Since I end up posting a lot of US-related history and I know many of my followers aren’t from the US, I’m curious how much emphasis US history gets in other countries.
I assume US involvement in international affairs from WWII on gets some attention with the whole superpower thing. And my impression has always been that Canadian schools end up covering some US history because there is overlap due to our shared geography (War of 1812, 54 40 or Fight).
The US clearly has a much shorter history than Old World countries and the US was a relatively unimportant country until the 20th century, so I wouldn’t expect all that much to be covered unless a student specialized in history.
P.S. If you don’t mind, name you country!
spacefunk asked: It's most likely been said, but thank you for not whitewashing history like some of these blogs I probably shouldn't be following. There are a ton of young people on tumblr and it's easy to squeeze oneself into a tiny worldview on here, so blogs like this one are important to spread around.
Thank you. I try to include relevant historical background.
But this is also microblogging, not a dissertation. I think of this as a jumping off point rather than in depth history.