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Timeline

It is very fortunate that modern history education focuses more on the how and why of things of the past, rather than stuffing people's memories with years and dates of seemingly important events. Still, it helps to know when something happened, so that one can interrelate various events and periods.
Here is a timeline of my own making, that divides the history of human civilization into broad periods, allowing for subdivisions. It focuses mainly on European history, but does not neglect the global view. Of the "tree" thus created, only two levels are shown below. Use it as you like.