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WellThatsDantastic
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06 Sep 2014, 7:43 pm

As a toddler and until I was about 12, I was obsessed with the Romanovs and Russia. I also had a fascination with World War 2, which is common as chips, and I loved Irish history. I liked the Vikings, as well, and a few other topics.

I really can't wait to read Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto, but I can't get either of them where I live. I might be able to get them from my Aspie uncle who is history obsessed. Has anyone here read them?

I have a huge shelf of my history books xD

On the topic of other aspie interests, I liked/like math, especially accounting, but I dislike Science. I actually didn't like middle ages history in school, nor the early days other than maybe the Greeks and Romans. I also have little interest in American history. I don't really understand why, but it just didn't click with me. I just don't find it as interesting as Russian history. I also adore Jewish history.

I wouldn't really call myself an obsessive history fan, though. I like history in moderation. :)



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09 Sep 2014, 11:54 pm

WellThatsDantastic wrote:
I really can't wait to read Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto, but I can't get either of them where I live. I might be able to get them from my Aspie uncle who is history obsessed. Has anyone here read them?

i read mein kampf. it was pretty badly written and a pain to read.
they have a few copies at our public library. is it banned where you live?


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11 Oct 2014, 3:35 pm

I have been obsessed with history since I could read, I think.
I especially like the Antiquity and Victorian eras, but I abhor the medieval period.



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18 Oct 2014, 1:34 am

medieval period...not to my taste either. not the european medieval anyway, it is a huge source of fuel for movies and childrens shows that aren't and weren't to my liking.


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20 Oct 2014, 3:52 pm

I love history and politics. Definitely my greatest interest. My favourite topics include Communism/Socialism/Marxism, Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union, Germany post WWI - to the fall of the Berlin wall, the Soviet block in the 50s and 60s (Prague spring especially), Arab-Israeli conflict British mandate-today, the Vietnam war and Cambodian genocide as well as some ancient history (Greeks, Romans, Persians etc.). My only problem with it is that no matter how much I read/research will never get to learn all there is to know.



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22 Oct 2014, 4:51 pm

I love history, ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, ancient roman, medieval times, the Renaissance, some American history, and the history of film and music.


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24 Oct 2014, 8:29 am

History is awesome! It's like an extra layer of order to the world around me, knowing how and why things are the way they are. Plus, it's incredibly important now.



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28 Jul 2020, 5:12 pm

I´m nuts about history! History of music? (my field of edu) Yes! History of aesthetics? Yes! History of arts? Yes! History of nature? Yes! History of politics... well... eh.... nescessary, I suppose....


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28 Jul 2020, 5:28 pm

I like local industrial history.


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28 Jul 2020, 5:50 pm

I studied both modern and ancient, and love studying the history of wherever I go. At the moment, I’m staying on the Cornish Coast which has a history of mining. There are old mines and steam engine housing here dotted all over the landscape. I’m staying in an 1850s Miners cottage, one of the rare few remaining and am reading the book on its history. The Battle of Britain was fought over Surrey where I live and I’m constantly learning new surprising historical facts about the area. I’ve extensively photographed museums and historical landmarks when I travel, from Vienna to Rome. I find the past fascinating. I’m currently working on creating a 1940s WWII era layout with vintage cars, trains, buildings, and a RAF base with spitfires & various military vehicles from the era. It’s a very fun challenge!



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28 Jul 2020, 6:01 pm

Like many guys I had a phase in my teens when I was obsessed with Military History. We're talking thick books, maps, board games...as I aged, the more constructive aspects of our time on Earth appealed to me more. Gore Vidal's novels in particular impressed me. I grew up in the Northeast but now reside in Texas, which has inspired me to read about both the state's history and Mexico's fascinating story. If you get a chance, grab El Monstruo, a teriffic book about Mexico City. Just don't drop it on your foot; it's a weighty tome :)


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29 Jul 2020, 12:34 am

Jesus, this is an old post.

I absolutely adore history. I try my best to gather as much pre-renaissance world history as I can so I can the big picture of world economies and politics during any broad point of time. The rise, the fall, and the prosperous. No better treat than piecing it all together.


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29 Jul 2020, 1:26 am

This thread is actually an example of WP history

2011 - 2020



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29 Jul 2020, 3:33 am

i like reading about linguistic history, outside of that it is depressing reading about how much humans have progressively destroyed the world, and each other.

Kiprobalhato wrote:
medieval period...not to my taste either. not the european medieval anyway, it is a huge source of fuel for movies and childrens shows that aren't and weren't to my liking.


still not big on middle-ages themed stuff 6 years later


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29 Jul 2020, 3:45 am

I think I am middle aged. How old is one when they are middle aged?


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29 Jul 2020, 6:45 am

Mountain Goat wrote:
I think I am middle aged. How old is one when they are middle aged?


Depends - in some countries if you hit 30....

but generally 45-55