This century continued to fill in the blanks on the map of the world. Great advances in the applied sciences established industrial development that allowed travel faster than a horse, instant communication across the land and oceans, and the beginning of flight.
“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Theodore Roosevelt
Understanding history is also important to understanding the issues of today.
The end of the Victorian era, changes in world governments’ relations and the rise of America under Theodore Roosevelt led to the devastation of World War One. These events planted the seeds of the tenuous relations between nations today, unrestrained economic growth followed by, a worldwide depression and the inevitable clash of World War Two.
The six years of World War Two still shape current events as it has over the last 70 years.