While tuning around on the TV before zonking out late Saturday night, I caught about an hour or so of the movie Doctor Zhivago. It is a top notch, Oscar-winning film that was made before most of us in here were born.
While watching it, I could not help but continually think about how glad that I am that I was not alive and living in Russia at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution. They took one repressive regime (the Tzars) and violently replaced it with one that was even worse, turning the country upside down and leaving political, economic and physical wreckage that will still not be completely cleaned up for many decades, if ever.
Inspired by that, my question, should you chose to accept it, is:
What time and place in World history are you most happy that you were not at?