Is America the only modernized country wherein over half the population can graduate high school and not know when the The Roman Republic existed, when the French Revolution happened, and not know who Voltaire is?
Exact dates don't matter, what matters is that you know what the event was, and the approximate time period that it occurred in, with those approximate dates getting more accurate the closer you get to present day. (ie, if you think WW2 happen in 1750 you're a retard, but if you think the Roman empire was founded in 200 that's more forgivable)
You're stupid if you don't think Rome, The French Revolution and Voltaire are extremely important parts of Western Civilization. Which, by the way, invented the device, the medium and the language you're using to shitpost. Also, Rome invented shitposting.
Kudos for inventing kebabs though, that shit is tasty.
No, that would be some separate claim about a western culture. Civilisation means living in cities.
And there's no unique western culture.
I seriously hope you're not doing a history degree because you're going to be crying yourself to sleep with the mantra "Ps make degrees."
>when the American Revolution
1649 through to the mid 1930s. Largely coupled to the British revolution until 1783/1812
A semi-radical whig revolutionary. Probably more significant for his influence on the British revolution (failed).
A semi-tory whig revolutionary. Best known for his capacity to keep a pathetic main line force in retreat and cantonment without mutiny while the French and Spanish threatened Gibraltar with siege.
>“Effective working definition (especially by archaeologists): a grouping of at least several thousand people with a common culture, usually a common language, usually a geographic locale, some significant (usually monumental) buildings and architecture, and a political structure that is not necessarily unified” (Blaha 2002 and provided for this review).
Civilization does take cultural aspects into consideration (Western Individualism v. Eastern Collectivism), are you trying to imply there is one uniform global culture?
Or are you being contrarian to a pointless degree?
Americans are dumbed down because they cling to the belief that money is everything. If knowing anything about history doesn't improve their chances of being a millionaire - then it is superfluous.
This is a good point.
You can find extremely talented blue collar laborers, like mechanics and skilled trades, virtually everywhere, but most of them know nothing outside of their trade.
In my department you can find many good historians, like social or political historians, virtually everywhere, but most of them know nothing outside their vocation.
They don't know how to wipe their own arses basically.
I never knew any of that when I graduated. I was vaguely aware the French Revolution happened during the 1700s because of the makeup and wigs.
I taught myself about the Roman Republic, the French Revolution and Enlightenment philosophers only in the last couple of years.
I doubt Asian countries teach any of that. Especially Voltaire.
I mean how many highschool graduates in Europe or the Americans can name 5 pre-communist Chinese rulers? Any 5 Chinese rulers from the several thousand years of history?
What county are you from?
In Straya I reckon that most wouldn't know the distinction between the republic and Rome in general, next to nothing about the French revolution other than maybe guillotines, and most likely nothing about Voltaire.
huh.. my male friends seem far more stem oriented while my girlfriends care about all the humanities pretty consistently.
I'm danish, so I dunno, can't see our cultures being that different.
If you don't know what that date signifies maybe "The Commonwealth" will help you.
Basically this is the inflection point for the British revolution's beginnings where British capitalists first assaulted the power of attainder.
When labour resistance as a call to the reconfiguration of the bourgeois republic in a "true and pure form" ceased and labour resistance now had to be configured around amelioration or revolution.
Read your fucking Marx.