14 Stats That Change How We See History

Hollywood lied to us. And so did the history books.
14 Stats That Change How We See History

News Flash: Hollywood lied to us. And so did the history books. Or at least or social studies books in elementary school. Actually, come to think of it, adult books lied to us to. Did you know Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code was NOT a documentary? Man, it was news to us. We wasted a whole summer in Franch being all “es-tu lalle fille de Jesus” only to be met with “what are you talking about? The McDonald's is over there, and no, they don't serve Royale With Cheese.” That a whole summer we could've spent time-traveling to a peacefully idyllic…wait, no, densely populated Pre-Columbian city.

See, a lot of our concepts of history comes from images and characters that have been condescended for narrative brevity. But if you look at the actual data, you'll learn that the world was (and is) fairly different from what you've been picturing.

For example ...

china lost 80 million people to World War II. CRACKEDCOMT Russia's loss is often overlooked, but China's is far more overlooked and is nearly as big. China's civilian toll, at 16 million, was even more than Russia's.

Source: CNN

D-Day was more a British operation than American. CRACKED Eisenhower commanded Allied forces, but D-Day had 892 British warships and only 200 American ones, 800 British planes to 400 American ones, 113, 000 British naval men to 53,000 Americans.

Source: CNN

400,000 Muslims fought for Britain in WWI. Britain's Indian troops also included 800,00 Hindus and 100, 000 Sikhs, but the Muslim contribution surprised modern Brits the most, when they learned it during the war's recent centenary.

Source: BBC

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