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Old June 17th, 2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Biggest Turning Point For The World?


What is everyones opinion on the biggest turning point for the world in history?
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Old June 18th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #2

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Without no doubt industrial revolution if we look for todays point of view, otherwise maybe start of christianity ?
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Old June 18th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #3

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There are a bunch of events to pick from. I'm inclined to say the French Revolution, in many ways the progenitor of the modern world.
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Old June 19th, 2006, 06:11 AM   #4

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Maybe in 1000 years time, people will look back and say our era.. With the invention of computers and the internet, some might say the "information age" was the biggest turning point.

The Renaissance period could also be considered a huge turning point in the history of the world. Europe came out of the Dark Ages, and into the light. New arts, mathematics and ways of thinking were brought about. World exploration and the invention of the printing press. Some consider it the start of the modern epoch.

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Old June 21st, 2006, 09:43 PM   #5

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Neolithic Revolution: led from hunter-gatherer tribes to agriculture and big cities, inventions and plagues.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 06:58 AM   #6

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What about this information/communication age we are in right now? Being able to connect people from all over the world in a split second via phone or internet. Never before in history (i'm talking before the last 100 years) have people been able to communicate and share information instantly. In 1000 years, maybe people will look back and say this period we are living in now was the turning point in the world.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 07:33 PM   #8

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There are several "Turning Points"


Historians consider several events as "turning points" in western history but the most important of them being the discovery of the New World. That era saw the transportation, relocation, forced and unforced migrations of 10s of millions of people. Entire civilizations were completely lost or so changed as to be unrecognizable today. Slavery escalated as it had never before and the spread of Europeans changed the face of the entire world. And, no land or nation was left unaffected. What occurred was the triumph of the Western world and its ideas. Will Durant said in “The Story Of Civilization” that perhaps as many as 75 - 100 million people lost their lives within 100 of 1492.

That was the biggest thing in world history….bar none
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The discovery of fire and the wheel.Think of what humans would be without it.
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 01:27 AM   #10

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It's really difficult, but in my oppinion :

1. The adoption of Christianity as official religion of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great in 312 a.c. and the move of the capital from Rome to Constantinople.

2. The conquest of the Holly lands from Turks, thus cutting trade routes with China, India and forcing the Europeans to seek alternate trade routes.
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