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The war of the world

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The war of the world

  1. 1. The War of the World<br />By: Amanda Greer<br />
  2. 2. The Great Train Crash<br />Ferguson described World War I as nothing more than the most terrific train crash. <br />It began with the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Bosnian teenager on July 28, 1914. <br />The assassination is still considered one of the most successful terrorist attacks to take place.<br />Ferguson says the assassins actions truly shook and changed the world. <br />
  3. 3. The Great Depression<br />When talking about economic volatility, Ferguson is undoubtedly talking about the Great Depression. <br />Ferguson describes the Great Depression as a catastrophe that was unmatched before or since. <br />On October 29, 1929, “Black Tuesday,” the Dow Jones fell by nearly 12 percent, one of the steepest one day declines in history. <br />
  4. 4. The Holocaust<br />Came to be known as a war against the Jews. <br />However, other non-Jew minorities were targeted as well. <br />Ferguson calls the Holocaust the first and only industrialized genocide. It is without question the most horrible, immoral act in all of history. <br />The mass murder of the Holocaust had a modern edge to it. It was nothing like previous mass murders that had taken place. <br />
  5. 5. Korean War<br />Ferguson ends the book by talking about the Korean War that ended in 1953. <br />The Korean war began June 25, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. The war lasted for a little over 3 years and ended on July 25, 1953 when an armistice was signed. <br />