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02-25-08, 8:44 PM

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Here we'll just list what historical periods interest us, for me:

Military History (especially WWII) and American History are favorite topics, though I will also stray into other areas depending on my mood. I also enjoy Counterfactual history.
 
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02-25-08, 8:46 PM

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what if is very interesting to read, but for actual history i prefer roman and medieval time periods
 
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02-25-08, 9:56 PM

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My favorite is Ancient Rome. I love reading and learning anything dealing with Rome...architecture, engineering, warfare, government, etc. Right now I'm actually taking and class called The History of Ancient Rome. It's absolutely fantastic!!
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02-26-08, 11:03 AM

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American Military History, starting at the Civil War.
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04-30-08, 12:53 PM

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Japan, China, the Middle East and the Victorian era.
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05-01-08, 1:15 PM

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I generally like all history but I'm mostly into Japanese, Chinese, Canadian, American, German, British, and French history.
 
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11-05-08, 11:48 AM

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I'm into history about certain topics rather than certain areas. Primarily, history of ideas. I'm aslo very interested in the history of political systems - if and why the fell apart, how life was in them, and so on. Focus is anarchism, since I have yet to find a single example where I'd say it definitely failed, and I wish to falsify it (being at least a bit Popperian and anarchist to the heart, it's my duty to put it to the test).
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11-05-08, 4:22 PM

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I don't think I really have a favorite period at this time... and I've hardly touched eastern, South American, and pre-colonial North American history yet (though I imagine much of that is archeology). However, I find myself fascinated by the conflict of political ideals... not necessarily in systems as Kaiserpingvin does, but the ideologies of people groups. I guess, then, you could say that the French Revolution, World War II, and the Cold War are interesting periods to me. I could probably also mention the English working class during the Industrial Revolution, and I'm starting become interested in colonial and early American history as well.
 
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11-28-08, 10:01 PM

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Europe during World War 2 (Mostly the Holocaust), and American Civil Right movements (early, mid 1900's). I use to be (Like back when I was 10) obsessed with Ancient Egyptian and Roman times.
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02-05-09, 6:15 PM

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Cold War History, anything to do with the communist movement
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02-06-09, 5:45 PM

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I'm mostly interested in East Asian History, with a focus on China and Japan. My favourite periods to study during in these countries would probably be Mongol rule in China, Qing China, China under Mao, Heian Japan, Tokugawa Japan, and the Meiji Restoration (I know that's a lot, but I didn't want to leave things out ><).

European history is sort of interesting to me, but North American history makes me sleepy -_-'
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02-08-09, 4:41 AM

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My favourite is Polish history, especially Polish Golden Age, the Jagiellon Era, and period, when Poland assumpted independent statehood in 1918 after 123 years of partitions by Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia.
I find World War I very interesting, it's even more interesting than World War II. Ancient times (Ancient Greece and Roma are really interesting!)

But oh well, I'm always wanting to know more. I want to know more about Japan history, China history and Ukraine history.


 
02-09-09, 6:46 PM

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oh yeah? what about the eras of the Polish Soviet Socialist Republic?
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02-17-09, 10:44 AM

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@renjikuchiki1

By the Polish Soviet Socialist Republic, do you mean this or this? Well, Poland was never a part of Soviet Union even if an attempt to declare Polish SSR was made.
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02-18-09, 6:10 PM

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in my mind it always will be....but that's a communist for you
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06-07-09, 4:39 AM

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Well The Middle Ages for me also Japanese history and The Three Kingdoms era in China ..
 
09-06-09, 9:30 AM

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I'm mostly interested in: Cold war, Fascism, Communism, Russia civil war, The Yugoslav War (from 1991 to 1995), Tito´s Yugoslav,Franco's spain, The Thirty Years' War,The spanish inquisition, and Danish history .

And History pepole: Frederick the great of Prussia, Christian IV of Denmark, Tito, Franco, Napoleon, Mikhail Gorbatjov, Karl Marx & Friedrich Engles.
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09-22-09, 12:56 PM

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The middle Byzantine period is my personal favourite... especialy the part covering the heyday of Byzantine power in the late 10th and early 11th century up to, and including, the fall of the Comnenian dynasty.
 
10-20-09, 12:35 PM

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VonKejser said:
I'm mostly interested in: Cold war, Fascism, Communism, Russia civil war, The Yugoslav War (from 1991 to 1995), Tito´s Yugoslav,Franco's spain, The Thirty Years' War,The spanish inquisition, and Danish history .

And History pepole: Frederick the great of Prussia, Christian IV of Denmark, Tito, Franco, Napoleon, Mikhail Gorbatjov, Karl Marx & Friedrich Engles.


Well that's nice since I'm also interested in Cold war, Socialism, Communism and therefore ofc also Karl Marx & Engels, Lenin etc.
Furthermore I find WWII quite interesting since I'm German.
We might start a Socialism/Communism Thread some time and talk about the development ==> China, Cuba, USSR, GDR and stuff.
 
01-21-11, 7:15 AM

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Everything from the beginning to the end of Middle-Ages, especially Asia.
What's unusual is that even though I'm from Poland, polish history and culture interests me the least. Not much of a patriot.
 
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