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  • A History of the 20th Century
  • A Modern World History
  • A Complete History of the Modern World

Contributors and Volunteers[edit]

--Mark Lewis 20:12, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)

--Laura Scudder | Talk 19:27, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

To-do List[edit]

  • Check the quality of the articles and ensure that they are strictly NPOV and coherent
  • Extend/crop the contents to ensure a balanced, fair and manageable size. We could easily use 1000 articles, but that would be unwieldy and useless. A couple of hundred could be taken as an absolute maximum cutoff.
  • Link up with similar Wikiprojects/Wikibooks. Together we stand.
  • Recruit!
  • Try to avoid systemic bias since this should be a world history, and all history books that I have encountered have always had a Western bias.
    • More content about africa, oceania and latin America needs to be added. Decolonization might be a good start.


Some of the contents were suggested by Laura Scudder, and are put up here.

Currently very partial. Contribute, you know you want to!

Another good domestic source includes Wikibooks.

Series to include parts or all of:

Have a look at August Ludwig von Schlözer.

Article count: 135 if I can count.

List in progress[edit]

The following is from the outline.

Overview: (2)


Recent History (5)

Trends (4)


Organisations: (8)


PDF Design Issues[edit]

  • References/External Links - where should they go? At the end of each article or the entire book? I favour at the end of the book to make the contents more fluid Mark Lewis 20:55, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Comments on current design, colour scheme, etc?