The "shot heard 'round the world" - The Assasination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Gavrilo Princip single-handedly set off a chain reaction which ultimately leads to the deaths of 80 million people.
With just a couple of bullets, this terrorist starts the First World War, which destroys four monarchies, leading to a power vacuum filled by the Communists in Russia and the Nazis in Germany who then fight it out in a Second World War.
Considering that all Princip wanted was to bring Bosnia under Serb control, it's a bit ironic that after a century of very messy history, it isn't. Everything about the world has changed drastically over the last century, except that.
Most historians consider the 20th century to have begun in 1914, so in essence, Gavrilo Princip is the man who created the 20th Century.
Some people would minimize Princip's importance by saying that a Great Power War was inevitable sooner or later given the tensions of the times, but I say that it was no more inevitable than, say, a war between Nato and the Warsaw Pact. Left unsparked, the Great War could have been avoided, and without it, there would have been no Lenin, no Hitler, no Eisenhower. Princip is one of the few individuals ever to make history.
>>35125 >moon landing >a great moment of history Nothing of note has ever happened as a consequence of a moon landing, and it has not marked in any way the birth of a new era. It's an irrelevance in the field of history, I'd argue. Perhaps it was a crowning achievement in science, but I'd presume getting into orbit/space in the first place was more important and this is simply an extension of that. On topic, I'd argue the victory of Rome in the Punic Wars. In the first it showed Rome to be a major power for the first time and set the stage for the rest of their expansion; of which is still affecting modern society today.
Reminder that it was a meaningless bit of patriotism and meant nothing when it comes to modern space exploration or science. The greatest moment in history was when some woman planted seeds to make wheat grow
>>35125 it was when Nathan Rothschild learned of Napoleon's defeat at waterloo a day before the English government and decided to publicize England's defeat instead, causing a massive stock market crash and allowing Rothschild to buy up the stocks at dirt cheap prices and simultaneously seize the bank of england.
This put an incredible amount of power into the hands of one family and grew the first head of the Illuminati
Seconded. He was the fucker who triggered everything set up on previous decades.
>Some people would minimize Princip's importance by saying that a Great Power War was inevitable sooner or later given the tensions of the times, but I say that it was no more inevitable than, say, a war between Nato and the Warsaw Pact.
Unlike with WWI everyone and their dog were painfully aware that World Wars suck a lot if Cold War would have gone hot. 1914 everyone rushed to war with patriotic frenzy as everyone were sure they would win and come back home before Christmas. With nuclear weapons and sophisticated bombers everyone knew that WWIII would suck order of magnitude more than previous installations of World War.
>>35700 >Nothing of note has ever happened as a consequence of a moon landing, and it has not marked in any way the birth of a new era. It's an irrelevance in the field of history, I'd argue. Perhaps it was a crowning achievement in science, but I'd presume getting into orbit/space in the first place was more important and this is simply an extension of that.
Mankind literally landed on another rock in space. If mankind is ever going to expand beyond this planet it becomes far more important than just getting to orbit.
It's going to happen sooner or later unless our species will commit collective suicide.
Apollo program had massive effect on technology. Material sciences, computers and lots of other shit advanced very rapidly and ended up having other practical applications. It's probably biggest ever scientific program done for science and propaganda value instead of warfare.
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