World historians sometimes start the twentieth century in 1914 with the beginning of the First World War. This tendency is another of the many Eurocentric legacies that have shaped world history. I was part of the AP World History curriculum committee in 2009. When we redesigned the curriculum, we started the twentieth century in 1900, and we made sure to highlight the different revolutions taking place around the world in the first decade of the twentieth century.
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