HISTORY MEMES TO MAKE YOU SMARTER

You know how you slept through history lessons in school. Don’t say no because I did the same. Nobody likes to study history for real and we stay as far from it as Switzerland in both the World Wars. Did you not understand the reference? Well fear not. This article will take you through the dankest collection of history memes which will make you a whole lot smarter. I challenge you to sleep through this.

 

  • On the morning of 22nd June 1941, Hitler terminated ties with the Soviet Union by launching Operation Barbarossa and invaded the country.
  • The French army led by Napoleon had to begin a hasty retreat from Russia because of the harsh winters.
  • The Opium War was fought between British Empire and the Qing Dynasty. The former fought on behalf of the drug traffickers and won. Their victory opened up the lucrative China trade to British merchants.
  • The Mongol Empire existed during the 13th and 14th centuries and was the largest contiguous land empire in history.
  • George Washington warned that Political parties was a bad idea. However, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams had plans of their own. 
  •  Augustus, the adopted son of Caesar expelled senators who were of low birth. He then reformed the rules which specified how an individual could become a senator. 
  • The three principal partners in the Axis alliance were Germany, Italy, and Japan. Italy was the first Axis partner to give up: it surrendered to the Allies on September 8, 1943.
  • Anschluss (joining) refers to the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany on 12 March 1938.
  • Here is a sentence that is at once absurd yet unsurprising: in 1932, Australia declared war on emus. While there were no human casualties, only 986 of the roughly 20,000 emus were killed, and 9,860 bullets had been used up.
  • Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician who sent thousands of his rivals to the guillotine. However, on July 28th 1974, he himself became the victim of the madness he helped create.  
  • The Carthaginian general Hannibal  was one of the greatest military leaders in history. His most famous campaign took place during the Second Punic War, when he caught the Romans off guard by crossing the Alps with 40 elephants.
  • Robert E. Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. In the spring of 1863, Lee invaded the North, only to be defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg. 
  • Japanese planes attacked the US naval base in Pearl Harbor in 1941. As a result of this the US dropped a 5-ton bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The loss of life was unimaginable.

By Abhishek Aggarwal

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