The following blog is greatly adapted from “Karl Marx and the American Civil War” by Donny Schraffenberger. I found this article extremely interesting, but rather long for anyone not completely interested in Karl Marx. Therefore, I’m condensing the key points into a short blog.
Battleground States: A 21st Century Analysis
Here’s how the 2016 battleground states (I’ll use a loose interpretation of this) have voted since 2000. The numbers will be the % difference (rounding decimal up or down) between the Republicans and Democratic parties only. On virtual ties, I will put the winner’s name first.:
Every State’s Favorite Hometown Presidential Candidate
It is interesting that Obama, Ford and Eisenhower are the only presidents to be the most popular home-state presidents of two states. Other surprising facts include:
A Review of Books about the French Revolution and Napoleonic Eras
I estimate that I’ve read and owned about 35 books covering the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era since I began reading books from this period sometime around 2001. In this blog, I’ll list the eleven books of the original 35 that I have kept.
What if the Roman Empire Collapsed Early?
I decided to simulate a scenario using Europa Universalis 4 to see what the world could have looked like if the Roman Empire fell apart by 100 A.D. Check below to see map at the very end of this short blog.
Unranked 100 Most Influential People in Recorded History
I can finally present my Top 100 Most Influential People. Originally, my list was close to a thousand names. I find these 100 people (or groups of people) to have had a stronger worldwide influence on the living in 2016 than those who fell short for this list.
The Final Cut Towards the 100 Most Influential People List
The list of candidates for the remaining spots are now few enough that I can rank this small group of people and make cuts at the bottom of the list.
Nearing to the Top 100: The Influence of Politicians
I’ve determined to reduce this list further by select Deathwish’s political candidates with my entire suggested list. Doing so might help in figuring out who should be demoted to the honorable mention list.
Fight for Inclusion into the Top 100: Nicephore Niepce
As such, I’ve decided to run his contested suggestions through a gauntlet of my devil’s advocated suggestions.
Toward a Top 100 Most Influential People
I had recently published my preliminary list for the Top 100 Most Influential People in World History. The dilemma was that I found 25 figures that were guaranteed inclusion, and this left me with 162 people who had to battle it out for the final 75 slots.
Preliminary Top 100 Most Influential List
The following list of names comes from my collection of Influential People blogs. I have narrowed the list down to 160+ individuals who have a true shot at making the top 100 list. This means 62 of the following people will not make the list. Of these 162, I will divide it into people who are virtually guaranteed a spot, and a list of people that must be argued in.
Most Influential People from Record History that Are Either Uncategorized or Left Off My Previous Lists
The following are list of influential thinkers from world history that either cannot be categorized in my other lists, or I had left them off the other lists, but my readers have encouraged me to add them to a list of “Most Influential People”. Everyone listed is a candidate for inclusion for my eventual list of top 100 most influential people of all time.