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S: The Story Of the World :P

FC: The Story Of The World! by Cody Klindt and Tyler Uribe

1: Table Of Contents Ancient River Valley.................................................Pg.2,3 Classic Greece And Rome...........................................Pg.4,5 Post Classical Africa/Asia...........................................Pg.6,7 Post Classical Medieval Europe....................................Pg.8,9 Renaissance/ Reformation......................................Pg.10,11 Enlightenment/Revolutions.....................................Pg.12,13 World War I........................................................Pg.14,15 World War II.......................................................Pg.16,17 Cold War...........................................................Pg.18,19

2: ancient river valley civilizations- a very long time ago, 4 very isolated civilizations started up all across the world. they were called the ancient river valley civilizations. they were spread out in small cities throughout Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, and china. these formed in unison with the Neolithic revolution., and they were the first non-nomadic groups of people to in the world. isolated- totally separated from and cut off from the rest of the world. civilization- an organized group of people living together in an integrated community. river valley- a low area around a river that is annually or semi-annually flooded by the main river. neolithic revolution- a time from 10,000-8,000 b.c. when the first groups of people started to domesticate plants and animals.

3: What If Hammurabi did not write his code of laws? If Hammurabi did not write his code of laws to help maintain balance within a community or city, Then our whole view of laws and whats right and wrong could be different. If he had never written those laws then people could never see the concept of an eye for an eye. It could even have many more severe consiquences in history. His code of laws is what was used to build any kind of law until today. Without it governments would never be as strong as they are today and could not enforce anything from a new law to the people in which elected them.

4: Classical Greece/Rome around 200 B.C., a group called the Minoans moved to the island of Crete and prospers in the Mediterranean area. 500 years later, the Mycenaean culture civilization developed on the Greek mainland, in spite of the few usable natural resources in the area and they still managed to thrive on top of a steep and rocky ridge. over the next 15-1800 years, they had the Trojan war, and they set up an empire ruled by Alexander the Great. Rome- around 509 B> C., the Roman people become a republic, and in 264 and 218, the two Punic wars take place. in 44 B.C., conspirators assassinate Julius Caesar. in 284 Diocletian becomes roman emperor and by 476. the Western Roman Empire falls with the ouster of the last emperor, Romulus. prosper- to thrive or be very successful in. republic- a government in which leaders are elected representatives conspirators- those who take part in secretly planning and carrying out something ouster- an ejection or eviction; dispossession

5: What if Athens had not embraced democracy? If Athens had not embraced democracy then its culture may have not of ever spread to the U.S today and we could not have ever begun to use it in our government today. Without a strong government brought to us like democracy from Athens’ Influence Then our country may not have been strong enough to over come all of the famine and war that happened as we were developing as a growing nation. And It could have lead to serious losses in history like WWI and WWII. Or we could have just adopted the government of those countrys that we fought as a democracy.

6: post classical Africa/Asia On to the next exciting period, Post Classical Africa and Asia, let's talk about India. in 321 B.C. Chandragupta Maurya formed the Mauryan Empire, lasting for a whopping 500 years!! after that, another man named Chandra Gupta set up his own powerful empire. China, India, and the Mediterranean area have been connected through a series of trade routs for almost 4,000 years called the Silk Roads. around the 1500's B.C., Africans who lived south of the Sahara lived in small and remote farming or nomadic communities. by 500 B.C. the Nok people had invented their own iron tools and by A.D. 100's the Bantu migrations were underway. empire: a kingdom or government ruling other nations as one of its own nomadic: traveling in search of food migration: moving from one place to another sahara: the world's largest desert, located in northern africa.

7: What If the Mongols had not opened the Silk Road to Safe Travels? If the Mongols didn't open the silk road for their own safe travel then the culture of all Asia and Europe may have not diffused for hundreds or even thousands of years, Greatly setting back everything we have done to grow and advance in history. All of the amazing influence that Asia and Europe had reached us as we were growing may have never of come to us, Changing us in history through the diffusion of ideas and advancements from all of Asia and Europe.

8: after the collapse of the Roman Empire, the known world of Europe fell into darkness. barbarians hordes such as the Saxons, Franks, and the Vikings were the only true authority during this time. the bubonic plague swept through all of europe and killed 25 million people. art and sculpture, as well as grand architecture became dark and gothic, representing the overall depression and agony felt by Europe.small peaks of power under the rule of Constantine and Charlemagne improved the quality of life for breif periods of time. collapse- a fall or when an institution is brought down. quality- good or bad conditions agony- pain and suffering bubonc plague- a disease carried through vermin that killed many Europeans

9: What If Pope Urban ll had not launched the crusades? If the Pope had never launched the crusades then the diffusion that came with their travels may never of happened. Also all of the things that they learnED about and brought back from coming across the nation would never have had come back to where they were then. If none of these things never came back to them their influence on history could be completely different. For example, instead of being know for these amazing crusades they could have all died off by the black plaGUe instead of leaving their mark on history changing how the world developed as a whole.

