18 View-Shifting Historical Statistics

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AROUND 400.000 MUSLIMS FOUGHT FOR BRITAIN IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. The Muslim role in the War to End All Wars is rarely discussed, but many fought an

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Over 1,400 African Americans held political positions right after the Civil War. These included secretaries of state, mayors, congressmen, and (briefl

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CRACKEDCO COM Between 1882-1968, there were only 5 states in the U.S. in which no lynchings took place. (Alaska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachu

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A plague that killed 25% of the population probably dealt the killing blow to the Roman Empire. The plague appeared in 542 A.D., and whittled down the

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During the Civil War, generals were 50% more likely to die in battle than privates. Unlike modern warfare, generals back then had to lead by example-

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Many Columbian peoples lived in huge cities rivaling their counterparts in Europe, ranging from Cahokia, in Illinois., with a population of about 20.0

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1.2 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE DIED IN WARS. Nearly half were from the Civil War

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J.S.AIR FORCE The U.S dropped around 8 million tons of bombs during the Vietnam War (three million tons on Laos alone). As a comparison, the U.S dropp

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China had the second largest death toll of World War IL. China's involvement in the war is rarely talked about in the media, but they played a very im

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CRAGK NEARLY 5 MILLION AFRICAN SLAVES WERE BROUGHT TO BRAZIL DURING THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, MORE THAN 10 TIMES THAT OF THE UNITED STATES.

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During the Great Depression, only 2 people on Wall Street actually committed suicide by jumping out of a building. CRACKEDCON

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Spartan women owned about 40% Of the lands in Sparta. This is due to their inheritance system which allowed the father to divide his property among hi

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Mahatma Gandhi's famous passive resistance campaigns had massive support from Chinese people. 1 in 9 protestors in the first non-violent movement, sta

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18 View-Shifting Historical Statistics

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Slavery wasn't limited to the South Slavery took place in all 13 British Colonies. In New York, until 1827, 50% of the workers who built and maintaine

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WITH ONE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION, THE DONNER PARTY a.k.a. THE DONNER-REED PARTY DID NOT KILL AND CANNIBALIZE ONE ANOTHER WHILE STRANDED IN THE SIERRA NEVAD

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TRANSGENDER AMERICANS HAVE ALWAYS SERVED IN THE u.S. MILITARY. Some 150,000 transgender adults have served in the armed forces. About 8, 800 are curre

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For most of American history, the majority of the country's immigrants have been German. Between 1870 and 2000, 7 million of the immigrants to the Uni