30 History Memes That Didn't Fall With Constantinople

These history memes survived the fall of Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire to bring you some history-based laughter here in the 21st century.

The Byzantine Empire was a continuation of the Eastern Roman Empire, with Constantinople, (present-day Istanbul), as its capital. But after a 53-day siege in 1453, it was toppled by the Ottoman Empire, also known as the Turkish Empire. Using cannon fire, the Ottoman general Mehmed surrounded the city by land and by sea, before finally breaching the city's defenses. The defeat was a nail in the coffin of the declining Byzantine Empire. 

Fortunately, these 30 history memes weren't there, and instead are here to give you some historical humor. As is the trend with history memes, many of these deal with World War II, especially regarding the balance of power between the Axis and Allies. One meme depicts Germany and Japan as two heads of a hydra, with Italy shown as a much less scary third head. By the end of the war, the United States was more worried about its Soviet Union allies, (and finishing the war with Japan), than it had ever been about Italy. Thus, the Cold War was born. 

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