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Old December 20th, 2012 (11:03 AM).
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I took a lot of history classes in college which don't shy away from a lot of topics, and it's been a while since I've seen high school history books so I don't know what they include today, but I know that even in my college classes we barely ever talked about Africa or South America.

It seems like we only learn about Africa during the unit on colonialism. Maybe we learn about how some Africans fought in WWII and anecdotal stuff like that, but mostly it's a big gap from the scramble for Africa (which is really more about the warring European powers than anything) and then nothing until maybe some mention of the AIDS epidemic or the genocide in Rwanda.

As for South America I know we learned about the exploration of the New World, some talk of conquistadors and things like that, but nothing much about the 20th century.
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