Final essay topic. Some would argue that World War I was the defining event of the modern age. They would say
that it fundamentally changed economics and politics, art and religion, family relationships—in fact, all the major aspects of society and culture around the world. Others would assign that central, pivotal role to World War II, the worldwide depression of the 1930s, Vatican Council II, or some other great event. What, in your opinion, is the most important event of modern world history? With reference to at least three aspects of society and culture and at least two different parts of the globe, demonstrate the paramount importance of the event you have chosen.