A Comprehensive Guide to World History

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‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ - George Santayana


The history of humanity is an interesting story. From our starts on fertile river banks to the massive globally linked skyscraper sea we live in today, humanity has woven a tail written by war, politics, religions, technology, and curiosity. As we constantly create history in our ever advancing society, one should look back on the history already created to understand the world today. Much of the concepts in society like politics, business, and military have been shaped by events that happened in history. This comprehensive guide will take you through thousands of years of human history from all over the world. This is not an encyclopedia of historical events and persons, but rather a tour guide through history that aims to show how humanity has advanced. The tour starts now.

Table of Contents[edit]

  1. Prologue
  2. Prehistory
    1. Stone Age
      1. Paleolithic
      2. Mesolithic
      3. Neolithic
    2. Rise of Civilization
  3. Ancient History
    1. Cradles of civilization
      1. Mesopotamia
      2. India
      3. China
      4. Andes
      5. Mesoamerica
      6. Greece
    2. Axial Age
    3. Regional empires
    4. Declines, falls, and resurgence
  4. Post-Classical History
    1. Europe
    2. Middle East
    3. Africa
      1. Sub-Saharan Africa
    4. South Asia
    5. Southeast Asia
    6. East Asia
    7. Oceania
    8. Americas
  5. Modern History
    1. Early Modern period
      1. Renaissance
      2. European Expansion
      3. Regional developments
    2. Late Modern Period
      1. Scientific and Industrial Revolutions
      2. Age of Imperialism
      3. World War I
      4. Interwar Period
      5. World War II
  6. Contemporary History
    1. Cold War
      1. Space Race
      2. Proxy Wars
        1. Korea
        2. Vietnam
        3. Afghanistan
    2. Digital Revolution
    3. 21st Century
      1. Near East Feuds
        1. War on Terror
        2. Arab Spring
      2. Climate change

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