Human history is full of gruesome power struggles, cruel executions, sickening genocides, famine, disease, and sometimes seems unappealing and grim to say the least. Luckily, Twitter account @MemesOnHistory is shedding some light on our past by using the internet's most beloved memes.

The best part, however, is that almost all of these history-themed memes are so accurate, publishers could even include them in their textbooks. And they should. Students would probably relate to historical events better and understand them better if, for example, SpongeBob SquarePants excerpts were used to illustrate the Second World War or US Middle East Policy. Scroll down to enjoy this list of some of the funniest history memes, compiled by Bored Panda, and while you're at it, pay attention and learn a thing or two, why won't you!

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i_know_im_amazing 1 year ago

Sadly, true...

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Captain Planet 1 year ago

Well as Robin Williams once said. "If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days."

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Haytham Ibrahim 1 year ago

Politics aside, what a gentle giant this is!

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Louiiiise 1 year ago

Pretty accurate. BTW, I'm Swiss.

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Nadia Marques de Carvalho 1 year ago

'All of history' since the 15th/16th century. History is more than the 'white man's' civilisation.

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Tron 0 1 year ago

They control the winter there.

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Someone trying to explain to me why Trump is a good president...

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John L 1 year ago

Pretty good description there, if I say so myself. lol :D

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Cat on a bike 1 year ago

Aaand no cats around, cause witchhunts and cats are evil propaganda.... There you go Europe!

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Just a Purpler 1 year ago

This is sadly hilarious

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

me in public places

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Blue Cicada 1 year ago

Nordic sailors be like, "Yeah, we go there to fish and stuff, but there's already people living there."

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Robert Burford 1 year ago

Also titled: Thomas Edison discovering pretty much anything

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Amanda 1 year ago

Animal Farm anyone?

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John L 1 year ago

Social Justice in a nutshell.

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Kjorn 1 year ago

Civilization: just one more turn

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Jörg Zingler 1 year ago

Iossif Wissarionowitsch Stalin does NOT like this.

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Stille20 1 year ago

LOL, best use of that meme I've seen so far

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John L 1 year ago

History is so simple and easy to diagnose, isn't it?

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Luca Valerio 1 year ago

Admittedly beside the point of the nice meme, but flags of countries that didn't even participate are present, while flags of participating countries like Italy - that not only did participate, but is also in the top 5 of most casualties - are missing.

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Tallulah 1 year ago

Hahahaha I can't stop laughing

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Kjorn 1 year ago

most religion

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Brivid 1 year ago

Considering that there has been warfare all over the inhabitable parts of the globe at some point or another, I think if westerners wouldn't have done it, someone else would have. Afterall, greed is a human condition.

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 year ago

is that a smartphone200 B.C. was lit

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Blue Cicada 1 year ago

Summer '89, I visit W. Germany, touch the Wall. Nov. 9 '89, Wall comes down. Coincidence?

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John Baker 1 year ago

Prohibition didn't completely ban alcohol. Commercial production and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned, as was importation, but private citizens were allowed to brew beer for personal consumption. Commercial breweries had to keep alcohol content below 0.5%, but many managed to stay afloat by selling brewing supplies to the public.

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E Menendez 1 year ago

Or Bill Clinton when he saw Monica Lewinsky approaching as he was standing with Hillary.

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JEFF THE KILLER 1 year ago

So true it hurts

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adriana.rosca 1 year ago

Late start of operations, bad condition of the roads in Russia, the russians strategy of retreating in towards Syberia and seting fire to everything they couldn't take so the enemy won't find any resurces... basically every time some nation tried to invade them got caught there by the winter and got defeated by the hard weather conditions for wich they were not prepered

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JEFF THE KILLER 1 year ago

Thats america for ya

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Margaret Terrell Williams 1 year ago

If only US Schools made understanding this document a requirement.....

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Tengericsillag 1 year ago

Fucking sad too.

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Troux 1 year ago

I thought this was supposed to be about history....

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June Greenberg 1 year ago

Dam right John ! Socialism like chipping in to protect the weaker and not let them starve on the streets, how dumb is that ?! Ahahaha !! Better have a Donald and two wars you cannot end, but you are the smart ones ! Yey ! Stupid French we are !

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i_know_im_amazing 1 year ago

lmao. Why am I laughing?

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AngelofThursdays 1 year ago

I laughed out loud at this one and then felt kinda bad about my reaction..

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

The Treaty of Versailles was a very risky idea to begin with, to be honest

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Amanda 1 year ago

WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET

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John L 1 year ago

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Perhaps the stupidest thing to do, should the economy take a nose dive, is to raise taxes. Of course Hoover didn't agree, and.........................

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Just a Purpler 1 year ago

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America is like Zuko to Iroh in this instance aha

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Tiari 1 year ago

It wouldn't change the outcome, if it had been some other guy with a different name one year later. Columbus was just an adventurer, not an evil mastermind. Blame the politicians in Europe for that.

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Amina Hays 1 year ago

Someone should tell Rihanna that blinking and winking are two separate things.

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Lynnie Hendricks 1 year ago

Very appropriate analogy! -- but a painful bit of footage.

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FAKENAME FAKENAME 1 year ago

Y r u sleeping wif siivagunner

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Apurva Desai 1 year ago

I please the fizifth!

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Steven Rundle 1 year ago

We told them the wealth would "trickle down" and they actually believed it!

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Juana 1 year ago

The irony is Marx was no gentleman. He wasted all his wife's fortune and mooched off others while he cheated on her. Class A douchebag.

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Sarah Ngakaari Hammond 1 year ago

I lmfaoed too hard at this one!

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Darkisbjorn 1 year ago

1) The war known as the Great War is WW1. 2) As it may be true that antisemitism did exist from a long time ago, it wasn't really used as a campaign folly until after the events of WW1. 3) The helmet and cross shown are of the German Empire, not the third reich. 4) Italy and Germany were allies for WW2, not WW1.

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Why are there so many communist memes? John's having a political-bitching field day. No offense John. Maybe offense John? I don't know. I'm not a Communist, but you're really whiny about how much you think they suck.

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Darkisbjorn 1 year ago

OJ: Oh! Did someone killed her? Police: We said she was dead, interesting you said killed...

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Izabella Borowiak-Miller 1 year ago

HAHA this is great!

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Larry BobJoe 1 year ago

I dont think napoleon made it to moscow, but he made it further than hitler. Hitler could have learned a thing or too. They made the same mistakes. Napoleon lost bc of winter. Hitler lost bc of winter. PACK SOME FUCKING WINTER CLOTHES

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John L 1 year ago

In this case, the minds of many still tend to be wiser than the few.

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Jörg Zingler 1 year ago

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Get your facts right, kaffir. Thats Wilhelm II, my King and Emperor. You talk about Wilhelm I. Arse.

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Alwabore 1 year ago

It's cool how they included Ukraine here. It wasn't independent at that time, but still that's very nice of you, thank you :D

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Stop talking about fidget spinners!

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