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This interactive timeline and video show the growth and spread of the human population from the 1st century C.E. until the present. Sustainability is the theme.

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those that came to the new world did not know how or what small pox & measles were, they didn't purposely infect the population. so far as malaria, it was here long before anyone was here. neocolonialism...ridiculous

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Crash Course - The Atlantic Slave Trade -- In which John Green teaches you about one of the least funny subjects in history: slavery. John investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own other people based on skin color.

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The Genocide of Native Americans is by far the most overlooked Genocide in history. European colonization of the “New World” directly led to the decline of its indigenous population by more than 80% and resulted in Native Americans becoming second-class citizens in their ethnic homeland. Estimated killed: 2,000,000-100,000,000.So few acknowledge this.Why is this not in our history books?

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WWI; Soldiers of the London Scottish Regiment attending to their comrades' graves.

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An incredible way to look at the distribution of people over the earth. It's scary and awesome at the same time. And it's bizarre that New Jersey got mentioned! We have a densely populated state, but where I live, in central/south New Jersey, it is full of open space. We have land between villages and towns. Hmm. Hard to grasp.
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If the population suddenly changed…

An incredible way to look at the distribution of people over the earth. It's scary and awesome at the same time. And it's bizarre that New Jersey got mentioned! We have a densely populated state, but where I live, in central/south New Jersey, it is full of open space. We have land between villages and towns. Hmm. Hard to grasp.

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Here’s a fresh take on a complex set of data. What if you took all the statistics about everyone in the world and boiled it all down into one question: what if the world was just 100 people? What if you took the billions and billions of people on Earth and made it so only 100 people could represent them? You’d get some super-simplified but interesting stats, that’s for sure.
from All That Is Interesting

14 Amazing Infographics Bound To Blow Your Mind

Here’s a fresh take on a complex set of data. What if you took all the statistics about everyone in the world and boiled it all down into one question: what if the world was just 100 people? What if you took the billions and billions of people on Earth and made it so only 100 people could represent them? You’d get some super-simplified but interesting stats, that’s for sure.

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http://c.mfcreative.com/email/newsletters/awj/2011/20110710Funeral.jpg - article describing how the 1919 Influenza epidemic afftected family history and where to look.

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