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E. Q. Taft 04 February 2016 03:08 AM

The Most Entertaining Video on Japanís History You Will See
 
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Skeptic 04 February 2016 04:54 AM

I just learnt more about Japan in that 10 minutes than I ever did at school.

Crius of CoH 04 February 2016 12:07 PM

That sort of brought it all together, didn't it? :lol:

E. Q. Taft 04 February 2016 06:15 PM

In school, what I think I remember learning was: One day Matthew Perry sailed in and opened up Japan. They modernized, and later had a war with Russia which they pretty much won and Teddy Roosevelt helped negotiate the end. Then, World War II.

Everything prior to Perry? Not mentioned that I remember. (Though I mainly remember studying American history, so from that point of view it kind of makes sense.)

crocoduck_hunter 04 February 2016 07:01 PM

Most of what I knew about Japan prior to Perry's arrival I learned from playing Samurai Warriors on PS2. :p

E. Q. Taft 04 February 2016 11:10 PM

For me it was reading "Shogun" (which means most of it is not quite right).

E. Q. Taft 12 May 2017 02:54 AM

history of the entire world, i guess
 
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