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You Failed the US Citizenship Test

Oops, you only got 3 out of 10 right!


Although I predict that before long, I will probably know the dang answers. I mean, someone here has got to, so yeah.

Bloody hell, I can arrange naturalization for someone else but couldn't get it for myself. I blame Ms. Seelig, history teacher from Hell. Christ that was one nasty woman.

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Re: When did Bahawalpur join the allies in WW2?

In a broad historical context, they do.

So how wide do we want to go? I realise you acknowledged that the question is basically irrelevant, so why ask it? At best, it's an irritant, and at worst, it's a straw man. I don't mean to sound rude, but I'm sure this will be taken that way.

The history of the the UK and the history of Iran (Malik Shah I is very important to Iranian culture)...quiz about Irish citizenship.

That's another point. There are very few countries in the world with such draconian entry requirements as the USA, as a mutual friend of ours is discovering the hard way. Cramming for an exam is not the same as loving your country, wherever it may be.

For the record, I passed that test. I realise it's a silly online thing, but does that mean I'm more qualified to stay there than the actual Americans among us who failed? I certainly hope not.

My language is as legitimate as yours.

My apologies, I did not mean to imply that, and have no intent on starting an English debate. I meant to say "Do I favour [this] as opposed to [what]?", since you didn't provide a [what].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

I see there that the UK lost more per capita than America, as did most of the other countries. And in terms of military deaths, America lost the least per person. So I fail to see your reasoning, if we were going solely by losses the Soviet Union should be the one commemorated.

Quite a few people died from the U.S., if you ask me. Enough to justify a question concerning our involvement.

No question about that. But why not say 'During World War II, America and her allies fought-' or 'During World War II, the Axis comprised of-' or words to that effect?

If you want a symbol of America's disdain for the world--

See above for how the wording is read. The other things are important but not relevant to the question at hand.

Like it or not, U.S. history is a legitimate subject.

I don't question that. I disagree with trivialising world history in such a manner.

To be honest, the original comment was meant to be a throwaway line. I had no idea it would touch such a raw nerve. At this stage I would like to wash my hands of the matter, agree to disagree, shake your hand and offer you a pint.

Re: When did Bahawalpur join the allies in WW2?

There are very few countries in the world with such draconian entry requirements as the USA, as a mutual friend of ours is discovering the hard way.

That is wholly untrue.

I see there that the UK lost more per capita than America, as did most of the other countries. And in terms of military deaths, America lost the least per person. So I fail to see your reasoning, if we were going solely by losses the Soviet Union should be the one commemorated.

"I see you lost an arm there, chap."

"Yeah, I did, and it hurts so terribly."

"Well, that guy over there lost two, so let's pretend you didn't lose yours, 'kay?"

I never said we were "going solely by losses", I said that knowledge of WW2 from an American viewpoint AS AN AMERICAN is valid because it wasn't some day at the races picnic funfest. You seem to be implying that Americans should qualify every statement about the war like so, "America did fight in the war, and we did fight Japan and some other guys, but our sacrifice was nothing compared to the proud peoples of the European allies, and for that fact, I am sorry and shame-filled for our pathetic efforts to defeat the Axis powers, because America is always bad no matter what. Ireland rocks."

No question about that. But why not say 'During World War II, America and her allies fought-' or 'During World War II, the Axis comprised of-' or words to that effect?

Because this is not a quiz about World War 2. It *IS* a quiz about American history.

I don't question that. I disagree with trivialising world history in such a manner.

Oh man. Let me lay this out for you straight. I probably have spent 100 times more effort in my adult life learning world history than you have. I've read volumes on the Great War and ancient Greek and Illyrian history, lost whole weekends descending into mostly forgotten chapters in the story of Persian dynasties. In fact, American history is one of my least favorite subjects. That said, I wouldn't even consider adding a question about the Dacian league in a test about American history. In my opinion, the formation of the Greek city states were far more important to the status of Western culture than anything America has ever done, but that is not the issue. The issue is America, and regardless of my personal thoughts on our political climate, I wouldn't denigrate History by playing dumb and forming a question based on my bias.

Dumb meme or not, America did fight in WW2, and the question is valid. End of story.

offer you a pint.

As long as it isn't any of that flaccid Irish crap. Spring for a Belgian and I'm there.