History quotes

“History is written by the winners”

Personally I disagree with this quote. Of course it is true that certain events of the history with clear winners and losers have been depicted by winners as glorious moment. Losers tend to remain quiet since they don’t want to blemish their historic records. However, nowadays attempt to view history in various perspectives is growing. For example, General McArthur who led U.S troops to support Korean War is viewed as a hero by South Koreans. However, to North Koreans and Russians who were the oppositions, general McArthur was the bad one who defeated their soldiers and gained back the territory they’ve won. As can be seen from this example, even though winner’s records are accepted more generally, attempt to look at the history in other country’s perspective has acknowledged us of new aspects and hence nullified the quote: “history is written by the winners”.

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