The ten most important events in the 20th century?

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  1. Undecided Banned Banned

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    This my list of the ten most important events in the last century:

    1. World War One
    2. Russian revolution
    3. Great Depression
    4. World War Two
    5. Decolonization
    6. Soviet atomic blast
    7. Creation of Israel
    8. Iranian revolution
    9. Chinese Revolution
    10. Globalization

    You?
     
  2. static76 The Man, The Myth, The Legend Registered Senior Member

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    1) Invention of atomic weapons - Forever changed the way World power is distributed throughout the planet.

    2) WW2 - Change the US from an isolationist nation to the "World's policeman", for good and bad.

    3) Invention of the computer - Allowed the rate of technological advancement to increase at an unprecidented rate.

    4) Invention of the airplane - Huge impact on World economics, travel, warfare, and exploration.

    5) Woman's Suffarage

    6) Cold War

    7) Invention of Television

    8) WW1

    9) Space race (US/USSR)

    10a) Creation of Israel

    10b) Internet

    10c) US Assasinations of the 60's(MLK, JFK, RFK)
     
  3. Undecided Banned Banned

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    10a) Creation of Israel

    10b) Internet

    10c) US Assasinations of the 60's(MLK, JFK, RFK)


    Let's be fair, pick one please.
     
  4. static76 The Man, The Myth, The Legend Registered Senior Member

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    :p It's hard to just pick one...

    OK, I guess the invention of the internet will have the most profound effect for the future so that's my choice.
     
  5. fireguy_31 mors ante servitium Registered Senior Member

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    Undecided

    I'm curious, where did "de-colonization" occur during the 20th century? And how was it actuated?
     
  6. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    11. discovery of penicillin
    12. development of the pill.
     
  7. Pollux V Ra Bless America Registered Senior Member

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    I can't decide, because...well, all the important events come down to World War 1. That war changed everything. It laid the foundation for the world that we live in today. It had a heavy hand in creating the USSR and giving the US the power it has now. Everything goes back to World War 1.

    Also the placement of George W. Bush at the top of the nation seems to have had a substantial effect around the world. But then again, he wouldn't be there if World War 1 had never happened.
     
  8. Spyke Registered Senior Member

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    Why wouldn't he be president if WW1 had never happened?
     
  9. Ozymandias Unregistered User Registered Senior Member

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    'Also the placement of George W. Bush at the top of the nation seems to have had a substantial effect around the world. But then again, he wouldn't be there if World War 1 had never happened.'

    /Yeah...electing morons to positions of political power does have its consequences.
     
  10. Undecided Banned Banned

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    I'm curious, where did "de-colonization" occur during the 20th century? And how was it actuated?

    Well the major wave of de-colonization began in 1947 with the independence of India, and it lasted into 1980 with the total independence of Zimbabwe. Decolonization of the third world make Europe into a largely irrelevant speck in comparison to the two antagonists the US and the USSR playing their imperialist games in these new independent states. The decolonization was important because it gave the world freedom from European oppression, but it also signaled a era of increased warfare, increased poverty, and general un-ease worldwide.

    Also the placement of George W. Bush at the top of the nation seems to have had a substantial effect around the world.

    Sadly that was in the year 2001...
     
  11. Pollux V Ra Bless America Registered Senior Member

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    I don't think he would be president because I also believe that, had the two largest wars in recent memory not occured the nation's history would have turned out very differently. FDR would have had only two terms, Truman probably would have never been President.
     
  12. Neurocomp2003 Registered Senior Member

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    medicine
    Vaccinations(health care)
    neural imaging techniques
    protective sex.
    computer/math
    invention of the Computer
    invention of the internet
    mobile phone
    physics
    space race
    space station/satellites
    atomic weapons
    society
    women's suffarage (is a good one static76)
     
  13. Undecided Banned Banned

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    Neurocomp2003

    You posted 15, and these are not 20th century phenomenon:

    i)medicine- the Greeks have that one
    ii) Vaccinations(health care)- both were in existence prior to the 20th century.
    iii)protective sex.- again existent before the 20th century.
    iv)math- not even going to go there.
    v) physics- does Sir Isaac Newton ring a bell?
    vi)society- yes....?
     
  14. Ozymandias Unregistered User Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, Neurocomp, I think you have to realize that there was a period in time before this last century. And yes, that period of time DID have society...

    :m:
     
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    i)medicine- the Greeks have that one
    Obviously he meant modern medicine. And he is quite right in that. One could also think about modern hygiene. Yes the romans had hygiene too. Such as sharing a sponse to wipe their arses after shitting.


    ii) Vaccinations(health care)- both were in existence prior to the 20th century.
    not until last century is was common to die of many viral and other infections. Only last century we had a systematic approach to this problem.

    figure out your own problem with the rest of them.
     
  16. Undecided Banned Banned

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    Obviously he meant modern medicine.

    Then he could have written that no?

    not until last century is was common to die of many viral and other infections. Only last century we had a systematic approach to this problem.


    But this does not mean that it existed only in the 20th century...
     
  17. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    Mortality rates of the past seem to indicate the opposite.
     
  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    1. Telephones

    2. Computers

    3. Advancements in health care

    4. Advancements in Physics and math

    5. Advancements in Chemistry

    6. Advancements in aircraft and space exploration

    7. Television

    8. Environmental planning

    9. Movies

    10. Advancements in human waste disposal both garbage and excrement.
     
  19. Neurocomp2003 Registered Senior Member

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    sorry i forgot that this text editor doesn't save the way you type
    4 of those are subtitles
    medicine,
    comp/math
    physics
    society
    and the things that arre below them are what i considered
    which are the 4/6 you listed
    lol you think i'd state math and physics as achievements of only the 20century(well physics has excelled beyond believe in the 20th century)

    and yes i did mean modern medicine,allowing us to do what we want,eg. eat,extreme sports and get into accidents and mend us back together

    vaccinations? really like child annoculations?
    protective sex in what form?
     
  20. Undecided Banned Banned

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    Were vaccinations 20th century inventions? No...end of story.

    lol you think i'd state math and physics as achievements of only the 20century

    So this thing doesn't happen again, use your tags.

    vaccinations? really like child annoculations?

    I am not sure of which vaccinations for sure it was, but I know they were in existence in the 1800's, some disease I think some sort of pox, or flu?

    protective sex in what form?

    They used animal skins; I know the Ancient Egyptians used wood...ow!
     

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