Lecture 1

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Published on 15 Oct 2011
Jan 5
The 20 th
and 21 st
Century- Why is it so significant?
1. Quantity and Quality of Change
a. no other century had greater change
2. Historical Record
a. accurate record keeping because of technology
3. Change in government
a. end of monarchy
4. Euro-centric diversity
5. Particular/Regional global
6. Human involvement (democratic)
a. More people dying in wars, involved in empire, more employed and so there is
more common history between nations
7. Universality of experience
a. Similarities such as wars, plagues, hunger etc.
8. Mass effect
a. Communication
b. Carnage (World wars)
c. Migration (greatest in this century)
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