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We all love history and here are a host of history lists to prove it. Get you history knowledge in the form of top 10 lists, it is easier on the stomach.




The National-Socialist German Workers’ Party, first called Nazis to liken them to backward, unlearned workers by those resisting the movement, were behind abuse and genocide on an unprecedented scale. In addition to the tragedy are many odd, puzzling, and occasionally conflicting facts and hidden truths that even the most casual student of history should know.…

There are several types of godawful dinner party host–the drunk and domineering, the flustered and fastidious, and of course the plain old terrible cooks, to name just a few. But most guests don’t fear for their lives. History, on the other hand, is replete with examples of a more deliberately sadistic kind–powerful rulers or groups…

We tend to associate act of marrying a family member with either the poorest of the poor, or particularly decadent royals. Throughout history it’s been taboo, meaning the only ones we associate with it are either in social classes beneath respect or so powerful they’re above social disapproval. After all, we’ve long known that the…

During World War I, 20,000 dogs served for the British Army alone. They did so at great risk, working right on the front lines alongside their human counterparts. Thousands more were recruited by all the armies that took part in the great bloodbath of what eventually became known as the war to end all wars. They took…

As the old saying goes, history is written by the winners. That’s as true today as ever. Despite the fact that the media has been much more comprehensive in the past 100 years or so, many people are unaware of abuses committed by the groups that most people consider to be the “good guys.” Much…

People have enjoyed drinking booze since the earliest human civilizations. It has become so ingrained into society that it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without it. While people know that it’s just a drink, they don’t realize how much it means to them until someone threatens to take it away. 5. Lager…

Certain prominent Chinese woman are behind some incredibly significant achievements – and sometimes notorious incidents – when you look back through history, often into ancient times. Among their ranks are pirates, a female emperor, and fearsome assassins. In this account, we discover some of the most remarkable Chinese women of history, whose exploits are -…

Although the Conquistadors’ arrival in the New World has been celebrated by many, it was far from a noble quest. Their arrival in the Americas did lead to further exploration and discovery, but at significant cost. The Spanish Conquistadors were a brutal group of colonizers that managed to make the King of Spain very wealthy…

The Ancient Aztecs — although they called themselves the Mexica — were renowned for their vast stores of gold, their advanced society, their military skill and brutality, and also their incredibly bloodthirsty and regular mass sacrifices to their vicious gods. They were known for enslaving vast quantities of people and sacrificing most of them. However,…

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