Norweigan students don't know much about history...





Most Norwegian high school students (65 percent) don’t know who Pol Pot was or what the Gulag means (64 percent). A new survey shows Norwegian 15-20-year-olds are sorely lacking in their knowledge of 20th-century history.

Over a quarter of the students polled couldn’t even identify Mao Zedong, while 75 percent had never heard of "The Great Leap Forward".

The survey, carried out under the auspices of Norwegian "think tank" Civita (www.civita.no), made front page news in Norway, and unleashed a storm of reaction and commentary.



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