Best Historical PeriodsHumans have been on Earth for 250,000 years. What was the best and most interesting historical period?
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The era of science, mass translations and humanity throughout the world but mainly focused in Baghdad and Spain.
An era of stunning intellectual and cultural achievements. A blending of Arab, Egyptian, Persian, and European tradition.
A time where Islam was spreading. This made the world wiser and better.
Best period of time to be alive
The interesting political movements especially in America after the 9/11 bombing, the questions about America's social mobility with Barack Obama being elected. And on the other side of the pond, Tony Blair and the war in Iraq. Also a study could be conducted on the effects of the economic crash and how compliance in banking has become increasingly more important.
So low? - AlphaQ
ALSO THE ASSASINATION OF OSAMA BIN LADEN!
Learned about it sounds great
The most important reason the Civil War was was fought was to preserve the union, but the undisputed cause of the was was slavery. The South left the union when Lincoln was elected because of his stance that slavery could not be allowed to spread to new territories. Note that slavery caused the war but preserving the union was the primary objective. Evidence to this is the fact that Lincoln did not emancipate the slaves in the union free States until the war was won because he wanted to keep them in the union.
There was significant abolitionist movements at the time mostly among the northern blacks, woman, and Quakers, but also by various others such as Southern woman Moncure Conway.
And letters from civil war soldiers clearly state that they believed slavery was the immediate cause of the war. One Wisconsin private wrote "this second war equally as holy as the first by which our fathers gained those liberties and privileges, which have made us a great and ...more
The American Civil War was when the South was being ignored by the North and so decided to leave. (It was not about slavery, the north had slaves to. There were just bigger plantations in the South. This was a time when more was expected from teenagers, and they stepped up to the challenge. (P.S. did you know that Admiral David Farragut was placed in control of a captured enemy ship and it's crew when he was only 12? Sad that so many of my fellow teenagers can't do this kind of thing! )
What the hell is wrong with you guys, quite clearly the 50's would be the best time to visit America!
Everything about the 50s is amazing. The music, life style, the clothing. I would love to live in that time period.
You do realise that if you were a man aged between 18 and 24 years of age you had to do 2 years National Service. Also rationing was still at large. - jezza0
Yeah, We got one of the best US Presidents ( Eisenhower ) out of the 50's. Also, after a period of worldwide war in the 40's, the 50's was filled with little to none conflict.
It was a dark era for Europe as many countries were still repairing themselves after WW2. Movies were abysmal compared to what we have nowadays. The only worthwhile thing that happened in the 50s was that the T.V was invented. - jezza0V 6 Comments
WOO! Welcome to the good life! Sweet music and styles, awesome trends and epicness everywhere! People have nostalgia for the eighties for a reason.
The decade Margret Thatcher ruined Britain by shutting down the coal mines and increased unemployment as a result. - jezza0
Best era ever and I wasn't even in it
Nah it was mediocre. - AlphaQV 3 Comments
The first war where military tactics were completely different, and the battle of Trafalgar with Nelson.
Pretty cool time to live, Join the British army and be a Grenadier
Long live Napoleon!
Um Punic wars anyone
What more can u want from history
This was the time when friendship was actually a cool thing, nowadays it's just everybody walking around in full face coverage and kim kardashian clothes rip-offs, and selfies...
Wo! Nirvana baby! Grunge will never die!
In Britain we had Britpop and Noel's House Party
Yep. Personally one of my couple of favorites. Many good things happened here. The INTERNET! :D :D - floridiancatV 1 Comment
38, WHAT! Probably the most important event in modern human history.
Hello Marie Antoinette anyone?
"Heads rolling through Paris..."
This shold be about 3rd.V 4 Comments
The fifties and seventies rank higher? The sixties were the peak of the second Renaissance. We see an explosion in art, science and technology. Parents and kids weren't happy then. Ever heard of the generation gap? The Beatles were great but how about mentioning maned space travel to the moon?
The Beatles made this my favorite time period! Especially how happy kids and parents were back then!
Audrey hepburn and the beatles
60s were too cheesy. - AlphaQV 1 Comment
The future. So many possibilities out there that we have yet to discover... And as a bonus, it never ends! Maybe one day, when people use jet packs to fly and the world is filled with extraordinary technology, we'll finally realize that the future is what makes us who we are! P.S. I have never, EVER heard of Feudal Japan, so maybe you should vote for the ones you DO know!
Yeah the future probably sucks and it's probably worse than now and about 4 or 5 billion years from know the sun swallows earth so I hate it that's why I picked the fifties
Armageddon, the Rapture, the Lord's return... Looking very forward.
cool stuffV 2 Comments
Favorite period in history for the battles and birth of a new nation
It's just amazing. So monumental.V 2 Comments
I was born in the 80's, and you can tell from its music that it was a smooth joyful period
I LOVE THE 80S EVEN IF I WAS BORN IN 2004
It had many early modern philosophers such as Voltaire and Nietzsche - ethanmeinster
You mean when Pixar created Toy Story? I see your angle here. - jezza0
The Simpsons, King of the Hill, South Park and the rise of Pixar.
Ain't that the 1990s? That's already on this list.
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