Perspective Experimental

History tends to repeat itself...

Throughout all the different time periods, history has been repeated over and over again. The same mistakes and flaws are found in different leaders and countries years later. The past effects the present, which will in turn effect the future. It is important to look back at our roots and learn from the mistakes we have made and marvel over the triumph we have attained.


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During the early time periods, Europe was the center of the world. The Europeans were the first to make records and are the only ancient society that much is known about. The modern era is when history of the Americas start to come into play, and the isolationist countries of Japan and China have brief periods of intervention in the major parts of history. In the eyes of Europeans, they are the center of the world. The first people to make maps drew Europe in the center, and GMT shows how 0˙ longitude runs through Greenwich, England.

The French Revolution

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The French revolution was caused by incompetent rulers. The lack of authority of King Louis XVI and his delayed reactions to stop the growth of poverty lead to the French revolution. France was separated into three estates, the first(nobles), second(clergy), and third(everybody else), an the compilation of the three was called the estates general. The third estate was the larges estate consisting of roughly 98% of Frances's population. The third estate had little to no say in government, and due to the lack of representation, the third estate decided to take matters into their own hands. The third estate was seen as a rescuer to many, and as a threat to others. The king, nobles, church authorities, and other nations felt that the third estate was a threat to the safety of France and neighboring nations. Neighboring nations felt that if France fell to a revolution, their countries would follow. The majority of the population of France saw the actions of the third estate as beneficial, if they didn't, they wouldn't have participated in their actions. The civilians of FRance were starving due to drought and increasing bread prices. The people had nothing to eat, and in response to the food shortages, the French civilians revolted in what is know known as the French Revolution

The Second Agricultural Revolution

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The second agricultural revolution lead to the loss of numerous jobs. Followed by the Scientific revolution, new machines and ways of working were established. The Cotton Jin, Water-loom, and many other inventions made farming much quicker and efficient. Farm owners loved these inventions, because it reduced the amount of labor needed to maintain the farm. Workers on the other hand hated these inventions, because the invention would do what one man could do ten times quicker.

The Industrial Revolution

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The industrial revolution was a time of great economic prosperity. The industrial revolution allowed for an increase in the rate of production of a product, thus decreasing the prices of products. The assembly line was used by Henry Ford to make his model T an affordable and common car  to have. The industrial revolution also lead to the increase in profit due to the increase of production. Although the industrial revolution stimulated the economy, soot polluted the environment turing trees black. Factory owners exploited laborers and payed them very little and gave their workers long hours. The industrial revolution lead to radial changes within the work place and home environment., Workers stood up for their rights in the formation of unions. Workers also congregated in cities or tenants which surrounded the major factories in which they worked. The industrial revolution had its ups and downs, and greatly affected the lives of ordinary citizens in industrial countries.

The Great Depression

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The Great Depression, followed shortly after by WWII, was a time of poor economics. Hoovervilles were present throughout the America, and on a global scale, European countries were suffering from WWI. The Great Depression was caused by rapid inflation and a poor balance of economic trade and industry. In America, the crashing of the Stock Market started the time of the Great Depression, while throughout Europe the Great Dpression started shortly after WWI. Drought and a lack of food supply lead radicals to take actions into their own hands. Normally radical groups and ideas would be seen as crazy and abnormal, but during times of need, people will do almost anything. The common man turned towards the government most promising towards satisfying the families hunger, in most cases, the most radical groups would do so. The Great Depression not only lead to a time of hardship and suffering, but also to another road of conflict, only to be shortly seen a few years down the road known as the Cold War.

See all sources on our bibliography
REA Ap European History
Viualt Modern European History
A History of the Modern World