What era fascinates you?

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    Or if not fascinates...but you find yourself drawn to the most?

    For me...11th century to the 17th century. Mainly european although I do have a fascination for USA mobsters of the 20th century.
     
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    If I could pick a time to be in it would be the 1860's to 1880's.

    I also find pre-gunpowder times to be interesting.
     
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    I find WWII time period interesting. I wonder what it would have been like to be part of the greatest generation.
     
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    most of them....but i am thankful i was not born into a lot of them
     
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    This one.
    I'm utterly fascinated that the Neanderthal mentality is still alive and well in 2011.
    You have Catholics with smoke and majik water, Mooozlumz stoning people, Xtians on their knees, Jews with 1/2 a hat at a "wailing wall".
    It's fucking incredible.
     
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    I'm all over the time span of human history. I no sooner settle into one era when I find I have to bone up on the previous era to understand how the era I'm currently focusing on got to be the way it was.

    I don't think I'm a specialist, unless one presumes that understanding the ongoing narrative over the last six millenium is a specialty.

    There's so many different ways to approach the study of history, too.

    Right now I'm reading a book by Neall Ferguson entitled " The Ascent of Money"

    Bascially it's a history of how economics and instruments of the economies have developed over the last couple thousand years.

    It is really a history focusing on the empire of banking and capital, rather than focusing on say a nation or empire or even an era is history.

    And until I understand how the empire of capital has morphed over time, I really cannot fully understand the rise and fall of nations and societies and empires. And that is true regardless of what society I study, or what era, or what religion, or what race.

    For example, few Sons of the South, I image, truly understand how the CSA's inability to attract the European Bonds market was responsible for its defeat.

    I know damned well I didn't understand the blow by blow destruction of the CSA via ECONOMICS but right there it was in history clear as a bell to anybody who looked at it.

    Once the port of New Orleans was taken, the South's COTTON BONDS became worthless.

    And without capital coming from selling bonds, the CSA just could not field an army for very long.

    History is a subject that really encompasses everything that happens in society.

    Generalists like me, depend on the scholarship of specialists so we can put all those different elements that effect history into a cohernet narrative that helps us understand how things unfold from day to day, year to year, and on and on up to TODAY.

    Today is the sum total of all the things that happened in the past.

    I could live to be a thousand years old and still find things to study that would help me get it better, and I still wouldn't know a millionth of what I needed to know to really get it.
     
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    The Roman Empire. Having visited most of Europe and Turkey, there are a great many structures from that period still in use today. They were probably far more advanced then we know (and information continues to come out about that), had a very modern form of government and after they were gone, mankind went into a very "dark" period for several hundred years.
     
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    1787, Philadelphia. Th formation of the Constitution of the United States. To be able to discuss and talk to to the creators of our wonderful country would fascinate me. Observing how they reacted to and came together to resolve their differences and to know their visions for this country.
     
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    The period 1900- 1910

    Our most important discoveries happened during that time period

    Wright Brothers, Einsteins Theory of Relativity, Fords Assembly Line, Carriers Air Conditioning, Freuds theories of psychology, Leo Baekelands Bakelite Plastic
     
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    If you could talk to those scumbags maybe ask them what's up with the Masonic/Satanic layout of the empires headquarters ?
     

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