The Vikings’ violent ways quickly create resistance from the local Algonquin people, and their colonization is not permanent.
In Iceland, the Vikings are unable to easily plunder neighboring lands and quickly become a peaceful people, engaging in trade.
The violent, male sky-gods come to dominate religion, including one named Jehovah.
Please do not take my word for anything, but find out for yourself what is true for you.
This essay was written during the USA's war against Iraq, which really began in 1990, and the essay was originally finished in the summer of 2002.
An epidemic sweeps through the Roman Empire until 270, killing 5,000 of Rome’s citizens each day during the epidemic’s peak, including the Emperor Claudius in 270.
Rome was forced by the population loss to recruit barbarian troops.
Intensive agricultural exploitation of imperial lands are undertaken to feed the empire.
Places such as today’s Libya are forced to become farms for Rome, with the agricultural practices eventually turning Libya into the desert nation it is today. Much of Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and surrounding regions are deforested by Rome, eventually turning it into desert.
Not many Americans will find this essay an enjoyable read, but that is not its purpose.
I am an accountant by profession, not a historian, political scientist, economist, or scientist, and this essay should to be read with that in mind.
The first mass conversions to Christianity were apparently a consequence of the epidemic. Germanic peoples invade the Roman Empire’s lands in Europe during the late 400s, including the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Great Britain.
The Eastern Roman Empire lasts nearly continually for the next 1,000 years, with Constantinople (earlier named Byzantium and later Istanbul) as its capital city. 32-year drought begins to afflict the Moche culture in South America.
The radicalizing experience of pursuing alternative energy woke me up to the extent that I created this website.