10: now onto the next time period, the renaissance/ reformation! this was a time when there was much corruption in the Catholic church. there were many times when people bought indulgences. also the pope was more of a king or political figure than he was a religious leader. finally a man named Martin Luther had had enough, and posted his 95 theses, stating all the things that were wrong and corrupt with the church. he then created his own denomination of Christianity, Protestant. CORRUPTION- dishonesty or moral perversion indulgences- a grant by the king to Protestant dissenters and Roman Catholics freeing them from certain penalties imposed, by legislation, because of their religion thesis-a dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research denomination- a sect or group inside of a religion that interprets things in a different way than most

11: What if Gutenberg hadn’t invented the printing press? If Gutenberg had never made the printing press then the people during this era would have never began to think about the sayings of the church and bible and demand a reform of the catholic church which also lead to the creation of protestants which would have never formed if the Catholics demanded a religious reform. If no one began to notice that the church was wronging the people then their never would have been such a drastic change which could alter how our religion is today and how we worship the church.

12: enlightenment/revolutions this exciting time was a period of changes and ideas- big time!! from the mid 1500's to the mid 1700's, there were revolutions happening all over Europe and North America. in the mid-1500's, a small group on scientists and scholars began to question many natural and scientific laws and ideas, in what was called the Scientific revolution. in 1543, Copernicus developed the heliocentric theory, that the planets revolve around the sun. Galileo discovered the pendulum law, ideas about our solar system, and gravity laws. newton then finally identified gravity himself in the 1600's. over time, people also made discoveries about medicine and the human body, as well as invent scientific instruments. thinkers like Voltaire, Rousseau, John Locke, and Montesquieu came up with ideas about rights and government. for example, Locke came out with Natural rights, Voltaire did books of political essays and philosophy. revolution- a sudden, complete or marked change in something pendulum- a body so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro by the action of gravity and acquired momentum revolve- to proceed or occur in a round or cycle scientific instruments- tools used to aide in scientific experiments and discoveries.

13: what if the industrial revolution had begun in germany or russia! if it had begun in Germany or Russia, then it could have been from the invention of something other than the steam engine. or it could have been the steam engine, but the world could potentially be very different in that different countries could and would rise to power as they hadn't before, and depending on how far ahead germany or russia got, they could be much farther ahead than the rest of the world technologically.

14: in 1914 the archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Austria/Hungary. soon after, Serbia declared war on Austria/Hungary. Germany came to their aid, as well as Turkey and Bulgaria. later, Britain and France became involved in what was called the "Allied Powers." the U.S. tried to stay out of the war as long as possible, but when a German submarine sank the U.S. Lucitania, woodroe wilson led us into the war. the fighting was long, painful, and brutally inhumane, consisting of trench warfare, air raids, and biochemical warfare. the war ended in 1918 in france after a cease-fire, and was officialised in 1919 by the treaty of Versailles. archduke- form of royalty in some monarchies. inhumane- terrible torture deemed unfit for any creature biochemical- poisons created to kill humans made out of natural resources- allied- tied together through an agreement to protect one another

15: what if Germany had not been solely blamed for wwi? WWI If Germany was not the sole country blamed for WWI then they never may have felt so mistreated and repressed to the point that they started WWII. If all other countries had blamed themselves as a whole rather than just Germany then WWII may never have had started. We could all be so much more united today rather than the separation that is still left from both of those wars. America and Cuba for example could be alliances rather than mortal enemies due to the constant fighting during the wars. A huge impact on the world today was the damage inflicted from the wars. All of the fighting helped influence a lot of the change in the world even today however, and without Germany starting anything then the world could not be what it is today.

16: WWII- Once upon a time, a big six-year war broke out and it was called World War II. This was where the countries Germany, Italy, and Japan, a.k.a. the Axis Powers, attacked many European, American, and Asian countries for power and wealth. Germany fought very effectively using a technique called Blitzkrieg, while Japan was extremely dangerous fighting on islands, and with their navy and kamikaze attacks. Italy and Germany used torture and work camps to kill many Jews in a mass genocide called the Holocaust. This went on until the Allied Forces won in 1945. World War: a conflict including many nations across the globe. Blitzkrieg: ”lightning war,” a method of rapid and widespread shock-and-awe. Kamikaze: Japanese suicide pilots that flew planes into U.S ships. genocide: a mass killing by murder and torture of an entire race.

17: What if the U.S had not dropped the Atomic Bombs on Japan? During WWII the drop of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan was a huge event leading to the Allied Victory. If the U.S had not dropped a bomb on japan during the war to a force that could have lead to the eventual defeat of the Allied forces during WWII. As well as the defeat during WWII. America could have had a completely different culture. If we had lost the war, Rather than American culture spreading across the world it would be a large number of axis country's that influence world culture today.

18: There was a time from the late 1940’s to 1991 when the US was in a very heated near-conflict with the USSR. This was called the Cold War, because a lot of espionage happened on both sides. This was a period of high suspicion and distrust. This included the Cuban Middle Crisis and the Bay of Pigs. In 1991 when the communist Soviet Union collapsed, the long and strenuous Cold War ended. Cold war- a war that never turned into actual physical combat. Espionage- spying for a country or organization Space race- a rush between russia (U.S.S.R.) and the U.S. to get space superiority Cuban missile crisis- a near conflict when the USSR tried to set up nukes 90 miles from the florida coast.

19: what if the soviet union had landed on the moon first and not the united states? If the soviets had landed on the moon before the United States did then everything could have changed during that era. Russia could have been one of the large influences of the world as it was early developing, or be so much more ahead of the United States technologically Then ,and even today. Since The United States landed on the moon first however we are now much more ahead of Russia or the “soviet Union” then. We are now still climbing more and more ahead of them in technology and that could all be completely different if we had not landed on the moon first in that amazing race of technology.

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