Historical chronology is the systematic arrangement of historical events and dates in order of occurrence. Consequently, chronology is a basic tool of history, since it helps in tracing past events and providing a reference and date to their occurrences. Therefore, current events in the modern world attach to a series of occurrences in the past, which took place in a systematic order.
The global economic depression is an example of a chronological event in history, which took place between 1939 to 1945ce. The period featured a great downfall in the world’s economy, owing to the damages that World Wars 1 and 2 had put forth (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p.28). Consequently, various European countries and America formulated various strategies to mitigate the extremes of the economic depression. They sought to employ a capitalist economy similar to the US’ and equally incorporate the freedom of trade within the ambit of the economy’s functioning (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p. 26). Additionally, under the US prodding, various multinational institutions rose to facilitate for the systematic change of the world in the direction of free trade, since the restriction of flow of trade goods was among the major impetuses to the global economic depression (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p. 27). Consequently, various key players such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank played a great role in the restoration of the world’s economy.
On the other hand, Europeans’ role in beginning of global exploration that took place in 1500ce is an equal instance of a chronological event in history. Consequently, the current economy and concept of free market (capitalism) widely attaches to the European creation, which majorly draws from the Europeans’ imperialistic activities (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p. 40). European imperialism equally disseminated capitalistic waves, since their nationals established adverse global empires in the global world, in 1500s. Furthermore, the extent of their global waves accounts for the global hostility towards America and its consequent role in the global economy. Additionally, Britain facilitated for the integration of the global economy to the rest of the world, owing to its expansion of trade roots for the benefit of its industries (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p. 41). Consequently, the steam engine facilitated for the high production levels in Europe, which in turn triggered the culmination of imperialistic activities in the rest of the world, owing to surplus production levels (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p. 54). Therefore, an increase in industrial products, and a need for an equal raw material spearheaded Europeans need for imperialism, thus dissemination of tools of globalization (Historical Foundations of the Modern World, p. 55).
The French revolution in Europe is a chronological incident that has its roots from the 1792ce. The revolution attracted a radical overthrow of European’s powerful monarchies, in the event of the revolutionaries struggle to abolish noble titles and turn places of worship into shrines (Forging the Modern World: A History, p. 152). Consequently, the revolutionaries lived to witness minimum change in their advocacies, which prompted a revolutionary reaction from an opposition regime. However, various factors contributed to the onset of the French revolution (Forging the Modern World: A History, p. 153). The 18th century period in France featured a series of wars that drained the country’s treasuries. Consequently, the French government drafted an antiquated and complex tax system that contributed to the country’s fiscal malaise. Therefore, the depreciation in French economy and the rising prices largely affected the peasants, who in turn resolved for a revolution (Forging the Modern World: A History, p. 154).
Industrial revolution, which took place from 1700ce, is an equal instance of chronological events world’s history. Industrial revolution features individuals’ ability to create a wider framework of labor specialization, initiate growth of towns and cities, and accumulate surplus products by increasing the harness of overall energy (Forging the Modern World: A History, p. 176). Furthermore, industrialization features a wide change between individuals and the environment. Consequently, humans started to unleash fossil-fuel energies, which remained unexploited before the 19th century. Additionally, automobiles, airplanes, steamships, and railroads withdrew their resilience in currents. New harvesting and planting machines waved a positive impact to farmers, which resulted to them securing more land and factory fertilizers. The advent of electricity equally accounts for industrial revolution, since the outcome enabled refrigeration and long-time preservation. Industrial revolution therefore altered individuals’ attitudes towards the environment, and taught them to harness the outcomes of droughts, floods, and storms (Forging the Modern World: A History, p. 179).
Equally, the ancient Egyptian civilization has its roots in 3000bce. The period featured a change in Egyptians’ daily lives, which started to revolve around River Nile and its fertile banks (Egyptian Life, par. 1). Consequently, the annual flooding led to the enrichment of the soil and was an equal impetus to Egyptians’ surplus wealth and harvests. Ancient Egyptian civilization featured Egyptians’ building of mud-brick homes and the growth of subsistence crops (Egyptian Life, par. 2). In addition, Egyptians ventures in trade within themselves for goods and items that were out of their disposition. Furthermore, a large number of the Egyptian population worked as farmers, artisans, field hands, and scribes. Nevertheless, a small population was nobles (Egyptian Life, par. 3).
In conclusion, various historical events depict the systematic occurrence of chronological events in history. A series of events, such as the global economic depression, Europeans’ role in exploration of globalization, industrial revolution, ancient Egyptian civilization, and the French revolution, account for the modern world history.
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Hepp, John H. Historical Foundations of the Modern World. Pennsylvania: Wilkes University, 2015. Online.
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