super1 asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

2000-2008 Historical Changes?


So my sister asked me a question....what changes have happened between the year 2000-2008? She is talking about Historical, political, economic, cultural, and technological changes.

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    Instead of a bunch of junk, here's some things that had significant meaning or impact in the last FOUR years to the world we live in is shocking to read the entire list. We have forgotten so much of it, and we lived thru it.

    I highly reccomend going to Wikipedia & just looking thru the different years.

    Hundreds of bombings, assaults, historical trade agreements, popes & presidents opening talking with past enemies, tech'll just have to look for yourself since there is just so very much.


    Pope John Paul II begins the first official visit by a Roman Catholic pontiff to Israel.

    United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

    Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.

    Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, ending a protracted custody battle.

    The Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania nominates George W. Bush for U.S. President and Dick Cheney for Vice President.

    President Slobodan Milošević leaves office after widespread demonstrations throughout Serbia.

    First resident crew enters International Space Station

    Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S. President to visit Vietnam.


    Noah, a gaur, is born, the first individual of an endangered species to be cloned.

    The Tiananmen Square self-immolation incident occurs.

    Iraq disarmament crisis: British and U.S. forces carry out bombing raids, attempting to disable Iraq's air defense network.

    Tony Blair's Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election.

    An American missile hits a soccer field in northern Iraq (Tel Afr County), killing 23 and wounding 11.

    The world's first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools.

    World Trade Center bombing

    The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.

    U.S. president George W. Bush signs the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

    Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection 5 days after Dynegy cancels a US$8.4 billion buyout bid. At the time this is the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

    U.S. President George W. Bush announces the United States' withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

    The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States.


    Gay Canadian teenager Marc Hall is granted a court injunction ordering that he be allowed to attend his high school prom with his boyfriend.

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a 5-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first U.S. President, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

    The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development, successor of the 1972 Conference on the Human Environment, 1983 World Commission on Environment and Development, and the 1992 Conference on Environment and Development, opens.

    U.S. President George W. Bush addresses the U.N., and challenges its members to confront the "grave and gathering danger" of Iraq, or stand aside as the United States and likeminded nations act.

    U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security, in the largest U.S. government reorganization since the creation of the Department of Defense in 1947.


    The CIA admits that there was no imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    The French National Assembly votes to pass a law banning religious items and clothing from schools.

    The United States lifts a 23-year travel ban against Libya

    The Republic of Ireland bans smoking in all enclosed work places, including restaurants, pubs and bars.

    The last Oldsmobile rolls off of the assembly line.

    The largest expansion to date of the European Union takes place, extending the Union by 10 member-states: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus.

    An American civilian contractor in Iraq, Nick Berg, is shown being decapitated by a group allegedly linked to al-Qaida on a web-distributed video.

    Mexico and Japan finish 2-year-long negotiations and sign a Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City.

    Mexico and Japan finish 2-year-long negotiations and sign a Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City.

    Software giants Oracle Corporation and PeopleSoft agree to merge in a $10.3 billion deal, creating the second largest maker of business applications software.

    One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history hits Southeast Asia generates enormous tsunami waves that crash into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

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  • 1 decade ago

    9/11 attacks

    U.S. led Wars on Iraq/Afghanistan.

    U.S. Writing off of Habeus Corpus rights.

    U. S. Economic dips

    Hezbollah war against Israel

    China declares trying to land on moon

    Japan starting up a space mission

    Tibetan Riots in China

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