Is History Bias or Fair, How Does History Judge?

Is history Bias or fair, a question that should ring in every one of us, whenever we look back at what the past left us, in the deep scrutiny of unbias we may discover that history will favour those it chooses to favour and no particular goodwill will determine that your actions will be favoured by the next generation. Often we are accustomed to the saying “prosperity will judge” but how good a judge is the future or the past, many times history had favoured one man for the same act it punished another raising the question “Is history Bias or fair”.

For example, Gengis Khan and Attila the Hun were powerful generals and conquerors who are seen on the bad side of popular history. Alexander the Great, was a powerful general and conqueror too who had similar methods with the two above, but is being highly regarded as an intelligent and great general, what could be the explanation to these factors, maybe it is because good histories are made on the accounts of friends while bad histories are made on the accounts of foes.

In contemporary history, we had seen the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United State as a necessary evil needed to end the world war II but we had failed to acknowledge the fact that if the bombings were done by Japan it could have also ended the war as well but would the world had seen Japan as a positive light same way we had justified the use of the weapon by the United States. So at the end the United State the big naughty guy with the Atomic bombs became the hero instead of the steadfast, smart and conventional Japanese.

Such is the judgement of history, we don’t possess the power to point out who history will favour, we are not preaching a disregard of history either but then we must come to understand that sometimes history takes sides as well.

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