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29 History Memes Packed With Educational Humor

As an aging and crotchety millennial, it's easy to feel a little resentful about all the technological advancements we were unable to enjoy while in school. While we didn't have to walk for miles (through snow and sleet, of course) to get to school, things do seem to have been a little easier for Zoomers and ::checks notes:: Generation Alpha. For one, there are far more ways to get the answers to difficult homework questions. Everyone who is currently struggling through remote learning can pretty easily cheat on an exam. While we definitely had a leg up on Gen X, our internet provided less easy information than it does now. Apparently these days you can find entire exams online. Must be nice. 

What stings more than general accessibility is the fact that education seems a lot more fun in recent years than it used to be. In literature classes, teachers are assigning works that better reflect the ills of society. You know, instead of forcing the youth to read Catcher In The Rye every year. And while many history courses still gloss over a lot of the more heinous historical events and periods, curriculums are getting decidedly more woke. What we envy the most, however, is the way memes are now used to convey educational and scholarly subjects. You want math memes? They exist. Philosophical and scientific memes? You guessed it, they are all over Reddit. If you're studying history and are tired of flash cards? There are literally thousands of history memes to help you cram and laugh while you do it. They definitely beat copying the same facts over and over until they're ingrained in your memory. 

While we can't turn back time and start school over again, we can still indulge in delightfully dank and educational memes about the past. And so can you. If we're being honest, reading about history is a lot more fun when you're doing it for pleasure.

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  • 1

    The enemy of your enemy is your friend.

    Nose - Athens Sparta Persia
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    Was Caesar REALLY that great??

    Forehead - IMPERIAL LEGIONS I AM DOUBLING NO000OT ENOUGH YOUR PAY CAESAR'S LEGIONS I want to fight a civil war, but I can't afford to pay That's ok, take our life savings you and I already owe you money
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  • 3

    Press 'F' to pay respects.

    Organism - POMPEIANS: LIVE NEXT TO AN ACTIVE VOLCANO VOLCANO: ERUPTS POMPEIANS:
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  • 4

    No, show me the real fall of the Western Roman Empire.

    Font - What people think the fall of the Western Roman Empire was like: Saxons Ostrogoths Huns Visigoths Vandals Western Rome
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  • 5

    Perfection.

    World - What it was actually like: Vandals Franks Saxons Western Rome Huns Ostrogoths Visigoths
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  • 6

    This is honestly both so true and so messed up.

    Water - A Icreece & Rome History Persia & Mesopotamia Carthage & Phoenicians
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    Ever heard of a guy named Hannibal? No, not Hannibal Burress. And not Hannibal Lecter. This Hannibal was an incredible General and genius of war. And he was from Carthage. Entire history courses should be taught on this absolute mastermind. 


  • 7

    It's beautiful.

    Shirt - FAMILY OÉ PRODUCTS! FLEMuslim engineers SEA FLEX TAPE FLEX GLUE
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  • 8

    How generous.

    Smile - Series of Pandemics from Asia Mongols Europe
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  • 9

    He couldn't have been more wrong.

    World - why can't I find a guy like this ugh India hey 27 63 37 no t7 68 44 Christopher Columbus He's literally the guy in the pic
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  • 10

    This tears at the damn heartstrings.

    Nose - promise you wont cry? I promise Add Out of thousands of mesoamerican books and codexes, only 20 are known to have survived to the present day, meaning a surreal amount of information regarding these civilizations has been lost, as a result of book burnings carried out by the spanish I won't cry....
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  • 11

    Think about it.

    Facial expression - AJ New York was founded by the Dutch and used to be called New Amsterdam George Why did they change it? Luke 11
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  • 12

    Buh Bye!

    Ecoregion - Napoleon in 1806 Declaring war on France w in 1792 Holy Roman Empire @yourhistoryplug
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  • 13

    It's big brain time.

    Eyebrow - No one can hurt you if you detatch yourself from everything and don't become emotionally invested in anyone Ovem pen Mon Tue-Thum Tri-Sal Sunday
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  • 14

    Classic imperialists.

    Face - Europe Gimme some of that land and resources. Africa and Asia They're not for sale. Europe I didn't say sell me. I said gimme.
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    Close one.

    Head - Otto Von Bismarck when he swore to never have an affair again after almost drowning with his mistress. My god I really do have problems, don 't I?
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    Hair - Germany after losing WI
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  • 17

    Well, which one is it?

    Drinkware - Jews Jews secretly Coke are control racially the world inferior Spriler FUSH PUSH Anti-semites in the early 20th century LEMON 888
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  • 18

    It's simple, really.

    Vehicle - Teacher: "You can't describe the German invasion of Poland in one sentence." Me: USA 308532 TY I'm in a tank and you're not
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    While he wasn't wrong, it was probably a good time to focus on what's happening on Earth.

    Green - The British people in 1942 desperate to know how they're 00 going to win the war Winston Churchill publishing an essay on why he thinks extraterrestrial life must exist
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  • 20

    Do NOT underestimate emus.

    Bird - WHO WOULD WIN? A former penal colony with a population of 6 million 600 thousand Walmart Brand ostriches
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    Clothing - NATO being created to fight the USSR USSR NATO Can I join? NATO USSR
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    Outerwear - GUATEMALA VIETNAM BRAZIL US BACKED COUP US INVASION US BACKED COUP CHILE CUBA VENEZUELA US BACKED COUP US SANCTIONS AND MULTIPLE COUP ATTEMPTS US SANCTIONS AND MULTIPLE COUP ATTEMPTS WHY WOULD SOCIALISM DO THIS?
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  • 23

    Sweden was NOT about that war.

    Cartoon - I love honey! But you know what I'don't love? America intervening in Vietnam
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  • 24

    Yeah, they're gonna have to die.

    Smile - *Country Elects Socialist President* CIA: WANT Me to KILL Them!
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  • 25

    Such champions of human rights!

    World - Property - The entire world congratulating Britain Britain for abolishing slavery so more people could buy their products abolishing slavery made with mematic u/Montanha01
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  • 26

    Typical.

    World - Smile - Lenin: Now we've freed ourselves from the monarchy let's have free elections!! Lenin: *loses election* Lenin: UNACCEPTABLE!
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  • 27

    Honestly terrifying.

    World - Organism - RIP Daft Punk Russian Bear Hunting Armor 19th century imgflip.com
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    World - Nose - French people who all have Lmao, the French would've at least one close relative lost WWI if the americans who died in the war. didn't come to save them.
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  • 29

    About to ruin this man's whole career.

    World - Face - Indigenous people minding their business Colonialists

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