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maps of World Empires in History
GNP Per Capita (Average Income)
Average Life Expectancy
World Population Distribution
World Population Growth 1900, 1950, and 2000
Each human figure=100 million people
World Population Density, 1950 and 1998
The Islamic World
The World in the 20th Century
Young people in the "information age" often lack depth of understanding
of world history.
Few students today understand just how much the world changed in the 20th century.
At the beginning of the20th century most of the world's peoples were ruled by European empires.
"Globalization" has been a long historical process.
Nations that Gained Indepedence from 1945-1999
The Age of Imperialism
The British Empire around 1900
19th Century Slogan: "The sun never sets on the British
Africa at the Outbreak of World War I
Asia in 1910