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[*] posted on 7-20-2008 at 07:38 AM
Most Important Event in History..?


I asked this in the "^<v" thread of the Writer's Block forum, but somebody else posted at exactly the same time as me, so my question never got answered...

What was the most important year in history? The more I think about it, the more important it seems, and everything brings me back to 1914. But that would only affect the last hundred years, so I'm not so sure.

However, biggest cock-up in history would have to be Archduke Franz Ferdinand's driver taking that particularly turn past that particular cafe where that particular man was eating a sandwich. Whoops. (Gavrilo Princip, by the way. A teacher. Teacher's are dangerous.)

Anyway, what does everyone else think? Most important year/event in history?


My justification for 1914: World War One, millions died. Enough said there. But also think of the consequences. If you've ever studied twentieth century history in detail everything has its roots in the First World War. Mussolini came to power on the back of a pretty much fabricated Socialist threat and disillusionment with the government and the war. Hitler did something fairly similar. But here's another thing: Hitler nearly died in the First World War, apparently. How different would Germany have been without him? etc.

I could go on forever, I think. Maybe I will sometime. Still, what do you think?




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[*] posted on 7-20-2008 at 10:31 AM


The title of this thread asks for the most important event, and the question itself asks for the most important year. Hmm. :P I guess it's basically the same question, but since I suck at history... I can't remember dates or years... so I'll answer what I believe is the most important event question.

I think the beginning of the Industrial Revolution is the most important event in history... whenever they discovered how to make steam powered engines or whatever it was that they did.

Yeah, like I said, I suck at history.

But, think about it... how our lives would be so much different without the advances of the past 100+ years. The technologies we have now are phenomenal compared to when just our great grandparents were alive. Not to mention, there have also been some very very bad effects on the environment and our world in general. Yeah.

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[*] posted on 7-20-2008 at 11:00 AM


PFfft you're all crazy. 1605: Johannes Kepler discovers the actual, elliptical and heliocentric model of our solar system. Affected everything, from religion to philosophy to science to agriculture. Also, around that time he also wrote the first recorded science fiction work, where he was transported to the moon so that he could describe what the orbit of earth would look like from there. You wouldn't have the space program, GPS, storm tracking, or even proper farming without Kepler. (I <3 Kepler ^.^)

Barring that, 360 BC, Plato writes the Republic, probably the ultimate, end all be all philosophical work. All philosophy is just a footnote to Plato. (the quote says aristotle but aristotle just copied plato) Freud ultimately steals his concept of id, ego, super ego from Plato's tripartite soul, so therefore psychology ultimately has it's roots in this event, as well as all of philosophy, and political science.

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[*] posted on 7-20-2008 at 11:05 AM


I would have to go with the big bang as THE most important event but I don't think that is what you mean...

I'm going to have to 1789. That was when Samuel Slater came to the US and brought the Industrial Revolution to the US. At least that was always my understanding. As just a general event I would have to agree with The Industrial Revolution as a whole.

I think WWI is very important also but it would have never happened if the idea of factories and all the strange new machines that came out of that time.




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[*] posted on 7-20-2008 at 11:43 AM


Fair enough. I don't think anyone could ever agree on this though. And I'm sorry about the different between the title/question.

But I still think that Franz Ferdinand's Driver wins the Biggest Ever Cock-Up Award. :P




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[*] posted on 7-20-2008 at 01:01 PM


It's impossible to choose just one event or one year, since every event is connected to a previous event. World War I was the outcome of European imperialism (and I'm just simplifying here), which was the outcome of the growth of industrial capitalism, which was the outcome of the industrial revolution, which was the outcome of the Enlightenment, which was the outcome of the bourgeois revolutions of the 17th-18th centuries, which stemmed from the earliest stages of capital accumulation...the center of scientific discovery shifting from the Islamic world to the Western world...Islamic rediscovery of Greek philosophy and mathematics...the fall of the Roman Empire...and it goes all the way back to the first person who banged to rocks together!

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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 07:55 AM


The invention of writing. It started history in the first place - anything before that is called prehistory, right?

Gutenberg and printing should be nominated too.




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[*] posted on 7-21-2008 at 08:19 AM


The invention of the piano by Bartolomeo Cristofori, which is placed around 1720. Maybe it's not important for you guys, but the piano is my life, and I couldn't be happier. It's been the catalyst for some of the most rich and beautiful music this world knows. And, for those of you who want to name symphonies and that kind of thing, composers typically write them using the piano, then transpose the parts. You'll probably find a piano in most schools across America, as they're used for the chorus. So, it does have an influence on everyone, some more than others.



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