The Crazy Entanglement of Events in the Early 20th Century

https://docs.google.com/a/cps.edu/document/d/1Nou9qpIymgXiV6YB9Gym2suabehX7u-7t_bOQdWlbTk/edit?usp=sharing

This flow chart shows how so many of the major events of the early twentieth century were connected. Some of the events and connections are perhaps a bit over simplified, but this  flowchart is mainly to illustrate the connection between events, not to explain exactly what happened in each event. I think that it is very important to remember that in history, one event often leads to another, which leads to another and so on. This can create a cascade of bad things that happen, or it’s possible that it could be a cascade of good events, but at least in the case of the early twentieth century, it is mostly bad events. The main things that happen are that World War 1 leads to the roaring Twenties, which sound like they could be good except for the fact that they are a very anti-progressive era and they lead to the great depression which, among other things, leads to World War 2. As you can see from my flow chart, things are a bit more complicated than that, but that is the basic idea and it makes me wonder if perhaps we could be able to predict future wars by monitoring what events are happening currently? Probably not, because only hindsight is 20/20, but I wonder if anyone has ever tried.

 

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