World Nations' Overrated Self-Notions.

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Those who know where the Fiji Islands are located will surely be pleased to learn that 35.8 percent of residents there reported that they believe that the Islands contributed to the world's historical evolution. Similarly, 61 percent of Russians think that their motherland not only contributed, but made history.

These findings were reported in "We Made History: Citizens of 35 Countries Overestimate Their Nation's Role in World History" published last December in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (an Elsevier publication). Six researchers asked 6,185 students from 35 countries: "What contribution do you think the country you are living in has made to world...

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