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Fall of the American Empire IV, Survivors-Win Scoring
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09 May 14 UTC Spring, 1999: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc-a-U2BJnM
10 May 14 UTC Autumn, 1999: They year was 1999, the persian empire had just taken over the territories from Germany through Alaska. The Greeks killed themselves over the last Nutella Crepe and the Jews got eaten by a Shark named Jaws. No boys, this isn't confederacy. This isn't democracy. This isn't candidacy. This is Diplomacy.
10 May 14 UTC Autumn, 1999: I. Christian Contraction in Asia and Africa
A. Asian Christianity
1. The challenge of Islam, yet many cases of tolerance
2. Nestorian Christians in the Middle East and China
3. Mongols and Christians
B. African Christianity
1. Coptic Church in Egypt
2. Nubia
3. Ethiopia

II. Byzantine Christendom: Building on the Roman Past
A. The Byzantine State
1. A smaller but more organized Roman Empire
2. Wealth and splendor of the court
3. Under attack from the West and East, 1085–1453
B. The Byzantine Church and Christian Divergence
1. Caesaropapism
2. Intense internal theological debates
3. Orthodox/Catholic divide
4. Impact of the Crusades
C. Byzantium and the World
1. Conflicts with Persians, Arabs, and Turks
2. Long-distance trade, coins, and silk production
3. Preservation of Greek learning
4. Slavic world and Cyrillic script
D. The Conversion of Russia
1. Kievan Rus
2. Prince Vladimir of Kiev
3. Doctrine of a “third Rome”

III. Western Christendom: Rebuilding in the Wake of Roman Collapse
A. Political Life in Western Europe, 500–1000
1. What was lost with the fall of Rome?
2. What aspects of Rome survived?
3. Charlemagne as a Roman emperor, 800
B. Society and the Church
1. Feudalism and Serfdom
2. Role of the Roman Catholic Church
3. Spreading the faith
4. Conflicts between church and state
C. Accelerating Change in the West
1. New security after 1000
2. High Middle Ages (1000–1300)
3. Revival of long-distance trade
4. Urbanization and specialization of labor
5. Territorial kingdoms, Italian city-states, and German principalities
6. Rise and fall of opportunities for women
D. Europe Outward Bound: The Crusading Tradition
1. Merchants, diplomats, and missionaries
2. Christian piety and warrior values
3. Seizure of Jerusalem, 1099
4. Crusader states, 1099–1291
5. Iberia, Baltic Sea, Byzantium, and Russia
6. Less important than Turks and Mongols
7. Cross-cultural trade, technology transfer, and intellectual exchange
8. Hardening of boundaries

IV. The West in Comparative Perspective
A. Catching Up
1. Backwards Europe
2. New trade initiatives
3. Agricultural breakthroughs
4. Wind and water mills
5. Gunpowder and maritime technology
B. Pluralism in Politics
1. A system of competing states
2. Gunpowder revolution
3. States, the church, and the nobility
4. Merchant independence
C. Reason and Faith
1. Connections to Greek thought
2. Autonomous universities
3. A new interest in rational thought
4. Search for Greek texts
5. Comparisons with Byzantium and the Islamic World

IV. Remembering and Forgetting: Continuity and Surprise in the Worlds of Christendom
A. Christendom’s legacies
B. Misleading history?
10 May 14 UTC Autumn, 1999: This is diplomacy
10 May 14 UTC Autumn, 1999: Indeed
10 May 14 UTC Autumn, 1999: lol i just took zavicii's spot
11 May 14 UTC Spring, 2000: :|
11 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2000: Quebec. You gotta press ready, not just save.
12 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2001: http://groovychick123.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/pig-face1.jpg
13 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2001: Someone can take my territories I am in 2 many games
13 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2001: ok
14 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2002: Godammit connor
14 May 14 UTC Spring, 2003: :)
15 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2003: Watch till the end. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbepN4dKLbU
15 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2003: What did I just watch
15 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2003: :)
16 May 14 UTC Autumn, 2004: GOOOO SCOOOOOTIE
20 May 14 UTC Spring, 2007: Gotta love Iowa
20 May 14 UTC Spring, 2007: iowa is badass
20 May 14 UTC Spring, 2007: no one attack iowa

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