History Repeats Repeating Itself

Posted on November 3, 2017 by


History repeats itself. While it may not repeat itself down to names and  dates, there are some cases of history repeating itself over the course of time.

One example of history repeating itself is Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and Hitler’s invasion of Russia in 1941.

After gaining control over the surrounding countries in 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte invaded the Soviet Union on 24 June 1812. Bonaparte crossed the Niemen River with 650,000 soldiers to fight around 200,000 Russian soldiers.

In comparison, Adolf Hitler and German forces invaded the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 (otherwise referred as Operation Barbarossa), despite Hitler and Stalin signing the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact less than two years prior to the invasion.

“The Holocaust is one to remember, because we should always be vigilant. This way, in order to make sure that wherever we see hate raising its ugly hat, we have to stomp on it. And people should study the Civil Rights movement, because racism is one of the the many things that continue to linger on throughout our history. If you do not understand history, then you tend to repeat history’s mistakes. For example, not dealing with genocide will cause it to continue on,” history teacher Mr. Paul Kochanasz said.

“I would allow for anyone and everyone to be equal, because that’s how it should be,” English teacher Mrs.Sarah Wilkinson said.

“I don’t know if I want to change anything in history because, if I change one thing, where would we be? We can always learn from our mistakes. I’m an optimistic person, and I believe there is a higher power, and I think it should be left to His judgement,” Mr. Kochanasz said.

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