BC: World History
FC: World History | By Kire Davis
1: Table Of Contents | 1. Ancient River Valley Civilizations 2. Classical Greece/Rome 3. Post-Classical Asia/Africa 4. Post-Classical (Medieval) Europe 5. Renaissance/ Reformation 6. Enlightenment/ Revolutions 7. World War I 8. World War II 9. Cold War
2: The Ancient River Valley Civilizations were during and after the Neolithic Revolution. The change from hunting and gathering to farming. In these civilizations people built the basic of life as we know it. They create a language, law code, city-states, and some forms of technology. Some of these Ancient River Vally Civilizations are The Nile, The Harappan, Mesopotamia, The Xia, Shang, and Zhou. All of these created the bases of history and life. | Ancient River Valley Civilizations
3: What if Hammurabi did not write his code of laws? | If Hammurabi did not write his code of laws in the long run... law may not have been created because due to his code of law others modeled it.
4: The Classical Greece and Rome time period was a time of development. Some of the most important stuff to know about this time period is that we learn a lot about democracy. Yes, Democracy. Democracy means pretty much to be fair to your people and the people around you. Each person get a say in the government. Athens was one of the major city-states in Greece. They left us with a lot of play and narratives. Mostly about Gods. Rome was located on along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it became one of the largest empires in the ancient world | Classical Greece and Rome
5: If Athens had not embraced democracy we wouldn't have it as our form of government. The would have probably gone with Sparta's form of government with a military. They probably would have been taken over and conquered. | What if Athens had not embraced democracy?
6: Post-Classical Europe | The Post-Classical era was the time when there were a lot of Islamic Empires. The Holy Roman Empire has "Fallen". Now there the Byzantine Empire. The emperor Justinian made a code of law. After his reign it was taken over by the Islamic Nations. They took over the beautiful Hagia Sofia. This period is called the dark ages because it was a dark time and a lot of people weren't educated because the Islamic empires had the knowledge. That's when the crusades were sent to spread a religion but came back with lots of knowledge
7: What if Pope Urban II had not launched the Crusades? | If Pope Urban II had not launched the Crusades people would have kept getting conquered. They would have remained uneducated. We probably wouldn't know as much as we know now because they discovered most of what we know as of now.
8: The Classical Africa began in Nigeria with the Bantu. The Bantu were of group of people who spoke the same language. They had small civilizations. They migrated across Africa and there's evidence because multiple tribes speak variations of the Bantu Language. Other tribes like the Bantu would be the Niger-Congo. The Post-classical era was the time of the Tong, Sang, Ming and Yuan. Items like Printing, porcelain, gunpowder, mechanical clocks, safety of silk roads, and tea were made and traded through the silk rode or to Africa. Asia became very isolated after this period because there technology was advanced and they as if they didn't need anything. | Post-Classical Asia and Africa
9: If the Bantu migrations didn't take place in Africa most Africans wouldn't have had the same language. Which would have resulted in a lot of more confusion in that area. | What if the Bantu Migrations did not take place Africa?
10: The Renaissance and Reformation | The term Renaissance, literally means "rebirth" and is the period in European civilization following the Middle Ages, its know for classical learning and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents. Astronomy came about in the Renaissance. The decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or of paper, printing, the compass, and gunpowder. As people began to question more during the Renaissance they started to wonder if the way the church ran things were correct. That's when Martin Luther came in. He reformed the Catholic Church. After his actions others followed right behind him. Beginning the Reformation. This made many form of the religion Christianity.
11: What if the Gutenberg hadn't invented the printing press? | If Gutenberg hadn't invented the printing press not as many bibles would have been printed. Also not as many people would have been able to be educated.
12: The "Enlightenment" was not a single movement. The Enlightenment wasn't a set of ideas than it was a set of values. At its core was a critical questioning of traditional institutions, customs, and morals, and a strong belief in rationality and science. The era of Revolutions started when American colonies decided that the government of King George III of England was taxing the colonies unfairly and without proper representation. The colonies had written and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, yet the colonies were not officially Independent until Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. These acts of Revolutions went all around the world. Next was the French Revolution. These revolutions were all based on the Enlightenment thinkers and were all because of poor leadership from their kings. | The Enlightenment and Revolution
13: What if the Enlightenment ideas were not embraced by the colonists? | If the Enlightenment ideas were not embraced by the colonist they would have revolted still however they wouldn't have had the same ideas from the Enlightenment. They would or could have ended up with the same government that they revolted from.
14: World War I | World War I began with an assassin's bullet. Francis Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Hungary, was killed in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. This made Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia on July 28, 1914.Germany joined with Austria-Hungary in a matter of days to form the Central Powers. Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire joined about two months later. Serbia was the first to make up the Allies. It was quickly joined by the British Empire, Belgium, France, and Japan. Other nations joined in the following years. The war ended with the Central Powers losing. Germany was blamed for everything. They lost all their land and had to pay for it all.
15: What if Germany had not been solely blame WWI? | If Germany wasn't solely blamed for WWI their could have been another Allie of Germany that could have rebelled against anyone that made them pay. Also if they hadn't been solely blamed it could have stopped WWII from happening. It could have saved many lives.
16: WWII was Hitlers the bad guys' works. Due to the left over from WWI Germany became a Facist government. Meaning the were weak and were going to kill anyone that came in the way of what they believed in. The invasion of Poland signaled the beginning of WWII. It was now time for our allies france and britain to stop there appeasement as a foreign policy. Hitler tried to regain all land lost in the first World War, Hitler failed when he tried to attack Great Britain over seas. AT this same time Japan attaked apart of the U.S. They woke up the sleeping giant and when that happned the war was pretty much over. | World War II
17: If the U.S did not drop the bomb on Japan the War would have kept going. Japan never gives up and the only way up stopping them completely was to drop the bombs. | What If the U.S. had not dropped the Atomic bombs on Japan?
18: The Cold War was a time when the major good guys of the world went against each other. After WWII they were the most dominate super powers. The Cold War could be called a war against ourselves. The funny thing about the Cold War was that no weapons were fired at each super power. The Soviets became bad guys and throughout the war events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sputnik, and the Berlin Wall falling down symbolise the Cold War. | Cold War
19: If the Soviet Union would have landed on the moon first and not the United States, the soviets would have had some type of advantage over the United States through space. The soviets would have been able to technically win the war against the United States. If the Soviets would have gotten on the moon first the social networks would be different and cell phone usage would be different due to space.. and satellites and such. | What if the Soviet Union had landed on the moon first and not the United States?