World Since 1920

World Since 1920

Existential Does Not Touch Us

Sci-fi visions of a

are so massive and abstract that they do not alarm us or cause any sense of urgency in the microsphere our daily lives.

The coronavirus pandemic should be a lesson learned that these

  • existential threats can sneak up and strike us in a most sudden, destructive and real way, and
  • Existential threats must be faced together in a united global effort, not by the failed notion of unilaterally Making America Great Again.


Big Questions

Is protecting humanity’s future from existential risks the central challenge of our time?

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Intl. Movements, Diplomacy, War Since 1920

  • Period between World Wars 1920-39
  • World War II, 1939-1945
  • International Relations
  • Economic developments from 1940

Europe Since 1920

United States since 1920

Canada Since 1920

Latin-American & Caribbean Nations

East Asia in the 20th century

S. & S.E. Asia since 1920

Australia and Oceania Since 1920

Southwest Asia and Africa since 1920

  • Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • Arab states
  • Israel
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • European colonial system & nationalist movements in Sub-Saharan Africa