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Old 01-18-2019, 06:23 PM
 
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or what is the one that interests you the least


i would say Ancient Greece is something i could never really be interested in , sadly.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I like reading about the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Chinese. They interest me.
Don't much care to hear about the Boer Wars. Too boering for my taste.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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This thread....okay, everyone states something which does not interest them. What are we supposed to do with that information?

It would seem more an exercise for the Games board.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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If we're speaking of the most "damaging", or negative event in the history of civilization -- it would have to be the fall of the Roman Empire, which essentially halted human progress for hundreds of years.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:33 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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Ww2???
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:22 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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If we're speaking of the most "damaging", or negative event in the history of civilization -- it would have to be the fall of the Roman Empire, which essentially halted human progress for hundreds of years.
The Romans were the last of the great empires going back some 3,000 years before them on the vast Eurasian continent and the southern shores of the Mediterranean sea.

The collapse of the Roman Empire in the extreme west only affected the regions of Africa (Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania), then Lusitania (Portugal), Hispania (Spain), Gaul (France), Belgica (Belgium), Germany and a few others which centuries later became Europe, a tiny portion of humanity.

By far the vast majority of the rest of the world from the eastern and southern Mediterranean to India and even to parts of southeast Asia went on very well, thank you, just as they had done for the previous 3,000 years.

Just like agriculture had been some 10,000 years previously, the game-changer in recent times has been industrialization, which just happened to start in Europe about two centuries ago, but in another century or two that won't matter anymore.

By the same token, the fall of the Roman Empire in what later became mostly western Europe was small potatoes, the vast majority of humanity didn't notice it and went on living just as they had done before, for better and for worse.

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Old 01-19-2019, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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The destruction of the great library of Baghdad by the mongols. The destruction of the library set humanity back by 500 years in development. The only significance of the destruction is that middle eastern knowledge stagnated, and Western technology and innovations began to take off such as the caravel.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:54 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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The destruction of the great library of Baghdad by the mongols. The destruction of the library set humanity back by 500 years in development. The only significance of the destruction is that middle eastern knowledge stagnated, and Western technology and innovations began to take off such as the caravel.
That's a good one!

True, circumnavigation of the globe was a big deal, which started with the Spanish and Portuguese (with an assist from Venetians and Genoese), then other Europeans led by the British, Dutch and the French, but I am not convinced that it would have been a permanent game-changer if industrialization hadn't followed very closely on its heels.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Our treatment of native Americans and our of treatment of slaves. Not good times.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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The older history is the less I am able to follow it. I was never a fan of the history of ancient civilizations.
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