In a past article, we looked at three world historical events that have shaped our lives. In this article, we shall continue with the countdown as we finalize everything and go all the way to position one.
- Germany Invades Poland in 1939
Had this not happened, you can be sure that Hiroshima would never have been bombed by the USA. After Germany invaded Poland under the leadership of Hitler, UK and France declared war on the country and thus resulting into World War II . We are all aware that this war led to the emergence of the US and the Soviet Union as the world superpowers.
Germany got split into west and east where it was respectively occupied by the Allies and the Soviet. The Arms Race and the Cold War are blamed to have been triggered by the war which came to change the political world for years to come. What is more notable is that the United Nations was formed. We cannot however, forget that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki children got deformed.
- Industrial Revolution
You are able to sit in your office today because somewhere in England in 1760, Industrial Revolution happened or we may say it started. This was not just an immediate blast of events. Rather, it was an interconnection of logical ideas, technological inventions and a drive within mankind to flee from feudalism. The Industrial Revolution, which was an aftermath of Renaissance, was well received in Europe and French as they went as far as abolishing Feudalism. The technology, transportation and healthcare that you enjoy today are as a result of the Industrial Revolution that our predecessors on earth brought sometimes back.
- The 1773 Boston Tea Party
Did you think that the list could have been topped by something better? Who cares about what happens in a tea party anyway? But that is not so, especially not when people boycott the coffee and label it as the English drink which eventually culminates into the American Revolutionary War.
You are now wondering how that changed the world. America became the first nation to oppose the tyranny of her majesty. This wasn’t just a war between England and America but also among major European Nations. The congress declared independence on July 1776, resulting into major changes in the world. 13 colonies in the world were set free, French Revolution began followed by Russia and war in other major colonies started shortly. The economy of Great Britain also crashed since it relied on exploiting these colonies’ resources.
And there you have it. The three-day series has brought to our attention the major historical events that have changed the world into how we know it now. Probably there would have been no World War and then would we be having the United Nations? Or if the Boston tea party was not boycotted, would the American Revolution that inspired nations to fight the British colonies, would it have ever happened? But one thing is that history has a way of happening.