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YYW
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2/4/2015 10:13:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
List them. The United States can not count...

Mine are these:

1. Germany
2. Italy
3. UK (including Scotland)
4. France
5. Russia
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jimtimmy4
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2/5/2015 2:47:18 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Since the United States cannot count:

1.) United Kingdom

2.) Italy

3.) Greece

4.) Spain

5.) Portugal

6.) Germany

United Kingdom (England) has actually done important stuff over the past few centuries, so that was obvious. Greece and Rome are essentials because of their ancient history. Spain and Portugal were both leaders of exploration during the late 1400s and 1500s (and perhaps beyond).

I don't love Germany, but they have Gutenberg, Martin Luther, Copernicus, and Weber going for them, which is why it makes the cut. France falls short because I just don't see how they've earned a spot here.
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2/17/2015 7:18:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/5/2015 2:47:18 AM, jimtimmy4 wrote:
France falls short because I just don't see how they've earned a spot here.

Postumus and the Gallic Empire? Clovis? Charlemagne? The Hundred Year's War? The various philosophers in the Enlightenment? The French Revolution and Napoleon? Come on, man.
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2/21/2015 1:22:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/4/2015 10:13:10 PM, YYW wrote:
List them. The United States can not count...

Mine are these:

1. Germany
2. Italy
3. UK (including Scotland)
4. France
5. Russia

Russia. I'm addicted to Russian history.
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3/6/2015 7:28:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
1. China (Qin Dynasty and the Warring states)
2. Indus Valley Civilization
3. Persian Empire
4. Sweden
5. Japan
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3/6/2015 3:54:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/4/2015 10:13:10 PM, YYW wrote:
List them. The United States can not count...

Mine are these:

1. Germany
2. Italy
3. UK (including Scotland)
4. France
5. Russia

1. UK
2. Japan
3. Germany
4. India
5. Persia
6. Ancient Greece
7. Ancient Rome
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3/10/2015 8:12:47 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
1. France
2. Germany
3. Italy
4. Greece
5. Great Britain
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3/10/2015 8:26:53 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Russia
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3/15/2015 12:47:22 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Unites States cannot count. damn.. well here it goes.

1.) India
2.) Mexico
3.) Georgia
4.) Federated States of Micronesia
5.) Greenland
6.) Kazakhstan
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3/16/2015 2:27:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/4/2015 10:13:10 PM, YYW wrote:
List them. The United States can not count...

Mine are these:
1. Turkey (because it goes far ago to Ottomans)
2. Iranian (Persian Empire)
3. Australian (rarely discussed)
4. Roman and Greek History
5. And yes Indus Valley Civilization (eminently important)
6. Egyptian (deep in the History)
7. Jordan (Petra)
8. Chinese (of course)
9. Can't exclude US
10.And African

Don't count on what is left. They're also in the list.
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3/16/2015 4:43:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/4/2015 10:13:10 PM, YYW wrote:
List them. The United States can not count...

Mine are these:

1. Germany
2. Italy
3. UK (including Scotland)
4. France
5. Russia

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4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
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5/2/2015 9:27:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Typical liberal atheist communist terrorist lover comment.

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5/16/2015 10:17:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
In no particular order:

Germany
Russia
India
China
Iran
Greece
Italy
Hungary

As you can tell, it's hard for me to make a choice. Any I haven't listed I've either learned a lot about already (the ones I listed I want to learn more about), or I haven't been introduced to the country's history at all. I enjoy all history, but some countries' history does interest me more than others.
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6/27/2015 10:59:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I think that my opinion would change based on which century it is.

Middle Ages
1. England
2. Spain
3. Byzantine

Renaissance:
1. Holy Roman Empire
2. France
3. Spain

Victorian/Napoleonic Era:
1. Prussia
2. UK
3. France

WWI - WWII
1. Germany/Soviet Union
2. USA
3. Japan
4. China
5. UK

And yes I fully acknowledge my Eurocentric focus, so don't call me racist.
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6/27/2015 11:02:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Why? What is so wrong about studying just individual history of say the Principality of Kiev?
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6/27/2015 11:03:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2015 10:59:46 AM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
I think that my opinion would change based on which century it is.

Middle Ages
1. England
2. Spain
3. Byzantine

Renaissance:
1. Holy Roman Empire
2. France
3. Spain

Victorian/Napoleonic Era:
1. Prussia
2. UK
3. France

WWI - WWII
1. Germany/Soviet Union
2. USA
3. Japan
4. China
5. UK

And yes I fully acknowledge my Eurocentric focus, so don't call me racist.

*Forgot to add Poland-Lithuania under the Renaissance.
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6/27/2015 8:13:08 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2015 11:02:30 AM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Why? What is so wrong about studying just individual history of say the Principality of Kiev?
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
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6/27/2015 8:19:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2015 8:13:08 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:02:30 AM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Why? What is so wrong about studying just individual history of say the Principality of Kiev?

Once again, why do you think that...?
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6/27/2015 8:35:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2015 8:19:14 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 6/27/2015 8:13:08 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:02:30 AM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Why? What is so wrong about studying just individual history of say the Principality of Kiev?

Once again, why do you think that...?

As I said in the underlined, studying individual history risks missing critical perspective. It would be like analyzing society by looking at one random family out of millions. It would be anecdotal at best. You'd want to get a better perspective on the subject matter.
At 8/9/2013 9:41:24 AM, wrichcirw wrote:
If you are civil with me, I will be civil to you. If you decide to bring unreasonable animosity to bear in a reasonable discussion, then what would you expect other than to get flustered?
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6/27/2015 8:54:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 6/27/2015 8:35:24 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 6/27/2015 8:19:14 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 6/27/2015 8:13:08 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:02:30 AM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Why? What is so wrong about studying just individual history of say the Principality of Kiev?

Once again, why do you think that...?

As I said in the underlined, studying individual history risks missing critical perspective. It would be like analyzing society by looking at one random family out of millions. It would be anecdotal at best. You'd want to get a better perspective on the subject matter.

I agree with you on that. But are you implying that there are always connections between all cultures no matter the circumstance?
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6/28/2015 7:25:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/27/2015 8:54:17 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 6/27/2015 8:35:24 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 6/27/2015 8:19:14 PM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 6/27/2015 8:13:08 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
At 6/27/2015 11:02:30 AM, Atheist-Independent wrote:
At 4/12/2015 4:59:52 PM, wrichcirw wrote:
World history. Anything less is ego-centric and risks missing critical perspective.

Why? What is so wrong about studying just individual history of say the Principality of Kiev?

Once again, why do you think that...?

As I said in the underlined, studying individual history risks missing critical perspective. It would be like analyzing society by looking at one random family out of millions. It would be anecdotal at best. You'd want to get a better perspective on the subject matter.

I agree with you on that. But are you implying that there are always connections between all cultures no matter the circumstance?

1.) North Korea. Cut your biases, The history of the Kim Dynasty is interesting whether you Hate the coubtry hecause Your american or not. The Path NK Took is very Interesting, And so is daily Life in NK. I think the reason for this is because we dont Know about NK, which just makes us want to know more.

2.) Greece

3.) China

4.) Egypt

5.) India.