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    World History

    Does history really repeat itself, or can we learn from the mistakes of those who came before us? History provides a chronological, statistical, and cultural record of the events, people, and movements that have made an impact on humankind and the world at large throughout the ages. Investigating the causes and results of past events is critically important in gaining a full understanding and perspective of present-day issues.
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    Featured content, May 22, 2020

    Did Duchess Anastasia Survive Her Family’s Execution?
    Find out what really happened to the youngest daughter of Russia’s last tsar.
    Demystified / World History
    Russian grand duchess Anastasia; undated photograph. (Anastasiya Nikolayevna, Tsar Nicholas II)
    What Is Known (and Not Known) About Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17
    The facts about Malaysia Airlines flight 17.
    Companion / World History
    Eastern Ukraine map with site MH-17 flight crashed on January 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine
    There’s a Riot Goin’ On: Riots in U.S. History (Part Two)
    Unlawful assemblies to remember.
    List / World History
    A soldier standing guard in a Washington, D.C. street with the ruins of buildings that were destroyed during the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 8, 1968.
    200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
    June 18 marks the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s final defeat outside the Belgian village of Waterloo.
    Spotlight / World History
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Battle of Waterloo. Wellesley (1769-1852) British Commander, with his staff, doffs his hat to another officer as the Battle of Waterloo (Napoleon's final defeat) rages around them. June 18, 1815. Napoleonic Wars
    Queen Elizabeth's Court Occultist
    Was John Dee a sorcerer or a scholar?
    #WTFact / World History
    "John Dee performing an experiment before Queen Elizabeth I" by Henry Gillard Glindoni. Oil painting 18th century. Pentimento, occult, sorcery, magic.
    Seven Years' War
    Seven Years’ War, (1756–63), the last major conflict before the French Revolution to involve all the great powers of Europe.…
    Encyclopedia / World History
    Seven Years' War: Battle of Zorndorf
    World War I
    World War I, an international conflict that in 1914–18 embroiled most of the nations of Europe along with Russia, the United…
    Encyclopedia / World History
    A British soldier inside a trench on the Western Front during World War I, 1914–18.
    Byzantine Empire
    Byzantine Empire, the eastern half of the Roman Empire, which survived for a thousand years after the western half had crumbled…
    Encyclopedia / World History
    The Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child (centre), Justinian (left) holding a model of the Hagia Sophia, and Constantine (right) holding a model of the city of Constantinople; mosaic from the Hagia Sophia, 9th century.

    World History Quizzes

    Model T. Ford Motor Company. Car. Illustration of a red Ford Model T car, front view. Henry Ford introduced the Model T in 1908 and automobile assembly line manufacturing in 1913.
    American Industry and Innovation
    Do you know which American building was the first to rise taller than 20 stories? From the transcontinental railroad to the…
    Earth from space. Full-hemisphere views of the Earth showing Hurricane Linda at its peak approaching Baja California on 1997 September 11.
    Human Exploration: From Earth to Space
    Was Australia the last continent to be discovered? Who was the first human to orbit Earth? From treks through the South Pole…
    Tile on a monument of a hammer and sickle. Communist symbolism, communism, Russian Revolution, Russian history, Soviet Union
    Exploring Russian History
    Who was the first democratically elected president of Russia? From "terrible" rulers to infamous Tsars, test your knowledge…
    Napoleon Bonaparte. General Bonaparte on the bridge at Arcole, 17 November, 1796, by Antoine-Jean Gros, Musee National, Chateau de Versailles. The first emblematic image of the Napoleonic myth. Napoleon I
    Exploring French History
    From the French Revolution to the battle that ended Emperor Napoleon’s rule, dot your Eiffel Towers and cross your croissants…
    Mayflower. Plymouth. Photograph of the Mayflower II a full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower. The Mayflower II built in Devon, England, crossed the Atlantic in 1957 maintained by Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA.
    Early America
    Which American colony was founded as a refuge for Catholics? Which colony did Benjamin Franklin represent? From Plymouth,…
    Declaration of Independence. Close-up photograph of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1776, Continental Congress, American history, American Revolution
    Famous Documents
    What famous document did Abraham Lincoln write? Thomas Jefferson? From the earliest known system of laws to The Communist…
    Union Soldiers. Bottom half of the memorial honoring American Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant at the base of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Photo: 2010 Memorial Day
    History of Warfare
    Was the Vietnam War the longest war in history? Was the Spanish American War fought in the 19th century? From battles in…
    U.S. general Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines, Oct. 1944 - Aug. 1945. General of the Army Gen. MacArthur (smoking a corncob pipe) probably at Manila, Philippine Islands, August 2, 1945.
    Famous Faces of War
    Did Alexander the Great conquer Iran? What are the leaders of the American Revolution called? From Hannibal to George Washington,…
    Marble bust of Alexander the Great, in the British Museum, London, England. Hellenistic Greek, 2nd-1st century BC. Said to be from Alexandria, Egypt. Height: 37 cm.
    Ancient Greece
    When was the first modern Olympiad held? Who won the Peloponnesian War? From the city called the "birthplace of democracy"…
    Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza and the Wall of Skulls (Tzompantli). Ruined ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza located in southeastern Mexico. UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Exploring Latin American History
    Was the Incan civilization located in Mexico? For whom was Bolivia named? From Belize to Gran Colombia, step back in time…
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    World History Subcategories

