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Posted By Confutus

I've been rethinking my approach to history of the past year, again. I've adopted a flatter approach based on having pictures of nations gradually emerging from a collection of undistinguished events. January has already been divided up somewhat, so I'm working with February. The political furor in Wisconsin, the Irish general election, and the earthquake in New Zealand begin to stand out. Future passes through the events will produce more that stand out, and more details about them.

   I am still interested in adding more nations, but I'm getting down to very small ones, and I feel a need for better interconnections among the ones I do have in order to identify subdivisions (for instance, I need to subdivide the Balkan peoples, but I need that section linked to other large nations before I can do this well.  I have been making progress, but no specific report.

   I am also working on the interconnection of elements of social structure and change: As I go deeper into this, examples may begin to emerge.  I have also begun a more detailed examination of Christianity, and connection of its major branches to peoples of the world. I have been wanting to get to this for some time, and it's finally about time.  I was taking note of the attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt, and wondering where the Copts fit into the major branches of Christianity. It appears that they are grouped mostly with the Orthodox.


Posted By Confutus

It's been almost three months since my last post here. I haven't died, although I did take three weeks in July to travel to Arizona because a family member did.  I gave up on the attempt to keep up with current events, and shifted my focus to beginning my analysis of history in January 2011. I now have the main pages for the early 2010s and 2011 connected to all the divisions of Sociology as far as it has been developed, which will speed up the process of connecting current events. The first quarter 2011 and January 2011 are fully connected to nations, and I have some analysis for the weeks of January. I still don't know if I can catch up and keep up with current events, but I'm getting closer. 


   The interconnections among nations are also improving; Western Civilization in general and the United States in particular are almost fully connected to other nations, so when I go to analyze current and recent events, I can sort out international events dealing with the various other nations.  I have also begun a greater concentration on connecting the areas of social structure and change. For some time, I have been interested in considering histories of social movements such as the industrial revolution, socialism, feminism, and numerous others: This part of my studies is about to begin in earnest, as I connect these to more history and more nations.  I hope that this will begin to add more content and substance to my discussions than the rather boring scaffolding linkage of nations and periods of history that have dominated my efforts.


I have not quite penetrated into the discussion of religion, although I keep getting closer to more detailed discussion of this as well.





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