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2500 BC
Mesopotamia civilization arises in Fertile Crescent

Sumerians (2500 BC) and Babylonians (2000 BC)
2500 BC
Egyptian Empire
1500 BC
Phoenician Empire
1000 BC - Greek Civilization
Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta (city-states)

Democracy in Athens
1000 BC
Greek Civilization
500 BC - Roman Civilization
Most powerful time about 150 BC

Lasts until 400 AD
500 BC
Roman Civilization
300 BC - Alexander the Great
Conquered Egypt, Asia Minor, and Persia
300 BC
Alexander the Great
30 AD
Beginning of Roman Catholic Church
200
Mayan culture in Central America
1000 - Feudalism
Political and military system based on land

Pyramid of power (kings, lords, knights, peasants)
1000
Feudalism
1050 - Norman Conquest
Williams's (Duke of Normandy) invasion of England
1050
Norman Conquest
1100 - Crusades
Fought between Christians and Muslims

Not beneficial to either side
1100
Crusades
1215 - Magna Carta
King John's barons make him change bad governing style

Limits royal powers and guarantees basic human rights
1215
Magna Carta
1300 - Renaissance
Resurgence in quantity and quality of art, lierature, philosophy

Exploration of world
1300
Renaissance
1378 - Great Schism
Catholic church appoints two popes which causes a split
1378
Great Schism
1400 - Sea Exploration
Portuguese and Spanish are best powers

Columbus, Magellan, Cortes,etc
1400
Sea Exploration
1517 - Martin Luther
Christianity Reform with 95 Theses

Creator of Lutheran Church
1517
Martin Luther
1520 - Henry VIII
Creator of Church of England

5 wives
1520
Henry VIII
1530 - Reformation
Spreading of Protestantism in Europe
1530
Reformation
1682 - Peter the Great
Member of Romanov family

Modernized and expanded Russia
1682
Peter the Great
1720 - Enlightenment
Science, medicine, and arts are primary concerns
1720
Enlightenment
1792 - French Revolution
Peasants band together to reform country

Dictator-like government takes over twith a reign of terror
1792
French Revolution
1795 - Napolean Bonaparte
Seizes power in France and declares himself emperor

Builds Europe's greatest empire since Roman times
1795
Napolean Bonaparte
1800 - Industrial Revolution
Industry causes transportation improvements (steamboat)

Changes way of life for people such as increased city living, increased crime, worse working conditions, and child labor
1800
Industrial Revolution
1848 - Karl Marx
Wrote book "The Communist Manifesto"

Believed people should control resources, not government
1848
Karl Marx
1860 - Charles Darwin
Wrote "The Origin of Species" (natural selection, evolution)
1860
Charles Darwin
1914 - WW I
New war inventions like German U-boat, trench warfare

Central (Germany, Austria) against Allied (France, Great Britain, Russia)
1914
WW I