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View Poll Results: What is in your opinion the most important historical event after the year 2000 so fa
- The treaty of Kyoto (2001) 0 0%
- The terrorist attack on the twin towers and Pentagon (2001) 18 52.94%
- Start invasion of NATO troops into Afghanistan (2001) 0 0%
- Start of the use of the EURO (2002) 1 2.94%
- George Bush and Vladimir Poetin sign the disarming treaty (2002) 0 0%
- The outbreak of the second Gulf war (2003) 0 0%
- Terrorist attack in Madrid (2004) 0 0%
- Heavy earthquacke causing tsunami's in South-East Asia (2004) 0 0%
- Terrorist attack in London (2005) 0 0%
- Saddam Hoessein is condemned to death (2006) 0 0%
- The start of economical problems (2007) 2 5.88%
- The first black president Obama is elected (2008) 0 0%
- The western world falls in deep recession (2008) 6 17.65%
- Cyclone in Myanmar (2008) 0 0%
- Earthquacke China (2008) 0 0%
- The introduction of the iPhone (2008) 0 0%
- War between Russia and Georgia (2008) 1 2.94%
- Outbreak of the Mexican flue (2009) 0 0%
- Heavy earthquacke on Haiti (2010) 0 0%
- Obama pulls US soldiers back out of Iraq (2010) 0 0%
- Discovery of Gliese 581g, a planet that may harbor alien life (2010) 1 2.94%
- The Arabian spring (2011) 3 8.82%
- Earthquacke in Japan (2011) 0 0%
- Osama bin Laden is killed by special forces (2011) 0 0%
- Greek crisis (2011) 0 0%
- Euro crisis (2011) 1 2.94%
- Other 1 2.94%
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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:42 AM   #11

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I'd suggest the Arab Spring, a free and democratic middle east would make all the difference
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Old January 18th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #12

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The world lacks any really important historical event since 2000. 9/11? Well, that was a terrorist attack, it killed some people, scared a lot of people and changed usa policy, but that's it.

Wait until something really important happens. Like WW3!
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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:33 PM   #13

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I voted 9/11 even though we cannot know which event has truly the most effect say, 20 or 50 years from now.

9/11 is the best bet........ from a Western Perspective.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:52 PM   #14

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I'll go with 9-11 as well.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #15

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Well, considering the dimension and the characteristics of the event and the consequences of it, my choice can be only 9/11.

Other events deserve a thought; for example the "Start of the use of the EURO (2002)" which anyway has changed the monetary equilibrium at global level [not a little matter], but in my opinion 9/11 has started an entire season [not ended yet] of changes and conflicts which is affecting the entire world.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #16

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I voted for the financial crunch of 2008, which started a series of events still ongoing, like the current Euro crisis, and which impact is still felt, with unforeseen consequences.

9/11 was a major event of course, but I tend to regard economic reasons as the greatest movers of history.

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Old January 18th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #17

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Old January 19th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #18

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9/11 is for me the most important event since the year 2000, since what happened on that day has had a huge impact on current events.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #19

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depressions come and go in history and terrorist attacks are not uncommon either... sure this one was bad but is it such a special thing in history? not really if you ask me
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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #20

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depressions come and go in history and terrorist attacks are not uncommon either... sure this one was bad but is it such a special thing in history? not really if you ask me

It's a bit more then just a bad terrorist attack,it was horrendous,and caused a lot more to follow with the war on terror etc so the 'ripple effect' it created is very important in history.

It was one of those moments where you still remember what you were doing at the moment you heard about it - that doesnt happen with many events.
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