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The 20th Century brought revolutionary changes to ourworld and our lives: the human population of the world tripled,space travel became reality, two world wars and a host of otherconflicts were fought, and huge advances in science, technology andcommunication resulted in the globalised world we know today.
Enormous steps were made in wiping out widespreaddiscrimination, from the women’s suffrage movement leading towomen’s right to vote in western countries, to the civilrights movement in the US challenging racial segregation. Thepolitical landscape has provided lots of excitement, withcharismatic and scandalous presidents in the White House, the firstfemale prime minister in the UK, dictators working to variousmanifestoes across the world, the Middle East conflict and thechanging balance of political and economic“superpowers”.
Technological advances have resulted in nigh on universaladoption and dependence on automobiles, computers, mobiles andother wireless technology. The exponential rate at which technologyis evolving is one of the variables that make the twentieth centuryso fascinating.
All this and much, much more happened in a mere one hundredyears – where did we find the time to do so much?!Twentieth Century History For Dummies tells all...