I am very interested in what other countries are taught in history class regarding America and their own history in relation to the United States. Would you say there is a bias towards your own country's history? Like when Japanese people learn about World War 2, do they feel resentment towards the U.S. for the nukes? Or do they simply learn the facts and nothing else?
Is it true that murricans taught in schools that they won WW2?
Ww2 ended with the unconditional surrender of japan, after we nuked them.
Yes we won the war
Yes we won the war
As I expected.
Not accepting that the Soviets won the war
USA are first slightly mentioned when we study Chilean independence, counting American independence as one of the motivators of Latin American wars of independence, but more emphasis is put in French Revolution in this regard.
After that USA only reapers when studying the world wars and the cold war.
Finally it appears again, in a somewhat negative tone, when studying chilean dictatorship during the cold war, emphasis on interventionism.
Implying that Japan was relevant
taught in history class regarding America and their own history in relation to the United States
I remember hardly anything concerning the US from history classes. Maybe couple of words about Civil War and independence from the British Empire, Far East and Alaska colonization, then WWII period, about Lend-Lease, Pacific Ocean theater.
In short, not much. Only facts without picturing them good or bad.
Though, we've had the course of European history, I wouldn't say there was no bias.
That did help us a bit. Thanks for your contribution, I guess.
We learn about America's prosperity in the 20's and the wall Street crash
Learn about the USA as apart of ww1/2 and the cold war. There was also a unit on the American Revolution that my school didn't run.
Literally conquered water and some colonies/non countries
Not even attacking strong colonies like India or Countries like Australia or Russia
Didn't they bomb the Australian city of Darwin?
You don't learn about the cold war?
I meant that they never invaded mainland Australia.
aussies were busy with surrendering in singapore, which was also one of the most formidable fortresses of the time.
and you need a top-notch navy to conquer those waters anyway. european and asia pacific are different types of war. zerging isn't everything.
why did japan need fucking australia in the first place?
Christian but heresy took Mayflower.
Whites killed Amerindians and made colony.
Colony money was ruled by UK and Jews.
Black and Amerindian slaves.
Gold Rush and Manifest Destiny. Amerindian were almost all killed.
The Civil War of USA. Slave was banned.
Manifest Destiny ended in West coast. But capitalists wanted populated Asian colony.
USA ship came to Japan. They asked oil of whales and to buy USA's products without
tariff autonomy. If not, war occured. Japanese accepted. Japanese national isolation ended.
USA conquered islands like Hawaii and Philippines.
Japan - Russia war ended. USA tried to get Manchu's economic colony but Japan prevented USA.
After WW1, USA became superpower.
Manchu China ended then Japan and USA try to enter China's market.
World depression started from USA.
Monroe Doctrine and Block economy but USA still wanted Asian colony.
Commie and KMT started fighting then USA supported KMT, Japan supported Manchu, Russia supported Commie.
USA prevented Manchuria in United Nations.
USA banned export of oil toward Japan.
Japan was superior till 1942. After that USA beat Japan.
Bombing everywhere but especially Tokyo then over 1 million none soliders died.
Nuke Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
Many Japanese were executed in Tokyo Tribunal of War Criminals.
USA's criminals were not executed.
GHQ taught Japan was shit. Riberal was great.
USA and Japan ally.
War between USA and Commie.
Korean war. Vietnam war. Gulf War.
Yeah, quite a lot actually, even though our countries didn't influence each other very much. We also learned about American literature.
British colonisation of America (Mayflower, New England Puritans, Colony of Virgina)
American revolution and Founding Fathers
Indian wars, Expansion to the West, American-Mexican War, Gold Rush, Old West
Slovak emigration to the US and how they helped us in gaining independence
Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe
American role in WWI
Wilson's influence in establishing Czechoslovakia
Lost Generation (Hemingway, Scott, Fitzgerald, Eliot, Steinbeck, Faulkner etc.)
Prohibition, Roaring 20s and Jazz
Great Depression and Dust Bowl
Berlin Blockade and Korean War
Bay of Pigs and Cuban Crisis
Hippies and Civil Rights movement
Oil crisis in the 70s
Reagan's tough posture in the 80s
American interventions and covert regime changes