modern globalization

Eye On Africa - Evolving Cities Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Beautiful images of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The name means “The City of Peace”. The area has a population of almost  5 million and is Africa’s 3rd fastest growing city following Bamako, Mali and Lagos, Nigeria. With multiple national museums and beautiful white sandy beaches Dar es Salaam is a growing tourist destination. The city is also experiencing a major construction boom with new skyscrapers dotting the skyline every year.

Peter’s book: I was basically married to Tony

Tony’s book: I was basically married to Gordon

Gordon’s book: Global problems need global solutions let me tell you about how we need to restructure our financial sector to cope with capital flows in the modern global economy

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  • me: The French Revolution (French: Révolution française) was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France that lasted from 1789 until 1799, and was partially carried forward by Napoleon during the later expansion of the French Empire. The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship by Napoleon that rapidly brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by leftist and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history.

vinegardoppio submitted:

The description is in Japanese, so I’m not sure what the details on this is, but here’s a rad early 17th century art piece from Japan depicting a variety of different cultures and ethnic groups. Fukuoka City Museum, entitled “World Nationalities,” artist unknown. 


I always enjoy these types of works, because they show a general understanding of an early modern global culture, and obviously demonstrate an interest in the differences between people in various geographical locations. At some point I should make a masterpost of this specific type of fashion-plate exploration of cultures, considering I’ve seen near-identical works from different nations and regions in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.