History Of The Printing Press

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26. King Charles VIII (The Renaissance)
King Charles VIII of France would be the cause of the Habsburg-Valois Wars. In 1494, he would invade Italy with the goal of conquering Naples. This invasion, as well as others, would spark a series of conflicts which involved all the major Italian City States.
27. The Printing Press (The Renaissance)
The Printing Press was invented by a man named, Johannes Gutenberg. The first work printed on it was the “Mazarin Bible”. This new piece of machinery quickly spread across Europe. By 1500, printing presses in over 200cities printed between 8 million and 20 million books. This was by far more than the number of books produced in all of pervious western history. The invention of the Printing Press allowed many humanists to print their works and quickly be disseminated across Europe. The extreme use of printing made it hard for authorities to overpower rebellious views. The printing press caused Martin Luther to have such an effect on Europe. If the printing press had not been invented, then Martin Luther would not have been able to spread his views of Lutheranism and have such a huge impact.
28. Martin Luther’s 95 Thesis Statement (Reformation)
Martin Luther witnessed Tetzel selling indulgences in 1517. This action did not sit well with Luther because he believed that salvation could not be sold by the Pope. He believed that it was a gift of God. On October 31, 1517, Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. His actions eventually led to him becoming the most famous person in Europe. This would also play a part in leading to the German Peasants’ War of 1525 because the German peasants originally supported Luther and complaints that the nobles had seized ...

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...old War. The Soviet Union feared America because they thought we would use Western Europe as a base to attack them. Also, the Soviets wanted to spread communism worldwide. This upset the Americans would were following democracy.
55. Collapse of the Soviet Union (The Cold War)
As a result of the Cold War, the Soviet Union collapsed. In December of 1991, the Soviet Union broke into fifteen separate countries. The collapse of communist governments in Eastern Europe inspired ethnic groups within the Soviet Union. Gorbachev created a policy that allowed these ethnic groups to spread. Because of this, the hard-liners tried to over through Gorbachev with a military coup. This did not work. Under Gorbachev’s reforms, people had lost fear and wanted to fight for their freedom- Russians upset the coup. In December of 1991, Gorbachev resigned from his position as president.
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