What will history think of the 20th century




 
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Boots
 
March 21st, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 

Topic: What will history think of the 20th century


Have you ever considered what text books for world history would write about in the future? I'd imagine things like the vietnam war would be footnotes by that time. That the world wars would be the possible equivalent of the napoleonic wars in terms of significance, and the cold war would be an era of tension similar to the imperialist era. What do you guys think?
March 21st, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
You want me to sum up an entire century?

Other than going on for pages how's this for a quick sum up?

"Whew! That was close!"
March 21st, 2005  
KC72
 
 
The nuclear bomb, the internet and the ability to travel anywhere in the world could make it a very revolutionary century
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Boots
March 22nd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
It was ... maybe our adolescent years as a human race.
March 22nd, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
That's a pretty good description, 13th. A lot has happened in the past century that history books will look at and say that it was a turning point.

Plus...there were some points in the last century where there might not have been a future. Early 60's Cuba, anyone?
March 22nd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
You could call the Cuban Missile crisis the Human race's "experimenting with drugs."
March 22nd, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
The history books of the future, be they in paper or binaries will probably call the 20th century as the time when the industrial world took its first steps