In the early 20th century there was only one non-European/American country which could stand as an economic and military equal of the European/American nations. Which country?
Which was the only country in South East Asia to avoid European colonisation?
Which were the only two African countries to avoid European colonisation?
Which of a. and b. are associated with which of i. and ii.?
i. When they took control of Jerusalem, they massacred the population, with little consideration of their religion.
ii. When they took control of Jerusalem, they treated the population with respect.
a. The Muslims under Saladin.
b. The Christians under, amongst others, King Richard the Lionheart.
The spread of Protestant ideas was enabled by, and probably would not have happened without, a particular technological innovation. Which one?
The Knights Hospitaller of Saint John were one of the religious military orders that were founded in support of travellers to the crusader states established in the Middle East. With the reconquest of the middle east by the Muslims they were forced out initially to Cyprus and then Rhodes, where the ruled for some 200 years. When forced out from Rhodes where did they then settle, through till the end of the 18th century?
The last major outbreak of the Black Death in Europe, to date, was in 1720. Where did it occur?
What is termed the Scientific Method emerged in the 17th century with the works of persons such as Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes and Isaac Newton. What, in simplistic terms, is meant by The Scientific Method?
Three major revolutions occurred in the second half of the 18th century which were to have a profound effect on the world. What were they?
Which of the following are true facts about the American Civil War
a. It led to more American deaths than did the first world war and the second world war combined.
b. It was triggered by Abraham Lincoln’s stated intent to ban slavery from the Southern states.
c. Technologies applied included early submarines, aircraft, and tanks.
d. The two sides were equally matched and the North’s victory was largely due to superior military leaders.
e. Armed conflict began when the North launched an attack on the Confederacy.
Identify some of the contrasts between the beginning and the end of the 20th century.