What history do/did you study?
It is perhaps a trivial question, however I often do myself this question.
At school I started to study history from primitive civility, after the Mesopotamia population,  Ancient Greek, Romans and so the story of Italy (Middle Ages, the modern age, the Unification, the Kingdom of Italy, Fascism) with the eventsof France, Germany, Habsburg Empire and England  that have influenced the birth of Europe.
But, for example, what is the history that americans or japanese people study? Where do they start?
I am very courious :D
Feb 8, 2016 9:37 PM
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The history that my government has manicured and deemed factual. 

February 9, 2016

I am Taiwanese. Chinese history was taught as our own history before my graduating from senior high. Our textbooks adapted some points of view of the Chinese government, however, there were some totally disagreed with theirs and insisted by ours.  Many of those who went abroad gradually realized it's a lie in the textbooks authorized by Taiwan government.

I studied Western civilizations in university. At the same time, it was told to me that usually the western is recognized as the subject in the main stream history of the world and that we should be very careful to avoid to neglect even forget we are different from "the speaker." 

February 9, 2016
In the UK, we learn about the Romans, Celts, Greeks and Egyptians when we are young. In secondary school we study the Industrial Revolution, Native Americans, the Middle Ages, the Gunpowder Plot, the Peasants Revolt. Later we also do Britain (1890-1914), the First World War, the inbetween period (the league of Nations etc.), the Second World War, Nazi Germany, China (1912-1976) and the Soviet Union. In A Levels we get to study what we want: I am doing Henry VIII in the earlier years, before he started to chop off his wives heads haha
February 9, 2016
Nowadays in Russia we study Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt/Greece/India/China, Rome Empire, Byzantium, history of Europe since Medieval til nowadays, history of Asia since Medieval til nowadays, pre-European American civilizations, History of Americas since the colonization til nowadays, some facts about Africa and Australia and, of course, Russian History since wild Slavic tribes til nowadays. Certainly, Russian History is studied in more details and other ones are just for "general development". However, since this year Russian State Exam on History (it's an exam, which is written by school students, who need this subject for admission to the university on such faculties like "History", "Law", "Politology", "International Relationship, "Translation of foreign languages", etc) will include questions about important events of Mundial History, not only Russian ones.
February 9, 2016
I am more into social history than dates and wars.  I am very interested in the things that people did, what they ate, how they live, what they thought, how they rebelled against society, women's rights, etc. especially 18th and 19th centuries.
February 9, 2016
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