The Most Memorable Periods in History
Throughout history, there have been several noteworthy periods filled with cultural milestones, scientific achievements and decisive battles that have shaped our world. Below we have listed the top 10 most memorable periods in history that have shaped the way we live today.
The period from the 14th to the 17th century was known as the Renaissance. This time was marked by a renewed interest in the arts, culture, and sciences. Many of the most famous artists of all time were born at this time, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. This period of time led to cultural and scientific advances which completely transformed Europe on a societal level.
The Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment was a significant period in history that began in the 17th century and lasted until the early 19th century. It was marked by scientific and philosophical questioning during which many scientific advancements were made alongside a transition towards rational political thought. People began to approach traditional knowledge with an intellectual curiosity that led to new fields of study such as sociology, economics, and political science.
The American Revolution
The American Revolution (1775–1783) was the time when 13 British colonies broke away from Great Britain and formed the United States of America. It was a period characterized by intense political upheaval and social change. It was a time when the historical value of self-government, liberty and individual rights became essential in daily lives of Americans.
The Industrial Revolution (1750 to 1914) was a period when major changes took place in the field of mechanical development and industrialization that spun nations away from traditional agricultural dominance to a urbanization-centric industrial capacity. Major innovations in computing, transportation and communication technologies led to vast growth and development unknown to man. In many ways, the Industrial Revolution is credited to fostering international trade and defining the early-century model of capitalist economies.
The World War I
The First World War (1914-1918) marked the dawn of modern mass warfare the world had never seen before. It claimed lives of over 20 million people and was a time of catastrophic conflict globally, sending several powers into major recessions and financial crisis that altered the world order through majorly impacted foreign trade and relations. It was also the time during which women in many regions claimed right to suffrage and voting privileges.
The Cold War
There were numerous conflicts throughout the era of the Cold War (from 1945-1989); tension kept ratcheting up between the United States and the Soviet Union even post-WWII. This era accentuated by an inherent fear of mass annihilation that led the US to enter space exploration and military production of nuclear weapons to prevent the onset of another World War.
The Space Age
The modern space age time-period, beginning with Russia’s launch of the satellite Sputnik in the year 1957, revolutionized human thought and its understanding of the cosmos. Ensuing moon landings confirmed human curiosity and fortified the knowledge gained from early robot-infused orbits around earth carrying political and scientific monumental undertones with them.
The Womens’ Movement
The Womens’ Rights Advocacy sprouted in the 1960s, the idea of subservation, segregation and suppressing women was beginning to be brought under spotlight around this time. The movement flourished as society began to overhaul limitations of women-dominated professions, marketing jewelry for themselves and claiming a tighter grasp over reproductive rights, and seeking independent intellectual nuance.
The Digital Age
The 90s saw the arrival of the personalisation the computer, which brought hi-tech smack into the glow of every living room giving life to our modern era. A proliferation of dial-up modem services emerged allowing search engine giants to monopolize internet bandwith in ways that have ushered whole integrated cellular structural paradigms, ad deliverance engines, virtual information debt-bearing passwords along with some pseudo-rific personal device upgrading levels. Some of which lend power to sudden trending behaviours that never miss sending out internet-breaking-off frenzies
A prominent historical sequence that wrecked havoc worldwide is the pandemic contagion triggered by certain viruses crossing over to humans. The impact of such world hysteria held accountable for perpetual socioeconomic transformations time-lining throughout different worldwide diasporas.