What period of World history you doesn't want to live?
August 11, 2009 2:47am CST
I came up with this discussion because I just answered the discussion talking about what period of history you want to live. So now this is the opposite.lol! I always dreaded the World wars era (world war I and world war II) because of its hostility, wickedness and rage of terror. Those were the period I don't want to live and I am glad I wasn't born during those periods. My late maternal grandmother had been telling me before that those were terrifying and it seemed they were living in uncertainties, the days of their lives were numbered and you don't know what happen to you next. Another era or period I don't want to live too was the era of NAZI and Hitler. That was so horrible and morbid.
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3 Oct 09
All history interests me, and whenever I think of going to some era I imagine myself observing and studying that era, never actually facing the hardships peculiar to that era. However, I think the Roman empire wpuld be a pretty bad time for a non-white, non-christian person. Any region of the world was unfair to women some time ago, so those eras would be bad too. Well, there is no time better than now, is there?
14 Oct 09
Hello loudcry, Thanks for the response. I do agree with you, if there's an era that I would never want to live, it's the Roman Empire era especially that of Claudius the Cruel era which he persecuted Christians and burned at stake including women, that was a very terrifying era. Yes, I think right now is a good era because the laws of the land is more define and the equality of men and women is more emphasized.
15 Oct 09
I wouldn't wanna live in the Dark Age, and that's mostly because of the hostility back then. The Catholic Church going crazy and terrorizing the whole Europe is not a time that anyone would like to live in. Except for the Pope, maybe. And the witch hunting and burning people alive in the main market isn't all that attractive either.
• United States
13 Aug 09
Just about any before 1950... Anytime before the 1930's were pre-antibiotics and I sure wouldn't have survived without them. And then, as you mention, the Wars and also the Depression - so anytime before 1945 wouldn't really interest me in LIVING in them. Visiting might be a different discussion, but with my language skills, I'd be best to stay in a time and place where I could be understood speaking something like modern English.