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World History Timeline (Quick)

AP World History
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Melissa Patterson

on 16 August 2016

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Transcript of World History Timeline (Quick)

Neolithic
~
8500-3000
BC

adopted in the Fertile Crescent
area of the Middle East
spreads to China, Egypt,
and the Indus Valley
Agriculture
food surpluses
first
merchants, rulers
& workers
writing
extensive
trade
cities
Iron Age
~
3000
BC
-
~
400
AD
Copper and bronze tools
replace stone tools
in Eurasia
decorations
& weapons
become commonplace
rise of
large, organized
religion
Hinduism & Buddhism
in India
Zoroastrianism
in Persia
first
empires
Roman
Chinese
Indian
Persian
in both east and west
philosophy
development of
Ancient Greeks
Roman Empire
successor states
China
India
Confucius
Lao-Tzu
Plato
Aristoteles
Buddhist
scholars
Olmec & Maya
civilizations
Americas:
around
1200
BC
Homo sapiens arises
Age of Kingdoms
Roman Empire
collapses
invaded by barbarians
Mongol Empire
extends to almost
all of Eurasia
Frank & Byzantine
empires
Islam
religion
rises from a few followers
to become the basis of large
Empires in India, the Middle East, and North Africa.
printing
vast societies
in
Central America
Inca
in the Andes
Aztecs
in modern Mexico
~
400-1500
AD
Rise of Europe
~
1500-
~
1900
AD
over the rest of the world
632
476
humans are hunter-gatherers
generally nomadic

currency
stirrup
Roman Empire dispersed
later replaced by Catholic states
Eurasia develops technological edge
1492
lasting link between
Americas and Eurasia
created
Christopher Columbus
travels to
America
advanced
seafaring
90% of Americans killed
by diseases
brought from Europe
Aztec and Incan
empires destroyed
battle for domination
of the oceans
Spanish, French, English
and Dutch Empires
A timeline of World History
1700-1900
Napoleonic Wars
Britain
emerges as
most powerful nation
in the world
Indian subcontinent,
Egypt, Malaysia,
Australia, New Zealand,
South Africa
Indochina
Indonesia
British emigrate to
America
in large numbers
Industrial
Revolution
factory
mass production
mechanization
world economy based on
coal
20th century
1900-2000
AD
Totalitarian ideologies, World Wars,
United States and Soviet Union
become superpowers
1990
1917
Communism
in the
Soviet Union
gradually spreads to
Eastern Europe, China
and the rest of the world
1914-1918
World War 1
1939-1945
World War 2
US
becomes
"hyperpower"
Soviet Union collapses
European monarchies
weakened or destroyed
Replaced by dictatorships
in Germany, Italy, Japan and Spain
nuclear
power
1945-1991
Cold War
large increase in
life expectancy
and
standard of living
world economy based on
coal
advanced
communications
and
transportation
technologies
?
The Future
in forecasts
2083
World population
exceeds
10 billion
robots
Most households in
developed countries will
have one by 2020.
First completely autonomous robot soldiers in operation by 2035
artificial
intelligence
$1,000 computer will match
the processing power of all
human brains on Earth by 2055
gene technology
Regeneration of human cells, tissues and organs.
Cloning of extinct species,
eg. dinosaurs
space-based
solar power
commercially available
~400-250 thousand BC
Paleolithic
refined
used for
heat & cooking
tools
fire
A hunter attacking a brown bear
Female figure from Tumba
Madžari, Republic of Macedonia
by Prof saxx at en.wikipedia
Reconstruction of Neolithic house in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
A Cucuteni-Trypillian
culture deer antler plough
The reconstructed facade of the
Neo-Sumerian Great Ziggurat of Ur, near Nasiriyah, Iraq
Attribution: Hardnfast
Silla chest and neck armour
from National Museum of Korea.
Late 3rd Millennium BC silver cup from Marvdasht, Fars, with linear-Elamite inscription.
Third-century Roman soldiers battling Gothic troops,
as depicted on a contemporary Roman sarcophagus, c. 250 AD
(National Museum of Rome, Rome)
First landing of Columbus on the shores of the New World, at San Salvador, W.I., Oct. 12th 1492
Lewis Hine/Library of Congress via pingnews
Textile mill workers with spinning machinery, Georgia, United States, 1909 January 19
trenches on the Western Front
German Albatros
D.III biplanes
a British Mark IV Tank
crossing a trench
Royal Navy battleship
HMS Irresistible
sinking after striking
a mine at the
Battle of the
Dardanelles
a Vickers machine gun
crew with gas masks
Soviet troops in
the Battle of Stalingrad
Chinese forces in
the Battle of
Wanjialing
Australian 25-pounder
guns during the First
Battle of El Alamein
German Stuka dive bombers
on the Eastern Front
winter 1943–1944
US naval force in
the Lingayen Gulf
Wilhelm Keitel signing
the German Surrender
The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki,
Japan on August 9, 1945 rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi)
above the bomb's hypocenter.
The "Big Three" at the Yalta Conference: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, 1945
Commercial for Honda's Asimo
Nasa
Suntower concept
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