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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 19th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #21

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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!
I agree.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #22

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Geez, couldn't the OP have given us more choices?
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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:52 AM   #23

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The last decade was just invasion after invasion in the Middle East...
Erm... what? I counted one invasion: Iraq.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 02:36 AM   #24

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It' too early to tell.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #25

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It' too early to tell.
Yes, actually we cannot know ...

in the first 20 years of this era no one was aware that they were living in the Christian age, since the Christ was still to come [but, he was already alive].

Moreover, on last 13rd December 2011 at CERN LHC has seen some sights which could suggest the "passage" of Z bosons [the notorious Higgs bosons, the particles of God].

If in the following years this will be confirmed, 12-13-2011 will become a historical date in science.

Again, consequences in the long term of events above mentioned can change the order of importance.

So, probably we have to wait.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 05:50 AM   #26

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It would be rather unrealistic to posit that in the first decade of the 21st century there has been a more historically significant moment than 9/11. We've lived through the first decade since those planes crashed, and it's not far-stretched to say it had the largest impact on global politics and global economics in the 21st century. As we dawn into the second decade of the century, the Arab Spring and the economic crisis experienced by the West, are the two events that have the greatest potential to influence further historical development in the 21st century.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #27

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Erm... what? I counted one invasion: Iraq.
The Israelis pulling out of Lebanon and then going back in 6 years later. Ring any bells ?

The Libya military intervention . Not an invasion but still interference.

And you can count Afghanistan, if you include it in your definition of the Middle East
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It would be rather unrealistic to posit that in the first decade of the 21st century there has been a more historically significant moment than 9/11. We've lived through the first decade since those planes crashed, and it's not far-stretched to say it had the largest impact on global politics and global economics in the 21st century. As we dawn into the second decade of the century, the Arab Spring and the economic crisis experienced by the West, are the two events that have the greatest potential to influence further historical development in the 21st century.
I'll bet there was a bunch of gentlemen sitting in the Cavalry Club in say, January 1912, discussing whether the Boer War or the Russo-Japanese war were the big events of the century and congratulating themselves that Britain had no entanglements with the continent where trouble was brewing in the Balkans and was safe behind its wall of super-dreadnaughts.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 07:34 AM   #29

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EURO. To be honest, 9/11 was just a media adventure set up by the American government, so Iím not surprised. The adoption of the EURO as a "continental currency" was a reinforcement of the European Union, making it practically borderless (except for cultural and historical differences). It changed the meaning of Trade Blocs and merged international relations between European countries, given the huge economic diffences between them.
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In my opinion the arabic spring..
911 had only simpbolic global effect (and improved the security).
On the other hand the arabic uprisings changed the status quo in Northern Africa, and we still don't know the results of these event.
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