    Building knocked off its foundation by the January 1995 earthquake in Kōbe, Japan. Accidents & Disasters
    Technology and its related processes have been the site of great innovation and advancement over the course of time, but sometimes such improvements came at a high price, after serious accidents, disasters, or tragedies belatedly prompted closer scrutiny of existing procedures. Advances in science have also improved the accuracy of human predictions on some of nature's most forceful manifestations, but earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and other natural phenomena still yield devastating consequences worldwide.
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    Louis XVI: execution by guillotine Age of Revolutions
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    China: Han dynasty The Ancient World
    The modern world has inherited many cultural elements from ancient civilizations, from communications systems to ways of improving technology. Their stories, battles, and views on life are still relevant today for a full understanding of our world and our cultural legacy.
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    Ibn Khaldūn Historians
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    Leopold de Rothschild, 1917. Historic Dynasties & Families
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    Diana, princess of Wales Historic Nobility
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    Jodocus Hondius: Sir Francis Drake Global Exploration
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    The Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child (centre), Justinian (left) holding a model of the Hagia Sophia, and Constantine (right) holding a model of the city of Constantinople; mosaic from the Hagia Sophia, 9th century. The Middle Ages
    The Middle Ages comprise the period in European history that began with the collapse of Roman civilization in the 5th century CE and lasted until the dawn of the Renaissance in the 13th, 14th, or 15th century. This interval of time saw the development of the Gothic style of art and architecture, flying buttresses and all. It was also the era of the Crusades and of papal monarchy, and it was during this period that the idea of Europe as a distinct cultural unit emerged.
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    Frederick II Military Leaders
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    League of Nations The Modern World
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    Desert Archaic culture split-twig figurines Prehistoric Age
    The prehistoric age covers the millions of years that transpired before human beings began to create written records of their life and of the world in which they lived. Archaeology and similar fields of study allow us to fill in the gaps and piece together an image of what life was like for our ancestors, including what kinds of flora and fauna they might have encountered.
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    Black Hills expedition, 1874 United States History
    As with most nations, the history of the United States contains a number of twists and turns throughout the centuries, from the time of English colonization of North America up to the modern-day America that we're familiar with. Learn more about the people, events, and movements that left an indelible mark in history and shaped the development of the United States as a nation.
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    The western Mediterranean during the Punic Wars. Wars, Battles & Armed Conflicts
    Wars, battles, and other domestic or international conflicts, whether armed or diplomatic, are often the outcome of a dispute over natural resources or a struggle for power, influence, and wealth. Major conflicts between nations, peoples, and political groups can end up shifting the cultural and political geography of the world and can also effect change, whether intentional or not, in societal values and the balance of power.
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