How could we know that the history written in our books is the truth?
They always say that the history is written by the winners, so how could we know the truth which really happened ?
U can't. There are so many thing, we thought to be true, modern historians found to be false. Most is to do with, corrupt authority distorting history to secure their power. This is especially the case with pre age of enlightment Europe. Other time, it is due to, as time past, certain fact got lost or history book lack certain detail and as a result, we get a distorted view of history.
Example of false history include (1) The Roman persecuting Christian, is now widely accept by historians as false history written by Catholic church, instead there was Christian version of ISIS during Roman era and those are the Christians been executed. It really was Christian terrorist who set Rome on fire rather then Emperor Nero, in fact Emperor Nero throughout his career as Emperor, order no execution of Christian that didn't break the law. (2) Muslim massacuring Christian is a lie the Catholic church create to try get Europeans to go to war with the Middle East claiming this is a Christian vs Muslim war. (3) Jesus is mythology, the truth of Jesus puzzle much historian, increase evidence today prove, Jesus never existed, instead it is originally a play inspire by Roman Emperor Tiberius that live during Jesus' time, the story of Tiberius'visit of Israel parallel the story of Jesus' preaching in Israel. It is believe the play was written to create a Jewish savior that is pro Rome, due to the Jewish myth a man name Jesus would lead them to victory. About 500 years after the play, the story of Jesus be of virgin birth, got 12 students, betray by one student, got nail to the cross and rise after 3 days was added, was been added by the Catholic church, this story parallel the story of Horris the sun god, who is of virgin birth, got 12 students betray by one and got executed but raise from the dead after 3 days.
Also 19th century Europe isn't as powerful as we today is led to believe due to a limit understanding of general public eg (1) When British defeat China in the 19th century Opium war, the British never engaged the Chinese army, because then Chinese army was on strike, the British only fought local police force (2) In the China French war, the French was defeated, but later, Cixi who hold the Emperor as a puppet, decide to end the war after 1 years, due to the newly formed army is loyal to the Emperor and Cixi fear afterwards, it would be a threat to her power (3) The only reason Britain was able to conquer India, was because India, was in civil war, afterwards, it was carved by hundred of warlords, the British East India company, was able to convince some war lords to give power to the company and ally with some warlords against other warlords that are way more powerful then the British. (e.g. Tipu sultan wiped out over 50000 British troops with only 2000 troops, later British ally with other warlords, to finally defeat Tipu Sultan) (4) Fire army such as pistol, cannons, granades, early rocket and rocket launchers are invented by Asians and passed to the west, in 13th century, due to the Mongol Empire, base on such principle by 15th century the Arabs invented the first torpedo.
Unfortunately, you can't.
The easiest way I've found to distinguish truth from fact is:
1) I don't believe what governments tell me is the "truth"
2) It's the outside "false" news and writers that seem to pick apart the propaganda coming fro governments.
The is true in Russia, Europe, the U.S. and almost every country in the world.
It's those that write the books and those that write on the internet that seem to be much more interested in facts vs. the propaganda that's spewed out by governments.
Even here in the U.S., which is supposed to be a bastion of freedom, they've passed a law that allows the government to use what ever misleading news is needed to sway public opinion. Hence, you have the major news networks being the puppets of the liars that are in the Pentagon the CIA and Congress.
Question everything is a good motto to use when reading about history.
The winners do indeed write the books that are used in schools to brainwash the children.Those "winners" are also the ones that dispense the lies that our news media report to us as "facts".
You never really can tell the truth from one source. You have to read many "reports', and reach your own conclusions.
A good example is Lincoln. As told in the stories by the government, Lincoln was the great "Emancipator" of the black people. Yet, his "Emancipation" freed the slaves in the Confederacy, but did nothing for the slaves in the Union States. His goal was to keep the Union intact, not to free slaves or offer more freedom to citizens. He in fact was one of the most dictatorial presidents in the history of the country. The biggest urban riot occurred because of his unfairness to the citizens of the Union. This is never shared in any government approved text book.
The "propagandists" can't wipe out all that is written about in history. But, they do an excellent job of making it difficult for the average citizen to get to the truth.
If you have some idea how to open the doors on the true history of the world, you could probably make a fortune.
Best of luck
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