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Posted By Confutus
I indirectly referred to my Knowledge Base on my Facebook account as my "Visualization of the Cosmic All". Actually, I can visualize a great deal more than I can write down, but without the attention to detail and discipline of creating the links and looking up specifics, the visualization gets murky. My picture of prehistory is getting down to the level of specific nations. Antiquity has a fairly decent rough outline of Asian history except for the Middle East, and classical and medieval history has Western civilization mostly referred to. The short version is that I'm still missing the most important parts. Modern history would be more limited, except that the US and Brazil have become important nations. For the latest cycle, I so far have only the broadest, vaguest generalities of the mid 20th century. A good part of what I have been doing for the past week is linking pieces of history to the social institutions; religion, government, and economics, mostly. The idea is to eventually fill in the outline of history with details of particular nations, works, individuals, etc.
Posted By Confutus
I have been concentrating so heavily on history that other stuff has been comparatively neglected, so I did some work on that. This wasn't a very productive day, but I added a couple of nations and a couple of cities. I may have mentioned that I have only a few more nations to go before I reach modern city-states such as Hong Kong and Singapore, and there are significantly larger cities that are not yet included. There is still a lot of development of history and sociology to do, especially for the larger nations, and I need cities to do that properly, so I will be concentrating on cities. My basic outline of religions of the world has reached the limit of what I can do without more connections and more research. Government,government, economics, and education haven't, so I will be doing more work with them. There are still numerous pages to add in culture, anthropology, personal studies, and science, so part of my regular routine will be adding more of these.
Posted By Confutus
Most of what I did today was a review of recent years since 2004 and recent quarters since 2011. I didn't add much detail, but I should do better next time around. I also cycled back around to prehistory. I didn't add much detail there, either, but that will come.
Posted By Confutus
I have made a little progress in the 19th century and in the past 30 years. I've caught up a little on Indonesia and Brazil for these periods. Although these are large nations, they aren't the wealthiest or most influential.
Posted By Confutus

The latest review of history is still rather sketchy.  Prehistory doesn't have much real content yet. Antiquity and classical and medieval have a little more.  For modern history, I am making best progress in the 19th century.  So far, I have only have a few of the larger civilizations. I hope and expect to fill out the picture with more of them in successive passes. 

I had hoped to do more with social structure and change, but I find that I am working more with institutions of religion and government.  I have what I think of as a workable sketch of major religious history, but this still needs to be filled out. 

I have thought for some time that religion is underemphasized and rather poorly explored as an influence on history. I hope to do more with it.





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