Why World War I Matters

Category: Impending Calamity
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An Ending and Beginning

In my mind the Great War, the name for the war before it acquired the 'world' moniker, gets short shrift to its successor. Perhaps it is the distance of time, or perhaps the confusing, senseless nature of the conflict steers people away from delving farther into its causes and its aftereffects. Any historian or those interested in history would, in my opinion, miss the many characters, story lines and connections down to our time. More importantly, skipping past World War I and the factors leading up to it will make one miss many of the elements that not only define the 20th Century but our time as well. The Great War (I use both terms interchangeably) both ended many time worn institutions but introduced ones meant to replace them. Without understanding it we are left with an incomplete picture of the time that followed and our place in history.Relative planet position help define our current period, 1892-2384
 Surprise! Measuring History currently concentrates on an ebook about the topic. The title, The Impending Calamity of the Early 20the Century hints at the focus. Measuring History in this work details the causes and the period leading up to the conflict. In fact, the large amount of research it requires to produce this work helps explains the absence I have had from Measuring History's absence from the Internet in the last year or so. Well, welcome me back!

A Most Complex Time

I return bringing many gifts to astrologers and historians. The period from the mid 1860s through the war into the early 1920s is the most complex and influential time in all of history.  What makes it so are the same ones that turned the Great War into a global affair.  Suddenly, histories of nations become intermingled with one another. As in our time in the 2010s, what happened on one part of the planet could impact other areas, if not the entire planet. For these reasons and others, we should consider the period leading up to and the war itself as starting point of the post-modern world and the end of the modern one.

Something for Everyone

Measuring History's intended audience includes both historians and astrologers. I understand that rarely do these categories mix, but why does that matter when there is so much for everyone? Historians with any credible level of curiosity should eagerly seek out any new perspective on one of the most influential events in all of history. Astrologers will not only learn a new form of astrology, measuring history, but this material is rich with scores of personalities. As with everything Measuring History, the more open minded will reap the most reward.

It's Place in the Measuring History Series

The Impending Calamity arose out of another title in the Series, Measuring History, A Visual Primer. It started as a chapter still scheduled to be part of that work, but ongoing research kept producing so much material that a separate title started making more and more sense. The Visual Primer is about half-written and should follow in about a year from the publication of Impending Calamity

A Trove of Astrological Data

Impending Calamity is about 90% complete, as far as writing is concerned. But I can never be sure complete will be a term I can use for this work. There is just too much materiel that keeps emerging as the 100 year anniversary of the conflict nears. Even as I write this, I keep reading many of the titles that have reached publication in the last ten to twenty years. In that light, Measuring History will produce work that may not fit in the ebook, but suits the nature of the Web. As [part of the overall effort, I will include bibliographies and reviews that should inform the curious and help them down a similar pat]h. 21st Century History: 1867-77 & the 2040s Compared. In the same light Measuring History will expand its precense on the Internet, expanding content on the You Tube Measuring History channel and look for other avenues to increase exposure. All readers can help by liking, commenting and otherwise spread the message.