In his book, Centuries of Change, author and historian Dr Ian Mortimer explains which century saw the most change and why it matters to us. From his research, we bring to you the most significant change in each century from the eleventh century to the twentieth. 11th Century: Discontinuation of Slavery Although the slavery continued … Continue reading Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw What Change?
The Qing dynasty which had ruled China for centuries had gone weak by the beginning of the twentieth century. The dynasty tried to modernise the country, but the efforts did not go well. In 1911, the Chinese Revolution (also known as Xinhai Revolution) took place, which ended the 2000 year old imperial rule in China. … Continue reading Chinese Civil War
During the 19th century, Russia made some efforts to modernise itself by trying to free the serfs or peasants. But this did not go well. Tsar Alexander II, who made these reforms, was assassinated in 1881. His son, Tsar Alexander III, undid most of the earlier work. All of this added up to the desperations … Continue reading The Russian Revolution
World War I had set the stage for World War II. Once again, the European nations’ invasions led to a massive war which would spread through a major part of the world. The actual war began on 3 September 1939, two days after Germany had invaded Poland. Hitler was the leader of Germany at that … Continue reading World War II