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By desperate - / Friday 5 October 2012 09:47 / Malta - Paola
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  Daniel_yan_  |  1

Chan wasn't a historical person!!;(

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Why not have them right about a historical American person.. I don't know any historical Chinese people mainly because I don't care to know about them.. American historical people are different.. If u would have asked for that essay u might have gotten a different outcome.. Also your students probably aren't that dumb to know that Mulan is fake they probably were trying to be smart asses and make fun of u for asking for such a stupid essay

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  DocBastard  |  38

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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  kyleekay  |  25

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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  FuzzyJack  |  15

@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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After about the 6th comment, I figured out how stupid she was. I mean, come on guys. After the first few insults and corrections, especially with DocBastard's burns, you don't need to follow the crowd and keep posting more of the same.

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  Link5794  |  16

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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  doctorhook86  |  24

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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  MisterEx  |  28

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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  mileena  |  7

Yes, as an introductory essay I doubt many of those people knew any historical Chinese people. They probably picked Mulan out of desperation.

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  doctorhook86  |  24

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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  azalea233  |  5

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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  Soluxis  |  17

#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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  doctorhook86  |  24

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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  doctorhook86  |  24

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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  fkingstooge  |  0

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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  Warden1986  |  16

Bruce Lee wasn't really a historical figure. His martial arts were good and movies. However didn't really anything for his country.

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  Calingaladha  |  21

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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  Warden1986  |  16

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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  junkman6  |  22

Referencing Wikipedia..... FFS no! That makes you wrong automatically even if you are right.

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  alisidewinder  |  9

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.

By  IcedJesus  |  5

And the awkward moment when Milan is Japanese..

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  AussieChild  |  22

Nope- fictional!

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  JennaNGood  |  21

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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  AussieChild  |  22

It's a folktale... Like Robin Hood. There's no historical facts or documents to back it up. If there was, why would this be an FML??

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  junkman6  |  22

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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  junkman6  |  22

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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  FMLKitten  |  15

By #77's logic, I'm assuming Slenderman is real too. And #212 I would've appreciated your comment if you had cared to use proper grammar and spelling.

By  Lionesse  |  15

I have learned that there are idiots in this world and sometimes it is best to just let them be. No sense in wasting your energy correcting people who really lack the common sense to do hard work. My AP U.S History teacher used to throw chalk at our head if we wrote something crappy. Just a little advice :D

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  Lionesse  |  15

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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  fmlallthetyme  |  23

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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