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TELL US NOW. LIU BEI Andrew C. says the Han dynasty warlord has an undeserved reputation magnified infinitely by the popular 'historical' novel and countless games and shows. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. U.S. FOUNDING FATHERS Sanai A. says, The idealization and lionization of these people as paragons of virtue who fought the good fight is not even remotely in line with how those people really were. It's fine to respect accomplishments but selective historical narrative causes people to continue to make the same mistakes. CRACKED.COM
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