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

The best part, however, is that almost all of these historical memes are so accurate, publishers could even include them in their textbooks. And they should. Students would probably relate to history memes better and understand the historical events 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 best memes, compiled by Bored Panda, and while you're at it, pay attention and learn some funny history facts, why don't you!

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i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

Sadly, true...

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Captain Planet
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3 years 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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John L
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3 years ago

'Course, the ones they pushed aside were far more efficient. They just massacred or sacrificed the ones they replaced. That way there was nobody left to bitch and complain for history. ;O

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Louiiiise
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3 years ago

Pretty accurate. BTW, I'm Swiss.

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Hail....

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Ana commented
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3 years ago

uh i don;t understand this

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Jae
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3 years ago

Actually, Galileo only repeated the theory of Copernicus.

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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

That's the ceaser from Asterix I think

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

True that :)

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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

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

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

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Asshole.

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TheeUndertakersDogBiscuits
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3 years ago

lol

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

I hope that is not supposed to be Christopher Columbus. He was never in the region that is now the United States.

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Cody Eriksen
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3 years ago

I was gonna explain... google it.

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

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Every Muslim revolution.

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Nope.

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

Yeah, but no modern government could collapse like Rome, could it? COULD IT?!

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Iossif Wissarionowitsch Stalin does NOT like this.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

That's the deal

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John L
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3 years ago

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

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Gavrilo Princep: Anarchy anyone?

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Stabbed in the back

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Captain Planet
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3 years ago

All the good justice is our justice haha.

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Brivid
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

is that a smartphone200 B.C. was lit

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Daria B
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3 years ago

I read somewhere that this even was actually the result of a misunderstanding, or an error anyway, but it was too late to stop the huge event (obviously), so they just let it be. I can't remember in detail now, or if the source was a trusted one, but it's a funny little thing to immagine. Someone, please, correct me, or provide more info.

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John Baker
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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JEFF THE KILLER
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3 years ago

So true it hurts

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John L
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3 years ago

They didn't Einstein. Operation Barbarossa, kicked off in June, 1941, but got bogged down because they started late. Sigh, and this is what passes for education in government schools these days..........................:(

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PoisonSoda
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3 years ago

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The Soviets landed first... Didn't they?

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John L
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3 years ago

This is why it is so important to know the difference between the Latin phrases of "de jure" and "de facto". In the long run, "de jure"(before the law) always tends to carry the day.

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TheeUndertakersDogBiscuits
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3 years ago

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lol

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Troux
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3 years ago

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

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John L
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3 years ago

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The French are about as smart at warfare as they are at embracing Socialism. LOL!

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i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

lmao. Why am I laughing?

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Sarah van Oorsouw
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3 years ago

are history books glossy gossip magazines now?

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

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

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Amanda
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3 years ago

WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET

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John L
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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America is like Zuko to Iroh in this instance aha

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John L
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3 years ago

Here's a perfect example of Government Schools in action. Christifo Columbo, wasn't the least bit interested in stealing anyone's land. He just wanted to be the first to prove that the world was indeed really round. It was Spain, not him.

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John L
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3 years ago

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The main idea is to never create a Great Depression in the first place. Overly protective tariffs, such as Smoot-Hawley led to the world wide depression that actually caused to the rise of Hitler and WWII.

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Ok Ha-Neul
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3 years ago

that girl is me lowkey

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John L
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3 years ago

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Every dictatorship deserves at least one Caligula as a lesson.

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Apurva Desai
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3 years ago

I please the fizifth!

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Steven Rundle
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3 years ago

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

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John L
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3 years ago

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Personally I prefer "Free Enterprise", because that is exactly what it is, regardless what Marx used to say.

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John L
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3 years ago

Yes, he really was a Brilliant Fool. That is exactly why intellect and wisdom are totally different animals altogether.

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John L
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This is what happens when one's brains are not between one's shoulder blades. ;D

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Darkisbjorn
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3 years 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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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

Is this frog for real ?? It's cute!

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Darkisbjorn
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3 years ago

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

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Alan G.
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3 years ago

JOANNE, MY QUEEN.

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Larry BobJoe
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

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

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years 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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Michael Lambert
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3 years ago

There were no ucraine at that time.. and you used wrong flag for the Russians.

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

????

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

Stop talking about fidget spinners!

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