History Paper - Francesca Simeon May 8, 2007 History 102-02...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Francesca Simeon May 8, 2007 History 102-02 Essay #2 Most Significant Historical Event of the 20 th Century Throughout the twentieth century, there have been numerous events that have marked importance to the world. From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria that signified the start of the World War I to the partition of India urged by Muhammad Ail Jinnah, affairs across different continents have led to both short and long term effects. One event that stands out the most is World War II. From the years of 1939 to 1945, World War II became catalyst for dividing countries, reparations put upon countries, and death to millions. Through both short and long-term outcomes, World War II has led to events that demonstrated political, economic, and cultural changes. From a political standpoint, World War II started the Cold War and decolonization of countries controlled by European and other Western countries. For decolonization, borders became blurry amongst the gain and lost of territories. Through peaceful and violent movements, the citizens of these placed demanded independence. In
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 102-02 taught by Professor Rowe during the Spring '07 term at St. Xavier.

Page1 / 3

History Paper - Francesca Simeon May 8, 2007 History 102-02...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online