Colonialism and the subsequent rise and (soon) fall of the West is the biggest event of history that affects the politics of today.
But obviously the big bang is when everything came together so I guess most people would consider THAT the biggest event of all time.
WW2/Holocaust. Over 50 million died with both. Jews, Gypsies, Poles, and others were purposely gassed and shot. Following the war there was mass migration due to shifting borders, etc. Also, it led to the Societ communist years of Easten Europe.
I don't think you can say that there is one singular most important event in history. Arguably in modern history the most important events were WWI and WWI, but as you go further back in history it becomes much more subjective depending on where you are in the world.
I'm from Northern Ireland, and I'm not at all implying that everyone will agree with this, but The Plantation.
As a protestant, I'm probably supposed to support it. But gosh, whata load of trouble that started.
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The fall of the Roman empire shaped the known world for the next millennium, therefore it has been the biggest event in history.
Not really. This was only the case in Western Europe. The eastern Roman Empire lived on for another 1000 years until 1453 (or arguably until the Fourth Crusade in 1204). There was a "Dark Age" following the fall of Rome but only in Western Europe.
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In human history.... The discovery/development of how to plant and harvest. If you think about it, 99.9% of every technological and social advancement since, has sprung indirectly from this point. If ever there was such a thing as the "fruit of knowledge" then primitive man didn't eat it, he buried it in the ground.