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Amandajlucas - That's some of the most ethnocentric bullshit I've ever had the misfortune of reading. First, OP lives in Malta. That's not in the US. Second, I find it pathetic that you don't care to know of any history beside your own. Third, what the fuck makes you think American historical figures are any different than any others? Fourth, it isn't a stupid idea for an essay. OP is teaching HISTORY. Open your ignorant eyes, moron. There are other people in the world. You better learn that quickly, or else you're destined for a lifelong pursuit of idiocy.

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112- You are the definition of ignorance. First of all, I am not entirely sure how an individual would "right" about something. Second of all, World History courses are meant to expand your horizons. It's necessary to learn about other cultures and their history to avoid negativity/racism/etc borne from ignorance. I'm sorry to say that the educational system seems to have failed you. As the saying goes, "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Oh, PS: Mulan isn't fake.

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@112 Before you make a comment, it might be wise to think first: "Will I look like an ignorant idiot who only cares about America? What happens/has happened in other countries, is something I do not care about, because I don't live there." If you answered yes, delete your comment and move on. I really can't believe you actually wrote that here.

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Maybe they replied right away without seeing the other comments, or maybe they just wanted to voice their opinions in a place specifically dedicated for opinions.

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145: I disagree, #112 needs to be condemned harshly and repeatedly until she corrects herself. Her ignorant attitude might seem inconsequential, but it's the same rhetoric that has lead to world wars. Dangerous foolishness like that needs to be stomped out!

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Yes 112, because the Chinese civilization which is few thousands years old, has clearly no historical figures compared to the roughly 500 years old amerikuh. Hurr durr

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164: 500 years of American history is a stretch, especially when you consider that the country isn't even half that old. 174: Any student above 10th grade who doesn't know who Chairman Mao is has been failed by his or her education. Other interesting figures include Genghis Khan, Sun Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai-Shek, and my personal favorite, Deng Xiaoping.

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You do know Mulan is based on a real historical figure right? Also saying Chinese figures aren't important is .......... I have no words to describe your stupidity. The Chinese made paper gunpowder and they have awesome food .Did you even go to school wait nevermind this is basic

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#186 Don't forget Zheng He, he was a pretty cool guy. Build massive treasure ships and explored vast tracts of the world's oceans. I was writing about him for assignments when I was about 15.

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189: He sure was, but that doesn't mean he didn't have a profound impact on Chinese history. 196: Grandson. 210: Definitely! I forgot all about him, but he definitely deserves a place on this list.

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217: Surely not by herself, no, but her attitude belies the kind of stupidity that might vote for an idiot (Tea-Partier?) who could start WWIII with some ill-considered economic policy. The more I read #112, the less I believe that girl is 20...and the less I believe she should be allowed to vote.

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214: LOL. Don't try and justify yourself. So do the Persians, Koreans and Russians talk about Mongolian attacks in their history classes? They might, but they won't go into a great deal. Because it's meant to be on their own history?

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116- Technically, he is a historical figure. Being a historical figure doesn't necessarily imply that you saved your country. He was an ambassador for China as far as his stunt fighting...who doesn't know about Bruce Lee? I'm sure he also lent much to their economy with his movies.

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Granted, he was great in filmography not doubt about it. Bruce Lee is a historical figure in film and martial arts. In that manner speaking. However Bruce Lee was not Chinese, by ethnicity yes but he was indeed American and born here in the United States. Therefore that does not make him a Chinese historical figure.

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182- there's rapunzel and Merida. Rapunzel wasn't looking for love she just fell in it. Merida did not want to get married at all and rebelled against her mother and changed the tradition.

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No actually, Mulan is based on a woman (named Mulan - how crazy!) that did fight as a soldier for china (disguised as a man) so yes, it IS a true story, not fictional. Some elements of the disney version are undoubtedly fictional but it is based on something that actually happened

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Sorry but Robin Hood was a real person also. His deeds inflated a bit for the legend. But hey you can always try saying Ibn Fadlan if your looking for a purely fictional character.

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Omg Aussie ur really fucking dumb the last time we fought over a topic u lost horribly you're About to lose even worse. Robin locksley killed a lot of French men in a very famous battle and killed a lot more frenchies before that. Mulan suffered a similar fate to Mel Gibson in brave heart. Being drawn and quartered wasn't a western invention . Anyway wiki won't teach u Bout the world Aussie read a book once in a while

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Yeah, they aren't supposed to do that but my teacher did. None of use really complained because 1) He had good aim and it only hit us on the top of our head 2) We learned not to screw over our teacher in any shape or form 3) He had the highest passing rate in the state for Advance Placement Exams

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I think it's actually fairly normal from what I've seen. My teacher used to throw jolly ranchers at us, so it got the point across but at the same time kept us from complaining.

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