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Introduction to History II


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Economic history is...
... the study of economies or economic phenomena of the past.
World history is...
... a field of historical study that emerged as a distinct academic field in the 1980s. It examines history from a global perspective.
History of China
Written records of the history of China can be found from as early as 1200 BC under the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC)
The history of Europe covers...
... the peoples inhabiting the European continent from after prehistoric times to the present. Some of the best-known civilizations of prehistoric Europe were the Minoan and the Mycenaean.
The history of the Roman Empire covers...
... the history of Ancient Rome from the fall of the Roman Republic in 27 BC until the abdication of the last Emperor in 476 AD. Rome had begun expanding shortly after the founding of the Republic in the 6th century BC, though didn't expand outside of Italy until the 3rd century BC
History of colonialism
Modern state global colonialism, or imperialism, began in the 15th century with the "Age of Discovery", led by Portuguese and Spanish exploration of the Americas, and the coasts of Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia.
History of slavery spans...
... nearly every culture, nationality and religion, and from ancient times to the present day. Slavery was a legally recognized system in which humans were legally considered the property or chattel of another.
World War I
also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
World War II
also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
The Cold War was...
... a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact).
History of the United States
The date of the start of the history of the United States is a subject of constant debate among historians. Older textbooks start with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 and emphasize the European background, or they start around 1600 and emphasize the American frontier.
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