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Makaha said:

That's the whole reason why I made this video, because it bothered me greatly.  When I found out about events like the Nanking Massacre and Unit 731 about 15 years ago or so, I was saddened that not more people knew about these things.  Although that has changed a bit since then.  Soon after the 70th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre, a bunch of movies were made:  "City of Life and Death, Flowers of War, John Rabe"  Two of them were Chinese productions (the third one was a German production) so you could say that they were Chinese propaganda, but the fact that they were made and getting some attention was a good thing.  A lot of people watched "Flowers of War" solely because Christian Bale acted in the movie and so they learned about the Nanking Massacre for the first time--I learned this fact from reading many user reviews of the movie on

Yes, movies are only entertainment, but it can be a first step for people to learn about an actual event.

The part in your video about these things not being taught in school is true for any country. When I flew around the entire world in FS2020 while researching all the landmarks I came upon a lot of things the Dutch did in the past. (I was born and raised in the Netherlands) The slave trade, the mess in South Africa (Apartheid is a Dutch word), and the war crimes in Indonesia after WWII was already over.

In 2011 and 2013, the Dutch government apologised for two massacres of Indonesian civilians perpetrated by Dutch troops in 1946 and 1947 known as the Rawagede tragedy and Westerling massacres and, only following court orders, provided compensation to victims' families.

My mother fled from Indonesia (at age 4) where her mother spend time in a Japanese concentration camp before she was born. My mother is the second child, first child, her sister, died from malnutrition in that concentration camp. My grandmother never talked about her experience and in school all we learned was how great the VOC was, not all the crap they did and what happened with the colonies.

Violence begets more violence, the oppressed become the oppressors and the cycle never ends. After Indonesia got rid of its colonial overlords, trouble started brewing with Timor

After setting several houses on fire, Indonesian soldiers massacred as many as 2,000 men, women and children. In March 1977 ex-Australian consul James Dunn published a report detailing charges that since December 1975 Indonesian forces had killed between 50,000 and 100,000 civilians in East Timor.

I learned a lot, 'traveling' the world in FS2020 with google maps alongside. History is a dark dark place, monuments everywhere yet we never seem to learn anything from them.