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what countries should we be taught about at school.

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In what sense?
Reply 2
discuss what? You havent really asked a question, do you mean history, politics, geography, literature, language etc.?

In general though, India, Russia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq/Syria, Canada, Australia/NZL, Europe (deaskers choice) depends what you want out of it though.. the list changes depending on the field. This list is a mixture of important/upcoming countries, history, our history and literature
Original post by Napp
discuss what? You havent really asked a question, do you mean history, politics, geography, literature, language etc.?

In general though, India, Russia, China, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq/Syria, Canada, Australia/NZL, Europe (deaskers choice) depends what you want out of it though.. the list changes depending on the field. This list is a mixture of important/upcoming countries, history, our history and literature

Indonesia? random. also not much history in Aus/NZ
Reply 4
Original post by A Rolling Stone
Indonesia? random. also not much history in Aus/NZ


Not really, its a rising power in SE Asia with a rich history.
As to no history in Aussie and NZL, that is simply incorrect on every level. Aussie has a history going back thousands of years, NZL over a thousand with Maori not to mention their key roles in the history of Empire and the Commonwealth.
Original post by Napp
Not really, its a rising power in SE Asia with a rich history.
As to no history in Aussie and NZL, that is simply incorrect on every level. Aussie has a history going back thousands of years, NZL over a thousand with Maori not to mention their key roles in the history of Empire and the Commonwealth.

Yeah NZL links to the UK quite closely and the British used to send prisoners to Aus. Iā€™m probably biased as a Kiwi, but they should defo be covered lol
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Reply 7
Of the two great wars between people and feathered creatures humans have been resoundingly spanked in both :lol:
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Original post by Napp
Not really, its a rising power in SE Asia with a rich history.
As to no history in Aussie and NZL, that is simply incorrect on every level. Aussie has a history going back thousands of years, NZL over a thousand with Maori not to mention their key roles in the history of Empire and the Commonwealth.

what major historical events have taken place in Australia over the last few thousand years?
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Original post by A Rolling Stone
what major historical events have taken place in Australia over the last few thousand years?

I'm sure a google search will avail you of a continents history? The fact you dont know about Australias role in the empire is a touch concerning though, nor that its been populated for so long - or is this a mildly racist thing in that since they didnt build churches theyve done nothing 'major'..?
Original post by Napp
I'm sure a google search will avail you of a continents history? The fact you dont know about Australias role in the empire is a touch concerning though, nor that its been populated for so long - or is this a mildly racist thing in that since they didnt build churches theyve done nothing 'major'..?

the point is, Australia does not have much notable history regardless of how many thousands of years it has been occupied by humans
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Reply 11
Original post by A Rolling Stone
the point is, Australia does not have much notable history regardless of how many thousands of year it has been occupied by humans

In what way is that true exactly? Leaving aside it was the center of one of the biggest discoveries for explorers in history just because you dont know about Aboriginal history, or colonial/post-colonial Australian history does not mean its bereft of anything 'notable'..?

The continent is not just a baren rock with as much history as Slough..
Original post by Napp
In what way is that true exactly? Leaving aside it was the center of one of the biggest discoveries for explorers in history just because you dont know about Aboriginal history, or colonial/post-colonial Australian history does not mean its bereft of anything 'notable'..?

The continent is not just a baren rock with as much history as Slough..

I'm going to just take a wild guess that the aboriginals weren't at the forefront of any of the world's greatest discoveries, innovations, medical breakthroughs, other achievements, conflicts, wars or anything else. just witnessed the European colonisation and that is it
Original post by Napp
Not really, its a rising power in SE Asia with a rich history.
As to no history in Aussie and NZL, that is simply incorrect on every level. Aussie has a history going back thousands of years, NZL over a thousand with Maori not to mention their key roles in the history of Empire and the Commonwealth.

PSROM.
You just proved your point.
Reply 14
Original post by A Rolling Stone
I'm going to just take a wild guess that the aboriginals weren't at the forefront of any of the world's greatest discoveries, innovations, medical breakthroughs, other achievements, conflicts, wars or anything else. just witnessed the European colonisation and that is it

You could just admit you know nothing about Australian history and instead of this circuitous way of saying Aborigines are backwards and undeserving of any respect/attention..
Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Nepal, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA.
Teach about the great leap forward in China as well for a "wars lost against birds" module.
Reply 17
Original post by A Rolling Stone
i am still waiting for your list of all of the great advancements made by the Aboriginals... but of course, you are not guided by facts but by swivel-eyed wokeness

Do you even know what woke means? :rofl: Or are you simply going to be one of those quaint far right types who use it on anyone who doesnt share your intellectually stunted view on history? :rolleyes:
Either way, if the best you can do is be racist and lob insults, not really surprising from you but still, i think ill just bid you adieu. In the mean time i suggest you take the novel step of picking up a history book, who knows, you might learn something for a change.
Afghanistan and Iraq
At school, we were taught about the worst two countries in the history of the modern world - the USSR and China, and at every single point, teachers acted as apologists and glossed over unspeakable atrocities. Why are we even talking about which other countries to teach about, if we can't even teach properly the ones we currently do?

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