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Old 01-19-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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Our treatment of native Americans and our of treatment of slaves. Not good times.

Yea the Indian Wars jumped to the front of my mind. What happened at places like Wounded Knee and Sand Creek made Little Big Horn and Fettermans blunder look tame in terms of human loss. I have a lot of heartburn with how GA Custer was immortalized after LBH. He was just as much of an arrogant idiot as Fetterman and should have been seen for who he really was. An arrogant, murdering, incompetent ass who got all his troopers killed. Just like Fetterman.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If we're speaking of the most "damaging", or negative event in the history of civilization -- it would have to be the fall of the Roman Empire, which essentially halted human progress for hundreds of years.
No way. It was just another form of an Amazon bankruptcy, only in ancient times. Everything ends eventually. And books are still written and read about it to this day. It allowed the slate to be cleaned and the world to start anew.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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This thread....okay, everyone states something which does not interest them. What are we supposed to do with that information?

It would seem more an exercise for the Games board.
The History forum... the only one on C-D where topics are voted off the island.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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or what is the one that interests you the least

i would say Ancient Greece is something i could never really be interested in , sadly.
Ancient Greece wasn't an 'event'.

Anyway... really?

Ancient Greece is less interesting than, say, 19th century Iceland? Or the 1910s in Saskatchewan? Or the three-day Governorship of Wayne Mixson of Florida (January 3rd to January 6, 1987)? How about the history of spray oven cleaner?

Not one has a 'east favorite' historical event/thing, because no one bothers ranking things that minimally interest them.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:35 PM
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While I'm fascinated with the wreckage of the Titanic and what may lie in that debris field on the ocean floor just the thought of what the passengers experienced as itsank breaks my horrified heart. The visual and the sounds...I feel sorry for the people who remained inside as both sections slipped beneath the waves.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:46 PM
 
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least favorite to Study in School: War of 1812. nothing happened. although, the Battle of New Orleans was a good song.
least favorite to find out about: Carrington and Tunguska events. i still think something similar is possible during our lives.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:21 PM
 
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The mongol invasion of Western Asia and Eastern Europe led by genghis khan and the Arab conquest of Arabia, North Africa and all the way into France. Whites and berbers were enslaved for a 1000 years and there is no greater instance of genocide in the history of the world.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:53 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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Ancient Greece wasn't an 'event'.

Anyway... really?

Ancient Greece is less interesting than, say, 19th century Iceland? Or the 1910s in Saskatchewan? Or the three-day Governorship of Wayne Mixson of Florida (January 3rd to January 6, 1987)? How about the history of spray oven cleaner?

Not one has a 'east favorite' historical event/thing, because no one bothers ranking things that minimally interest them.
These are quite absurd comparisons to be making. I personally find Ancient Greek history fascinating. Yet, its overly discussed, praised and written about in comparison to other civilizations and cultures from that time period.

For that time there were other advanced cultures such as Imperial China, the Maurya Empire in India, the Parthian Empire, Neo Babylonians, the Scythians. These civilizations were large, influential, powerful and culturally advanced. Yet they don't get discussed and written about at near the frequency that ancient Greece does.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:16 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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The Romans were the last of the great empires going back some 3,000 years before them on the vast Eurasian continent and the southern shores of the Mediterranean sea.

The collapse of the Roman Empire in the extreme west only affected the regions of Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania), then Lusitania (Portugal), Hispania (Spain), Gaul (France), Belgica (Belgium), Germany and a few others which centuries later became Europe, a tiny portion of humanity.

By far the vast majority of the rest of the world from the eastern and southern Mediterranean to India and even to parts of southeast Asia went on very well, thank you, just as they had done for the previous 3,000 years.

Just like agriculture had been some 10,000 years previously, the game-changer in recent times has been industrialization, which just happened to start in Europe about two centuries ago, but in another century or two that won't matter anymore.

By the same token, the fall of the Roman Empire in what later became mostly western Europe was small potatoes, the vast majority of humanity didn't notice it and went on living just as they had done before, for better and for worse.
This is true. The "Dark Ages" only really applied to Western Europe. The Eastern Mediterranean was still going strong with the Byzantine Empire which in certain respects was as influential and glorious as Roman was.

Further east we have two empires which were as large and powerful as Rome was. The Sasanian Empire in Mesopotamia and Persia and the Jin and Tang Dynasties in China.

Not to mention the Gupta Empire of India and the Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia.
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Being partial to events that directly impact my life - going with 9/11 mostly due to our reaction to it. The government completed the morphing from helper to hunter that earnestly started in the 30's. The debt became simply unfathomable. Deadly SWAT raids became commonplace. The rise of the Killer Cop stained the landscape on a daily basis. The Constitution was supplanted with the curiously named "Patriot Act". We elected and re-elected certified idiots to Congress and the Senate. Invasions of foreign countries became an almost biennial event. Never ending wars became our signatory line. 9/11 ultimately enabled the Bushbarian Reign of Terror: https://www.amazon.com/Bush-Cheney-R.../dp/1566560616

As some of you may have surmised, I am somewhat partial to the possibility of 9/11 being largely orchestrated by rogue elements within SA, IS, and the US. Let the howling begin...guaranteed. After all, millions suckle on the government tit that morphed into hyper gigantia in the post 9/11 environment.

Favorite event in history is the American Revolution. Cascading into the fall of feudalism and the rise of republics. Europe was forced to duplicate our experiment as its citizenry fled for greater freedom and opportunity in the fledgling experiment of Americana.
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