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www.nap.edu/read/10436/chapter/2

forerunners of our Western civilization, were based on the interaction of many institutions and ideas, but materials were necessary for them to become effective. Indeed, the characteristics of this early period are mainly an interplay between principles of human organization and the discovery of the properties of matter as they ...

www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences-and-law/political-science-and-government/military-affairs-nonnaval/modernization

Modernization is the current term for an old process—the process of social change whereby less developed societies acquire characteristics common to more .... These important efforts to conceptualize modernization have become, inevitably, objects of controversy in the modernized world of specialized scholars. However ...

www.thebalance.com/command-economy-characteristics-pros-cons-and-examples-3305585

Mar 22, 2018 ... A command economy is planned by a government to attain its societal goals. Here are 5 characteristics, pros, cons, and examples of countries.

kr.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/75/2017/04/Democracy-in-Brief_kor-1.pdf

ize and participate fully in the political, economic, and cultural life of society. Democracies conduct regular free and fair elections open to citizens of voting age. .... tend to be noisy. Democracy depends upon a literate, knowledgeable citizenry whose access to information enables it to par- ticipate as fully as possible in the ...

www.bighistoryproject.com/chapters/4

About 200,000 years ago, we evolved to become the most important force for change on the planet. Our knack for .... Preserved by baking, this system of sticklike drawings offers us the earliest written glimpses of human civilization. The Dead ... Societies became diverse, populations exploded, and collective learning thrived.

www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/development-of-european-civilization.html

With The Development of European Civilization, one important idea will become crystal clear to you: Although history may well be made up of events taking place ... components: the "first estate" of the clergy, the second of the nobility, and the third of everyone else—the vast majority of whom provided all of society's labor. x .

www.sciencedaily.com/terms/western_culture.htm

Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Western lifestyle or European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social ... Tendencies that have come to define modern Western societies include the existence of political pluralism, prominent subcultures or countercultures (such as  ...

www.jareddiamond.org/Jared_Diamond/Guns,_Germs,_and_Steel.html

An extraterrestrial being visiting the Earth 14,000 years ago could have been forgiven for failing to predict this outcome, because the human populations of other ... the question directly: “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo [i.e., steel tools and other products of civilization] and brought it to New Guinea, ...

www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/95dec/chilearn/drucker.htm

They, rather than all the violence of the political surface, have transformed not only the society but also the economy, the community, and the polity we live in. ... Only now that their farm population has shrunk to near zero do the totally urban French loudly assert that theirs should be a "rural country" with a "rural civilization ." ...