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User avatar #1 - dairybun (10/17/2013) [+] (7 replies)
"The difference between rebellion and revolution is the victor"- Love that quote
#4 - killercondom (10/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Now your getting it!
#7 - FightClub (10/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
victor is the scribe of humanity
#3 - Nahyon (10/17/2013) [-]
Exactly, that's why everyone is talking about me if it's about the WW2
User avatar #17 - InglushMayjur (10/18/2013) [+] (8 replies)
"History is a set of lies, agreed upon"
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Although, as a history major (and hopeful future historian) I have to disagree with that statement, as well as the statement that "history is written by the victors." I don't mean to say that, in some cases, these statements are inaccurate. Tyrannical governments have often used inaccurate histories as propagandas, and considering the state of America's public education, and especially high school history programs, you could make the argument that history was indeed written by the victors.

But within the actual historical community, that claim is about as relevant as the argument "Evolution is JUST a theory." Like any academic community, historians are incredibly skeptical, constantly refuting prior theses, and always bickering over the theses of their contemporaries. This is all part of the process to uncovering the "truth."
I think it's actually rather amazing when you look back and consider the evolution of the historical process. It's incredibly similar to how the scientific community operates as well. Historians build upon the work of their predecessors, expanding and improving the historical narrative, each time getting closer and closer to the truth.

TL;DR
History isn't really written by the victors in my opinion.
Also, I'm a bit high right now, so if any of that needs some further explanation, let me know, I'd be happy to oblige.
User avatar #10 - tredbear (10/17/2013) [+] (10 replies)
wow, so if the nazi's took over the world, and they would write history, as the good guys, and the alllies, would be the bad guys? that's weird
User avatar #23 - squalllionhart (10/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
"Right and wrong are not what separate us and our enemies. It's our different standpoints, our perspectives that separate us. Both sides blame one another. There's no good or bad side. Just two sides holding different views."
User avatar #54 - callan (10/18/2013) [-]
God dammit Victor! Why you gotta write lies?!
User avatar #9 - demigodofmadness ONLINE (10/17/2013) [-]
In an alternate universe

"And then the great and noble Hitler, sent down from the heavens by God himself cleansed the world of the hideous deformed creatures and united the world under one rule."
User avatar #58 - vladhellsing ONLINE (10/18/2013) [+] (1 reply)
History is written by the observer. Propaganda is written by the victor.
#42 - steezyman (10/18/2013) [+] (2 replies)
But that still means good has always won, doesn't it?
#45 to #42 - ainise (10/18/2013) [-]
The point is good is only a hind sight thing.

Who is bad: Someone who is fighting because people in their country are starving, or someone who doesn't want the people in their country to starve so refuses to trade?

Good, bad, it's all dependent on the times. No one is considered bad by everyone, and everyone has done something good in someones eyes, if they aren't blinded by hate.
#62 - ridivey (10/18/2013) [-]
these always get me, thumb for you sir
these always get me, thumb for you sir
User avatar #27 - seras (10/18/2013) [+] (4 replies)
But what if the victor is evil?
User avatar #39 to #27 - heartlessrobot ONLINE (10/18/2013) [-]
The victor is never evil, because no one truly perceives themself as evil, they only see what they are doing as good.
#51 - solinvictus (10/18/2013) [-]
If history has taught us anything it is that sometimes evil does win.
#41 - logibearrawr (10/18/2013) [-]
But then you remember its a fairly tale
User avatar #37 - lordlucifer (10/18/2013) [-]
He who rewrites history controls the present
#35 - Karlmarxx ONLINE (10/18/2013) [-]
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#16 - Womens Study Major (10/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Yep, because the Vikings were definitely the good guys. So were the Barbarians that defeated Rome.
#8 - Womens Study Major (10/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
the US lost the vietnam war, but they still got to write its history.
#2 - fridgelogic (10/17/2013) [-]
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