Posted By Confutus

It's not always easy coming up with meaningful titles for what is mostly routine activity. Most of my historical connections were made in modern history. I finally accomplished the reversal of Western civilization in the 16th century as far as it goes, which admittedly isn't very far yet. With the 17th century I am still going through Asia. For the 18th century I decided to connect some cities.

 

The 20th century was a little more significant. I touched on the history of Mexico in the early 20th century. At least now I have some notion of who Porfirio Diaz was, and why it's not wise for an incumbent in office to announce his desire to retire, and then run for re-election, especially if he keeps the habit of rigging elections in his favor. This has some personal interest for me, because a number of my relatives a couple of generations back were living in the Mormon colonies in Mexico, and were forced out during the Mexican Revolution.

 

I also touched on Northeastern Europe between the World Wars, on Iraq during and after World War II,  (and now I have an idea of when the late unlamented Saddam Hussein came to power, if not exactly how, and I got the Iran-Iraq war in the right decade ( from the Iraqi side, anyway). I'm just barely getting started with Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, and that's going to be a can of worms, with all the independence movements that were going on. I'm not quite finished with American indians between 1980 and 2000. 

 

I don't have much more comment for the most recent few years. I am still working on 2009, creating links back to it from particular nations, and expanding the coverage of 2010.

 


 
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