they were the very victims of the Viking raids. Shame on them for doing such horrible things.
To me that's worse than Hitler, because all the things the Vikings did have had a lasting legacy. I wouldn't be suprised if there's a Scot or French person who harbors hatred towards the Vikings for what they did to them 1000s and 1000s of years ago.
The legacy of the Vikings is completely negative, almost. No it should not be celebrated
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