S: The Story of the World
FC: Made by: Sara Habbas & Rachel McMaster | The Story of the World
1: Table of Contents: | Ancient River Valley Civilizations Classical Greece/Rome Post-Classical (Medieval) Europe Post-Classical Asia/Africa Renaissance/Reformation Enlightenment/Revolutions World War I World War II Cold War
2: Best Buds | Once upon a time the Earth was a home to only a few living creatures. A man named Joseph traveled the world and experienced the different events that happened.
3: The different events Joseph traveled through were the Ancient River Valley Civilizations, Classical Greece/Rome, Post-Classical Asia/Africa, Post-Classical Europe, Renaissance, Enlightenment/Revolutions, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War.
4: Joseph's journey started in 12,000 B.C when he discovered that there were four different River Valleys. Each river valley controlled its own city-state. Joseph lived in the Umma city-state and lived off of there Irrigation system. Many of the Ummanians didn't believe in just one god the believed in polytheism. while Joseph was there he learned how to write in there hieroglyphic language.
5: If the River Valley's never learned to farm, they would continue with their hunting and gathering ways.
6: Joseph's next journey started in the beginning of 2000 B.C in Greece. He visited Crete which was a island Minoans lived on. One night Troy, the king of Anatolia, attacked the nice people of Crete known as The Trojan War. | The evil sea people attacked the main part of Greece. This let the Dorians move into the polis. The city of Crete was ruled by a king and queen known as a monarchy. | The Spartan and Athenian people didn't like each other and fought many times. The Spartan people believed in a strong military while the Athenian people were to go to school and focus on art. Both the Spartans and the Athenians were tyrants.
7: If the Athens had not embraced democracy, then the government today would not be a direct democracy. The people would still be under an oligarchy rule.
8: Joseph continued his journey to the Medieval Times of Europe. The Middle Ages were around 500 to 1500 B.C. Many of the Germanic people called the Franks took over the Roman population. While Joseph was there, he soon discovered the Franks adopted Christianity and made churches called monasteries. Social classes were well defined Medieval life changed dramatically between 500 and 1000 A..D. It went from Medieval Times to Gothic. | In 1347, the bubonic plague also known as the scary Grim Reaper, took the lives of almost 25 million people.
9: If the bubonic plague had not attacked Western Europe, people would still put faith into the Catholic religion and reformation wouldn't have happened.
10: During the next few years, Joseph decided to travel to Asia and Africa with the brown owls. While he was there, he witnessed the spread of Islamic religion and the expansion of civilizations. Joseph traveled from China all the way to western Asia along the silk road trading silk and ivory with the Indian people along the way. Joseph's business of selling silk and ivory became so huge that he began to run his own monopoly. While Joseph was visiting Africa he met the Bantu-speaking people known for one of the greatest migrations in history.
11: If the Bantu-speaking people had not migrated in Africa, population in western Africa would not of increased and new cultures and traditions would of not been created by the spread of there ideas.
12: Joseph soon traveled to Europe to experience the new classical ages known as the Renaissance. These times were known for the rebirth of art and learning. Joseph became a patron and supported many artists. As he grew older, times became harder and many people began to turn away from the church. Indulgences were handed out to pardon people from the bad things they've done. Soon people became angry and Christianity was split into two groups, the Lutherans and the Protestants.
13: If the Catholic Church had been quicker to address Martin Luther then the religious revolution he led would have not happened. The religious group called Lutherans would not exist.
14: In the beginning of the mid-1500's, Joseph experienced the Scientific Revolution. This was the new way of thinking about the natural world. Joseph met an astronomer named Nicolaus Copernicus who came up with the heliocentric theory. Next, Joseph met a philosopher named John Locke. He came up with the idea of the three natural rights. They are life, liberty, and property,. Many people including Montesquieu believed that division of power in different branches, known as separation of powers was necessary for a better governed country.
15: If Enlightenment ideas weren't embraced by the colonists, then the laws we have now wouldn't be taken into action. For example, the natural rights given by John Locke help defend the theory that all men are created equally.
16: By the 20th century, Joseph witnessed the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Joseph worked with the allies, Russia, Romania, Serbia, France, and Italy. Together they fought against the central powers, Soldiers used war tactics such as trench warfare to fight against each other. They also used unrestricted submarine warfare. World War I soon became a total war and devoted all their resources towards the war.
17: If the Austrian heir was not assassinated, World War I would have not been so severe. Allied powers would still be as they were.
18: Later after Joseph thought that all war was over, Hitler sparks up World War II. Joseph fought in Battle of Britain against France. British decided to strike back against Italy until the United States interfered and decided to aid its allies, which became known as the Atlantic Charter. Japan then became angry with the U.S. and bombed Pearl Harbor. Hawaii fought back against Japan in the Battle of Midway. As that was happening, Hitler began the start of the Holocaust. Finally the drop of the atomic bomb brought the surrender of the Japanese.
19: If the atomic bomb had not been dropped on the Japanese, Japan would have never surrendered and would have done further damage to the United States.
20: Joseph witnessed the forming of the United Nations, which brought together the United States and Soviet Union. Europe divided between democratic Western Europe and a Communist Eastern Europe known as the Iron Curtain. President Truman supported countries that rejected communism which became known as the Truman Doctrine. All of these were conflicts leading up to the Cold War. An alliance that included the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania were all a part of the Warsaw Pact which was created to fight against the NATO. The Cold War also affected science programs in the two countries. Both the Soviet Union and U.S. fought over who could land on the moon first.
21: If the Soviet Union landed on the moon first, then, they would have been ahead in both science and education programs.