The focus on Western history often overshadows other regions and cultures. The Mongols, for example, had a profound impact on the Earth over a thousand years ago. Europe’s influence will eventually diminish, especially as more nations modernise and develop. The bias towards Western history is known as eurocentrism. It is a relic of colonialism and Cold War ideologies, but has declined somewhat since the 1970s, when the rise of Orientalism shifted that emphasis toward non-Western history.
The First World was divided into two, with the First World consisting of Western-aligned countries and the Second, which included the Soviet Union and a number of Eastern bloc countries in the Soviet sphere. The Third World included the People’s Republic of China, which had friendly relations with the Soviet Union and was of major geopolitical importance. Several newly-independent nations took a non-aligned position, while others gravitated towards the Soviet Union.
The second half of the 19th century saw the French and American Revolutions, which marked the beginning of a centuries-long quest by the working and middle classes for political independence. The resulting struggles for independence ultimately led to the creation of large new European states, including Britain and Germany. As the 19th century progressed, however, rivalries between European nations increased. Nationalist movements throughout the continent were left unresolved and war broke out.
The ancient Greeks applied human reason to observations of the natural world and created the first naturalistic images of humans. This culture is credited with the birth of Western philosophy, mathematics, theater, science, and democracy. The Romans, meanwhile, ruled over much of Europe, establishing an empire that included a great part of the western world. And this history is not complete without the emergence of the modern world. These people shaped the world we know today.
In addition to a wide variety of cultures, the 20th century saw the rise of Islam, one of the world’s three great monotheistic religions. It spread from Spain to India, and eventually established itself as an empire. In its heyday, the Muslim world had been a center for learning and culture, largely due to the great advances made by the Islamic empire. This culture also preserved and translated ancient Greek texts. The twentieth century was a time of great changes for humanity.
As a general rule, Western World History 30 focuses on the history of people, places, and events that have shaped the modern world. Students will learn about ancient civilizations, world religions, and the rise and fall of empires. They will also learn about the emergence of nation-states, political movements, and environmental issues. These areas of history are important for understanding the world’s complex interplay of cultures, and they will prepare them to make informed decisions in the future.
The exhibition traces the history of human societies and civilizations from the earliest times to the present. It highlights a variety of cultures and traditions, from ancient Rome to contemporary Japan. In a way, the exhibition shows how cultural diversity can impact our present day. There are also examples of multiculturalism, from Native American culture to the Scandinavians. The exhibition is sure to evoke the questions many students have about the importance of culture and history.