Top Ten Civilizations Underrepresented In History Textbooks

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This is written from the perspective of an American.

The Top Ten

1 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, ...read more.

Due to its proximity to the US and size... culture and importance; the lack of acknowledgement and depth of study is a travesty. - Billyv

2 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.
3 England before the Age of Exploration
4 Spain after the Age of Exploration
5 Ireland

The only event I can think of in Ireland at this point was the potato famine... - Turkeyasylum

The Vikings invaded in 895,
The Normans invaded in 1169
The Famine Started in 1845.
The Rising against England started in 1916.
History should give us a break... - Puga

6 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

Gandhi, Britain invading India, the Mughals, as well as a few other things. - Turkeyasylum

7 Mexico after the Aztecs
8 Russia before the October Revolution

Russia before October Revolution was boring and Underdeveloped, October Revolution made it what it is today. - yatharthb

The only mentionable things I can think of are Ivan the Terrible and the corruption of the czars. So yes, boring and undeveloped. - Turkeyasylum

9 Scandinavia
10 The Ottoman Empire

Oh, the Ottoman Empire. Also, the Young Turks. - Turkeyasylum

The Contenders

11 Armenian civilization before the genocide
12 Hausa Civilization

The Hausa civilization was a unique civilization in Africa, where women were actually in charge. I would have liked to learn about why the women would convert to Islam, knowing how harsh the religion WAS against women at the time. - Turkeyasylum

13 China during the cultural revolution

Its amazing how many people do not know that Mao Zedong killed more civilians than Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot combined, around 65 million, and he did it from 1966-1976, not sometime back in the 1500's.

14 China During Ming Dynasty
15 Ancient Greek Civilization

There are really a LOT of thing invented by Greeks and are in use today, from the modern languages to many devices, but we know them just for the Democracy...

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