52 Ideas That Changed The World

52 ideas that changed the world - 15. The contraceptive pill
contraceptive pill
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52 ideas that changed the world - 15. The contraceptive pill

How a tiny tablet revolutionised the lives of women
20 Sep 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 14. The teenager
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52 ideas that changed the world - 14. The teenager

The concept of teenagerhood is a relatively modern invention that quickly took centre stage in mainstream culture
13 Sep 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 13. The novel
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52 ideas that changed the world - 13. The novel

How a new way of portraying existence transformed literature
6 Sep 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 12. The Geneva Conventions
prisoners of war, WWII
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52 ideas that changed the world - 12. The Geneva Conventions

How the international community brought humanity to warfare
30 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 11. Trade unions
Miners' strike
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52 ideas that changed the world - 11. Trade unions

How organised labour fought for rights in the modern workplace
23 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 10. Agriculture
Agriculture, farming
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52 ideas that changed the world - 10. Agriculture

How seeds and selective breeding paved the way for civilisation
16 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 9. Fairtrade
Honduran farmer holds roasted coffee beans in his hands
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52 ideas that changed the world - 9. Fairtrade

How paying farmers fairly went from niche to necessary
9 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 8. Vaccination
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52 ideas that changed the world - 8. Vaccination

How a medical breakthrough has saved countless millions of lives
2 Aug 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 7. Feminism
Suffragettes
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52 ideas that changed the world - 7. Feminism

How women fought for social and political liberation
26 Jul 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 6. The printing press
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52 ideas that changed the world - 6. The printing press

How a German goldsmith revolutionised the way we share ideas
19 Jul 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 5. Colonialism
Colonial troops of the British Empire
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52 ideas that changed the world - 5. Colonialism

How the power-thirsty West redrew the global map
12 Jul 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 4. Democracy
Women queue to vote outside a polling station in Ghana
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52 ideas that changed the world - 4. Democracy

How Ancient Greece gave birth to ‘the most successful political idea of the 20th century’
5 Jul 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 3. Christianity
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52 ideas that changed the world - 3. Christianity

How an ancient Jewish sect laid the foundations of a global faith
28 Jun 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 2. Communism
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52 ideas that changed the world - 2. Communism

How a radical new ideology revolutionised both politics and wider society
21 Jun 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 1. Evolution
Charles Darwin
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52 ideas that changed the world - 1. Evolution

How Charles Darwin revolutionised our understanding of creation
14 Jun 2019