History The history of the world (eventually)! Community Questions 1900 - present: The recent past You cannot properly understand current world events without understanding the history of the 20th Century. This topic takes us on a journey from the end of Imperialism through two world wars and the Cold War and brings us to our modern world. 1700-1900: Enlightenment and Revolution Do we need kings? Can people govern themselves? What rights do we all have? Can science and understanding uplift all of humanity? This topic lays the foundation for our modern thinking about the world. From democratic revolutions to the establishment of empires backed by industrial power. 1500-1600: Renaissance and Reformation A tutorial about the Protestant Reformation Before 1300: Ancient and Medieval history Surveys of history The tutorials in this topic will take you on sweeping journeys through time so that you can get the really BIG picture for how things fit together. American civics Crash Course: World History John Green teaches you the history of the world in 42 episodes of Crash Course. Learn, study and understand all the important civilizations, empires, wars, and revolutions the world has seen so far.