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post #16 of 132
None of those dictators needed Machiavelli for them to know how to act. Ruthless dictators and tyrants existed well before Machiavelli, and will exist regardless if they have access to his writing.

The answer is, as Duggeh said, the invention of the printing press. Even as important as the Agricultural Revolution was in 10,000 BC or so, it was the ability to easily transmit massive amounts of information that most shaped how the word is today. Without knowledge, we are nothing. You could even make an argument for the invention of the internet, but that would still be more of an extension of the printing press than anything.

Even the number 2 most important event, the Enlightment, was simply an outgrowth of the access to knowledge that the printing press allowed.
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December 21, 2012
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December 21, 2012
LOL! I never knew NiceCans was Mayan.

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I'll say the moment a birth defect primate was born with an opposable thumb; assuming that evolution is the correct theory.
post #19 of 132
The crucifixion of Christ.
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The crucifixion of Christ.
I think his resurrection is even more important. Many people have been crucified...
post #21 of 132
Me killing all the dinosaurs

Just kidding, this is a tough one though, as no one in the universe really has the capacity to gauge an intelligent enough reply to admonish this inquiry, in my opinion.
Since the universe and time goes on many more eons and time periods, there is not a way to have the cogintive ability to fathom such an event. If I must make an ignorant stab at such a hypothesis, I would say the acknowledgement from/of man of the any of the following:

For WellFare: Atom Bomb/Nuclear Bomb
For Science: Black Hole as well as comprehension of anti matter (process of the annihilation of various antiparticle to matter from uber speed collisions)
For Political: Area 51 / JFK information swallowed up
For Political Science: The internet
For Wondor: The Pyramids
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I think his resurrection is even more important. Many people have been crucified...
My mistake... usually when I think of that the two are linked in my mind so they are combined as one epic event.
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My mistake... usually when I think of that the two are linked in my mind so they are combined as one epic event.
I figured as much.
post #24 of 132
When human beings became self-aware.
post #25 of 132
if your looking at something from more modern history, why not the end of world war 1

the conditions placed on germany after the war laid the groundwork for the likes of hitler to take power, and to start WWII, leading to nuclear weapons, the cold war, the whole mess with have with Israel and the Palestinians, many of the wars between WWII and now, the US training Osama, and many of the reasons the middle east has such hate for the US (even though it was really Britain's fault for backing both sides for their promised support in WWII with the promise of their own state) and as a result, we would not have had the attacks on 9/11, and possibly the world would have never seen the military use of a nuclear weapon against civilians, and we wouldn't have another of the "axis of evil" today in north korea
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Oxygen.
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I think his resurrection is even more important. Many people have been crucified...
Probably want to avoid topics like this in a history paper. Events with no historical evidence are really hard to do a research paper on.
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Probably want to avoid topics like this in a history paper. Events with no historical evidence are really hard to do a research paper on.
There's plenty of evidence... not the place to discuss but if you are interested and do some looking you can find all kinds of good stuff.
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There's plenty of evidence... not the place to discuss but if you are interested and do some looking you can find all kinds of good stuff.
But most of them aren't "scientifically sound", and even without Christ we would have civilizations. Without cultivation, we would have a world that's remotely close to what society is.
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But most of them aren't "scientifically sound", and even without Christ we would have civilizations. Without cultivation, we would have a world that's remotely close to what society is.
We could argue that as well as the Darwin topic but lets stick to forum rules and respect the varied opinions of others on important historical events.
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