World History Chronology

Evolution of Hominids

Foraging Societies

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Classical Empires

Unification of Eurasia

Unification of the Hemispheres

Formation of World Culture

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The Formation of a World Culture

1800-Present

1712-1914: The Development of Modern Western Civilization

  • 1789-1914: The Development of the Nation-State
  • 1800-1914: The Development of Scientific Culture
  • 1712-1905: The Industrial Revolution
  • 1789-1914: Development of Mass Society

1795-1914: The New Imperialism

  • 1798: Napoleon invades Egypt
  • 1853: First railway line is built in India
  • 1857-1858: The "Sepoy Mutiny" or "Great Rebellion" in Northern India
  • 1884: The Berlin Conference on Africa
  • 1898: Showdown between Britain and France at Fashoda

1914-1989: The World Wars

  • 1914-1918: World War I
  • 1918-1936: The Interwar Years
  • 1931-1945: World War II
  • 1945-1989: The Cold War

1917-1970: Decolonizaiton

  • 1917: Balfour Declaration
  • 1947: India and Pakistan are independent of Great Britain
  • 1957: Ghana is the first African nation given independence
  • 1964: The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed

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