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Atheist-Independent
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11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?
Ore_Ele
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11/16/2014 11:16:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?

There are so many wars in human history (especially as the various colonies began fighting back from various empires) that we can't care about them all. So we pick and choose those that mean the most to us.
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11/16/2014 11:34:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/16/2014 11:16:46 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?

There are so many wars in human history (especially as the various colonies began fighting back from various empires) that we can't care about them all. So we pick and choose those that mean the most to us.

Hmm... I think that the Boer Wars matter a lot to the Boers.
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11/16/2014 11:35:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/16/2014 11:16:46 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?

There are so many wars in human history (especially as the various colonies began fighting back from various empires) that we can't care about them all. So we pick and choose those that mean the most to us.

Either way, it is still important to at least get an education on the Boer War, is it not?
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11/17/2014 6:35:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/16/2014 11:34:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:16:46 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?

There are so many wars in human history (especially as the various colonies began fighting back from various empires) that we can't care about them all. So we pick and choose those that mean the most to us.

Hmm... I think that the Boer Wars matter a lot to the Boers.

Yeah, but it is Boering to everyone else.
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11/17/2014 6:50:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Well most wars you study have to do with the country you live in so most nations wont study wars which they were fully involved in. Even then many wars go untaught depending on the region. For example my school never discussed the Mexican-American war or the Korean war.
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11/17/2014 7:20:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/17/2014 6:35:58 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:34:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:16:46 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?

There are so many wars in human history (especially as the various colonies began fighting back from various empires) that we can't care about them all. So we pick and choose those that mean the most to us.

Hmm... I think that the Boer Wars matter a lot to the Boers.

Yeah, but it is Boering to everyone else.

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11/17/2014 9:04:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/17/2014 6:50:16 PM, komododragon8 wrote:
Well most wars you study have to do with the country you live in so most nations wont study wars which they were fully involved in. Even then many wars go untaught depending on the region. For example my school never discussed the Mexican-American war or the Korean war.

So what wars did you study?
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11/17/2014 9:09:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/17/2014 9:04:44 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/17/2014 6:50:16 PM, komododragon8 wrote:
Well most wars you study have to do with the country you live in so most nations wont study wars which they were fully involved in. Even then many wars go untaught depending on the region. For example my school never discussed the Mexican-American war or the Korean war.

So what wars did you study?

We studied WWI, WWII, Vietnam, the American Civil War, Napolionic wars and we also studied a bit of apartheid South Africa. We also did projects on wars of our choice but most of it had to do with personal preference. In history most wars are important and its up to the region to decide which ones it wants to study.
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11/17/2014 11:05:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/17/2014 9:09:13 PM, komododragon8 wrote:
At 11/17/2014 9:04:44 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/17/2014 6:50:16 PM, komododragon8 wrote:
Well most wars you study have to do with the country you live in so most nations wont study wars which they were fully involved in. Even then many wars go untaught depending on the region. For example my school never discussed the Mexican-American war or the Korean war.

So what wars did you study?

We studied WWI, WWII, Vietnam, the American Civil War, Napolionic wars and we also studied a bit of apartheid South Africa

We also did projects on wars of our choice but most of it had to do with personal preference. In history most wars are important and its up to the region to decide which ones it wants to study.

That sounds like so much fun! I wish I had that project.
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11/17/2014 11:06:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/17/2014 11:05:24 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/17/2014 9:09:13 PM, komododragon8 wrote:
At 11/17/2014 9:04:44 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/17/2014 6:50:16 PM, komododragon8 wrote:
Well most wars you study have to do with the country you live in so most nations wont study wars which they were fully involved in. Even then many wars go untaught depending on the region. For example my school never discussed the Mexican-American war or the Korean war.

So what wars did you study?

We studied WWI, WWII, Vietnam, the American Civil War, Napolionic wars and we also studied a bit of apartheid South Africa


We also did projects on wars of our choice but most of it had to do with personal preference. In history most wars are important and its up to the region to decide which ones it wants to study.

That sounds like so much fun! I wish I had that project.

Funny formatting error there. Don't know why that happened.
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11/17/2014 11:28:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
You can go to national history day or some other history event where people do presentations on a topic of their choosing. Im not sure if theres one in your area but it wouldnt hurt to check.
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11/18/2014 10:30:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 11/16/2014 11:34:36 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:16:46 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 11/16/2014 11:09:00 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
Why is it that the Boer War (or the 2nd Boer War) never gets any appreciation. It is infamous for literally having concentration camps and for the murder of thousands of Boers. However, almost nobody ever knows or discusses them. How come?

There are so many wars in human history (especially as the various colonies began fighting back from various empires) that we can't care about them all. So we pick and choose those that mean the most to us.

Hmm... I think that the Boer Wars matter a lot to the Boers.

Every war matters to somebody, some wars are more so than others. South Africa is a small country and Boer's are a small population in this world. I think the Boer War gets enough attention. I live in the United States and we spent quite a bit of time studying this war.