We can say with a good deal of certainty that many horrific historic events are glossed over in textbooks, at least in the United States. This partial picture of the past can be pretty misleading at best, and honestly damaging at its worst. History memes, however, take part in very little of that rosy selective memory. Instead, they pretty much roast every damn empire, government, and war that has ever existed. And for that reason, they may be more educational than any of the expensive tomes they assign you in school. These memes make for some pretty great proof.