By Niall Ferguson
Day-by-day TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE 12 months If within the yr 1411 you were in a position to circumnavigate the globe, you are going to were such a lot inspired via the incredible civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden urban was once lower than development in Ming Beijing; within the close to East, the Ottomans have been ultimate in on Constantinople. in contrast, England could have struck you as a depressing backwater ravaged by way of plague, undesirable sanitation and relentless conflict. the opposite quarrelsome kingdoms of Western Europe - Aragon, Castile, France, Portugal and Scotland - could have appeared little greater. As for fifteenth-century North the USA, it was once an anarchic wasteland in comparison with the nation-states of the Aztecs and Incas. the concept the West may come to dominate the remainder for many of the following part millennium could have struck you as wildly fanciful. And but it occurred. What used to be it in regards to the civilization of Western Europe that allowed it to trump the outwardly stronger empires of the Orient? the reply, Niall Ferguson argues, used to be that the West built six "killer applications" that the remainder lacked: festival, technological know-how, democracy, medication, consumerism and the paintings ethic. the most important query at the present time is whether the West has misplaced its monopoly on those six issues. if that is so, Ferguson warns, we can be dwelling in the course of the finish of Western ascendancy. Civilization takes readers all alone impressive trip around the globe - from the Grand Canal at Nanjing to the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul; from Machu Picchu within the Andes to Shark Island, Namibia; from the proud towers of Prague to the key church buildings of Wenzhou. it's the tale of sailboats, missiles, land deeds, vaccines, blue denims and chinese language Bibles. it's the defining narrative of recent international background.
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At the same time, it is important to recognize that all national boundaries are porous, and that the globalization of technologies and communications is the new reality of contemporary life. The cultural capacities of Nigerians—Christian, Muslim, and traditional— to set an example in conflict resolution will have enormous implications for global society in the years to come. The success or failure of democratic federalism in Nigeria will have even greater consequences. 61 That is why the international community is beginning to focus on the capacity of grassroots civic organizations and cultures in Nigeria to come to grips with the causes and consequences of local interfaith and ethnoreligious violence.
Ference of 1957, it was agreed that the east and west would become selfgoverning as soon as possible, and that the north would set its own date for self-government (1959). Federal elections were held in 1959 to determine the composition of the national government. With independence on October 1, 1960, the major northern party won a plurality (143) of the 312 seats in the federal parliament and formed a governing coalition with the dominant party from the east, leaving the dominant party from the west as the opposition.
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Civilization: The West and the Rest (UK Edition) by Niall Ferguson