Since the beginning of time, all sorts of changes have occurred throughout the world. Changes in nature, in people, in cities, in countries, wars, politics, kingdoms, etc. Three significant major changes in history that occurred before 1500, that shaped the world were: the Neo-Lithic Revolution, Alexander the Great’s conquests, and the travels of Marco Polo.
Firstly, the Neolithic Revolution is a great place to start in History because that is when the first major shift of among people’s way of life throughout the whole world occurs. It occurred approximately 10,000 years ago. Many hunter-gatherers turned into farmers because they saw it was a good opportunity to have a larger quantity of food readily available. This change in living caused a massive landslide of other changes to occur with it, such as growth in populations, cities were built and a rise of cities occurred, quantity of food over quality of food, sometimes crops were destroyed by nature, and disease spread because of larger populations living together. Although some negative effects from early farming occurred, the good effects eventually got better and overshadowed the negative. The main advantage to this change, is that people learned and continue to learn how to better develop farming, city building, and health techniques over time, even to this day in the year 2014!
Many conquests have occurred over time, but Alexander the Great’s conquests left a large mark in History. Also known as Alexander III of Macedon (356-323 BC), he assumed the throne after his father, Phillip II was assassinated and ruled 335-323 BC. Alexander had a personal mission of conquering the known world...
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...r his travels, Polo became a prisoner of war in Genoa (Genoa was at war with Venice in the War of 1294–1299) between 1298–1299. While in prison, Marco met and wrote The Travels with the romance writer, Rustichello da Pisa. His tale of The Travels was beneficial to nobles, merchants, and evangelists of the time. It enabled them to know their surroundings and take advantage of the new opportunities of trade and religion, etc.
Many monumental events have changed the course of History, but none shall be remembered as well as the Neo-Lithic Revolution, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and the Travels of Marco Polo! These three events shook the foundations of the world. They inspired great changes that echo into today’s world, where men can still observe the effects of these amazing changes. These echoes into the future are what made these turn of events so great!
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