Social Events in the World Regions

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Africa

Emergence of Homo sapiens

248,000 B.C.E.

First humans to emerge anywhere in the world.

Development of distinctive regional cultures

16,000 B.C.E. - 9,000 B.C.E.

Several distinct, unique cultures emerged throughout Africa.

Emergence of Nubian civilization

3,500 B.C.E. - 1,504 A.D.

A civilization along the Nile River.

Beginning of Bantu migrations

2,000 B.C.E.

Movement of Bantu peoples from their homeland outward into the other regions of Africa.

Kush conquest of Egypt

760 B.C.E.

The powerful Kush empire in Africa conquered and took over Egypt.

Europe

Human entry into Europe

43,000 B.C.E.

From Africa, peoples migrated into Europe.

Era of Greek city-states

800 B.C.E. - 336 B.C.E.

A time period in Greece where the land was divided up into separate city-states, with its individual rulers and leaders.

Reign of Alexander the Great

336 B.C.E. - 323 B.C.E.


Considered one of history's most successful leaders, Alexander the Great stretched his empire (Greek) over many regions as he interacted and conquered many peoples, from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.

New monarchies in Western Europe

1000 - 1200

The monarchy form of government emerges in Europe, focusing on the king and queen rule over the people.

Black Death

1346 - 1350

The horrific spread of the Black Death plague impacted society completely as many people lost their lives, employment was lost, and families struggled to survive.

North America

Human Entry into the Americas

28,000 B.C.E. - 13,000 B.C.E.

Humans migrated from the Eastern Hemisphere into the Americas.

Flourishing of Clovis culture

10,000 B.C.E. - 9,000 B.C.E.

A culture flourishing on its development and usage of stone tools.

Beginning of the Great Depression

1929

When the stock market crashed in the United States, the country as a whole began to decline socially, as the majority of the families struggled to survive and manage their finances properly.

War with Iraq begins

2003

Following the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, the United States declared war on Iraq.

East Asia

Civil war in Japan

1467 - 1568

Society in Japan contained many ideas and opinions, leading to clashes and conflicts among Japanese citizens.

Founding of Chinese Communist Party

1921

Championing communism, this political party rose and grew in China, as the nation began to emerge as one of the few communist countries in the world.

South Asia

Life of the Buddha

563 B.C.E. - 483 B.C.E.


The founder of Buddhism, the Buddha's life was revolutionary in the fact that it united a large group of people with similar beliefs and values.

Latin America

Human Entry into the Americas

28,000 B.C.E. - 13,000 B.C.E.

Humans migrated from the Eastern Hemisphere into the Americas.

Flourishing of Clovis culture

10,000 B.C.E. - 9,000 B.C.E.

A culture flourishing on its development and usage of stone tools.

Norte Chico civilization

3,000 B.C.E. - 1,800 B.C.E.

One of the first civilizations to emerge in the world.

Arrival of Columbus in the Caribbean

1492


In hope to find Japan, Columbus's voyage resulted in the discovery of the New World and interactions with other races.

Middle East

Beginning of Mesopotamian civilization

3,500 B.C.E.

Reign of Hammurabi in Babylonian Empire

1,792 B.C.E. - 1750 B.C.E.


Hammurabi was the sixth king of Babylon, the first king of the Babylonian Empire, and is best known for Hammurabi's Code (a list of laws for the Babylonian citizens).

Southeast Asia

Political fragmentation of "warring states"

500 B.C.E. - 221 B.C.E.

China began to contain many "warring states" in which the country divided into states, containing separate militaries and governments.

Yellow Turban Rebellion

184 B.C.E.


A peasant revolt in a time of famine and poverty, in which the rebels sought employment opportunities and land ownership.

Sui Dynasty reunites China

589 C.E. - 618 C.E.

Followed by the Tang Dynasty, the Sui imperial rule played a huge role in China's golden age. Mainly, this dynasty was responsible for the reduction of the rich-poor social gap and the increase of agricultural production in China.