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[–] StuntmanMike123 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago 

That Hitler was the worst person in human history.

Apparently, we were not allowed to know who Stalin, Mao or Genghis Khan were. Those three are just a few of many examples.

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[–] Eualos 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Genghis khan? He was a pretty impressive conqueror, I was under the impression that living under his rule was comparatively nice for the time period. He was not good to his enemies, but why would anyone be kind to people who want them to die?

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[–] 5108817 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

if your cities ruler did not immediately surrender when the mongols approached every man, woman, child and animal in your civilization was murdered, they did this to the entire city of beijing.

If you were a mongol soldier and a member of or unit was captured, another member of your squad retreated or you did not advance on the enemy fast enough your entire unit was killed.

If your city surrendered after the 1st battle the above rule still applied, living in the mongol empire post expansion was quite nice however being on the front of the mongol expansion was like facing the apocalypse.

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[–] destinthegreat 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

He was not good to his enemies, but why would anyone be kind to people who want them to die?

He was not good for people that don't surrender right away not necessarily his enemies. And saying "not good" his an understatement considering the outright massacres of entire cities.

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[–] ginganinja 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's because it's always the winners who write history.

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[–] Doomking_Grimlock 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I was taught that Hitler was a fucking monster because he murdered hundreds of thousands of people, that Stalin was a complete and utter douchenozzle for stripping away his peoples' human rights (Also murdering a fuck-ton of people), ditto for Mao. Honestly, Genghis Khan was the only one who didn't get labelled a monster, and I'm starting to think it was because he just didn't tie any bullshit to his agenda. Dude wanted to rule the known world, that involves killing anyone who stands against you, and he was fucking great at it.

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[–] freetoshare81 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

~0.5% of the world population are direct descendants of Genghis Khan

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[–] FuckReddit- 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Im gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you on that one.

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[–] StuntmanMike123 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Is that you, Mr. Smith, 6th Grade History teacher?

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[–] Sharkbait83 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago 

The civil war was strictly about slavery.

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[–] 5108827 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

It always baffles me how people think this.

Imagine you are living in the time of the civil war, would you go to war over a bunch of slaves several states away ?

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[–] gregorypeckerwood 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

It was about states' rights -- to keep slaves

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[–] bubbleki 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

No it wasn't. It was about maintaining the union.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Where and when did you go to school? (Not specifically, state and decade)

I went to high school in NJ in the '00s and we learned about slavery and states rights. I remember my teacher making a point about how the reasons for wars are usually complicated and varied.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To be fair, that first one isn't necessarily untrue. It's a matter of perspective.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Even as a matter of perspective, the first one is true. It's the part he left out that is untrue, that Columbus was the first to discover America. Anyone can honestly be said to have discovered a place the first time he/she goes there.

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[–] Sippio 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The problem is that those who told you that believed this myth. So as far as the teachers thought, they weren't lying.

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[–] MrBunnyVest 1 points 30 points (+31|-1) ago 

The wage gap, even called a professor out on it, she stuck to her guns though.

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[–] 5110655 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The wage gap that the left cites is by comparing the median earning of men to the median earning of women across all sectors of the economy. If you control for type of job (e.g., compare engineers to engineers, teachers to teachers etc.) there is no universal difference and is reversed in many cases.

Also, the wage gap entirely disappears if you control for age group: there is no universal difference for people under 30, and again is reversed in many cases.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago  (edited ago)

That FDR's policies helped the nation through the Great Depression rather than exacerbated and prolonged it.

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[–] mamwad 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

It failed on that account, but succeeded in offering short term relief and instituting long term reforms that set the United States up for a period of prosperity after WWII.

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[–] TelescopiumHerscheli 3 points 24 points (+27|-3) ago 

I had several teachers attempt to persuade me that "everyone is equal". No, we're really not.

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[–] donotreply 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

All men are created equal, what bullshit! All men are created.... period. And yes I used "men" to include everyone.

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[–] armday2day 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If we want to get picky, you should capitalize "Men".

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[–] TelescopiumHerscheli 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Of course, if you use "men" to refer to all humans then only some "men" have periods!

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[–] DickHertz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The meant in the eyes of God because grade school teachers have intimate knowledge of how God sees things.

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[–] chryseos-geckota 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Damn rights, Sam Colt made them equal.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

God created men, but Samuel Colt made them equal.

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[–] donotreply 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Sadly few even know what you mean. Winchester did a good job from a bit further.

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[–] Gardmeria 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Some are more equal than others

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[–] TheodoreKent 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

My 3rd grade teacher attempted to convince me that because the North Pole was cold, the South Pole was hot. I attempted to convince her otherwise, but she was steadfast in her commitment to idiocy.

God bless the Philadelphia Public School System.

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[–] Gardmeria 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

She was probably equating South with heat since the frozen northern wasteland never gets sun

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[–] tagarouco 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The South Pole, all those penguins sunbathing on the beach...

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[–] 5108850 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

yep.

Who conquered berlin ? The russians.

Who had the largest losses in ww2 ? The russians (20x more than america).

Who had the largest infantry and armoured deployments ? The russians.

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[–] Germ22 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Talk to some old Germans who where around for WW2, they still remember what happened. In the west of Germany it was Canadians fighting the nazies, and when the nazies where almost defeated, the US bombed the civilians and their homes.
But the Americans did help rebuild Germany, gotta give them some credit for that.

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[–] OnTheLastEpisode 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

U.S.A.*

In Canada we got told that we were learning about the western front, but that the eastern front was a whole other beast.

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[–] snurfle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My inner grammar nazi gives you an upgoat for saying "a whole other" rather than the more common "a whole nuther."

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