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Your favorite time in history?

Postby The Modern German Kaiserreich » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:33 am

So, being a history buff and aspiring historian myself, I always like to talk about history with people, you can learn the most interesting things about what people did in the past. So now, I've decided that I wanted to ask you guys what your favorite time in history was? Personally, I don't really have a favorite because I like all history, but I do find the Victorian era to be pretty interesting because of how much technology advanced at the time, we went from riding horses to driving the first cars, ships got larger, buildings became taller, there was just so much that happened in this one era alone that amazes me about.

EDIT: I should've pointed this out, but my question specifically asks what part of history you like to read about or just like in general, I wasn't asking what time you would want to live in, but you're free to answer that if you want.
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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:35 am

Pending the OP being padded out a bit (and hopefully it will because this could be quite interesting), I'd say the cold war. But I could probably expand it to include the entirety of the 20th century.
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Postby United Australasian Commonwealth » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:38 am

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Postby Atheris » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:40 am

Hmm. Very good question. I'd say it depends, but overall I find myself more interested in the World Wars and the Victorian Era than others.
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Postby Punished UMN » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:41 am

In terms of the one I have the most interest in, probably the Wilhelmine period, Late Antiquity, and the late Middle Ages. In terms of what I know the most about, probably the Stalinist period in the Soviet Union.
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Postby The Holy Britainnian Empire » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:50 am

Depends on what you mean; if you mean my favorite time of history to study, then I favor Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, Imperial China and Medieval Europe. If you mean my favorite time to live in, the current era.
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Postby Forsher » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:06 pm

I have two.

Basically, 1066-1453 Europe and, say, 1600-1918.

Though if you go buy which Age of Empires I've played more, I'd have to say the second one is my favourite. But if you look at Total War games and Ck2, you'd get the other conclusion.

In terms of what I borrowed more to pay more to study... it's the Medieval period (as a whole, i.e. including the early middle ages, too) but that's more or less a quirk of what was available.

I'm also partial to the Holocaust but that's a really weird thing to say. And it sounds completely abhorrent to say, "My favourite time period is the Holocaust" (also, in my case, that isn't true). Though while I've got you, the description of the sort of minutes of the Wannsee Conference as The Protocols of the Young Men of Berlin remains probably my favourite book chapter title ever. Having checked, it was actually a section title. And lacked the plural. But close enough.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:09 pm

20th Century. That time period In general but particularly the 1900s-1950s

Used to be quite into the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars period.
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Postby The Modern German Kaiserreich » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:10 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:20th Century. That time period In general but particularly the 1900s-1950s

Used to be quite into the Napoleonic and French Revolutionary wars period.

I used to like the Napoleonic and Revolutionary war periods, mostly because of the total war games, those games were actually the reason I became interested in history myself to be honest.
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Postby My Political Fantasy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:14 pm

I think it would be rather interesting to live between the years 1870-1920.
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Postby Saiwania » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:20 pm

I haven't decided on one era, but there are several I like. The era I was born into is only really good in terms of available luxuries (like internet) or if I had advance knowledge of what would happen and hence, could become super wealthy via being an early investor into something that took off like BitCoin or Amazon or Tesla.

I really like the various American Indian wars, I'd want to see the "noble savage against the forces of colonization" trope play out in person.

The Gilded Age looks pretty damn good if you like industrialization and know how to set yourself up as a monopolist.

When I think on it, my favorite era is probably the Age of Imperialism. When the Great Powers of the world annexed overseas territory to extract resources and build up great empires or prestige via having more trade routes and etc. under their control. It was so perfect and how the world perhaps should work, when might made right.
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Postby The Archregimancy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:40 pm


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The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
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O sages standing in God's holy fire
As in the gold mosaic of a wall,
Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre,
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Consume my heart away; sick with desire
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Postby Thermodolia » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:03 pm

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Postby Borderlands of Rojava » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:33 pm

The reign of the Achaemenid Empire. The whole middle east was united under the rule of the Persians.
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Postby The Archregimancy » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:40 pm

Borderlands of Rojava wrote:The reign of the Achaemenid Empire. The whole middle east was united under the rule of the Persians.

No it wasn't.

The Achaemenids never controlled more than the periphery of the Arabian peninsula; and only controlled Egypt from 525–404 BC and from 343–332 BC rather than for the entirety of the empire.

It was still a remarkably large empire; but there's no need to overstate the case.

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Postby Kilobugya » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:43 pm

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Postby Mercatus » Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:49 pm

The 80s and 90s, periods of time where TV and movies were actually fucking good, and I could be however "politically incorrect" I wanted to be.

Sadly I was born much later than both of those decades. I hate my generation (zoomers).

Then again the late 80s and early 90s also gave us millenials.
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Postby Voxija » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:03 pm

My favorite time periods are Ancient Greece and Rome, the Golden Age of Islam, the reign of Genghis Khan, and an amorphous time period that aligns with the 19th century .but begins with the French Revolution and ends with the 1929 stock market crash. I am very interested in World War 2 and the Holocaust, but it would be weird to consider them my favorites for the reasons Forsher mentioned above. I also like studying the trainwrecks that were the Crusades, the antebellum South, and the Cold War.
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Postby Old Tyrannia » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:19 pm

It's hard to say, really; I've been interested in a lot of different places and periods in history at different points in my life. I'd probably have to say the Early Modern Period and the 19th century, particularly in Britain, since that's the area that I'm probably most knowledgeable about and which has also had a fairly significant influence on my life by shaping my political and religious beliefs. On the other hand, I'm also very fond of the Early Medieval Period, the ancient Near East (especially ancient Egypt) and pre-modern Chinese and Japanese history in general.
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Postby Crabaiaia » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:21 pm

The 1980s, the Cold War was ending but at the same time, China goes into a darker situation.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:36 pm

Antebellum south.

Us history from the 1830's through the American civil war.
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Postby SD_Film Artists » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:40 pm

In terms of engineering interest; WW2 because of how military technology moved so fast, going from WW1 tech to the early cold war era in just 6 years.

In looks; Napolionic era with all its bright colours and fabulous hats.
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Postby Suriyanakhon » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:12 pm

There's a lot of different periods that I'm fascinated with, but the times that I enjoy the most are 6th century BC India, the Pagan Kingdom, and Kofun era Japan. There are others that I'm fond of (classical Greece, Ptolemaic Egypt, and Tang China being foremost) but not nearly as familiar with.
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Postby Rusozak » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:17 pm

The technological revolution of the 20th century for sure, perhaps from a bias of relatively recent history. Going further back, the Pax Romana for its organized stability and making a civilization centuries ahead of its time.
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Postby Neanderthaland » Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:40 pm

The Neolithic sure was a fun time to go clubbing.
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