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What makes a successful society?
Transcript of What makes a successful society?
What do words like "civilization" and "developed" actually mean?
Revolutionary Russia, 1891 – 1991: A History.
Series of conscious and unconscious decisions made by humans as well as certain floral and geographical features to produce the outcome
What made different societies develop at different rates and to the different extents that they did?
“Whenever some scientist claims to have discovered ‘the earliest X’…that announcement challenges other scientists to beat the claim by finding something still earlier.”
The Role of Specific Leaders
“Trotsky…was the real force behind the Soviet. He framed its resolutions and wrote editorials for Izvestiia.”
Do these leaders influence the course of history because they used unique talents to make a difference or was history always headed in one direction and it created roles that demanded to be filled as time passed?
What Makes a Successful Society?
Where are the baby dinosaurs?
Air and Shelter
"Real History versus Guns Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond"
“The Jared Diamond of Guns, Germs, and Steel has almost no role for human agency–the ability people have to make decisions and influence outcomes. Europeans become inadvertent, accidental conquerors. Natives succumb passively to their fate.”
“It was not Marxism that made Lenin a revolutionary but Lenin who made Marxism revolutionary.”
“The mutiny began with a piece of maggoty meat.”
It was this imbalance of embellishments and power between the lower and upper class that created the unstable and turbulent atmosphere.
Early Twentieth Century Recreational Activities
Moise from Burkina Faso