The early 21st century is arbitrarily divided into five year periods. These include the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and late 2010s.
This includes events of 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. It is especially noted for the destruction of the World Trade Center and the following War on Terror and war in Iraq.
This includes events of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A "new Atheism" movement emerged. Barak Obama succeeded George W. Bush as US President. A global financial crisis was followed by an economic recession.
This includes events of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The continuing global recession, a European debt crisis, and a series of revolts known as the "Arab Spring" were prominent events.
This includes events of 2016 and 2017.
Other periods of history including prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history; other modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century; and the future can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and late 2010s.
Sociology including peoples of the world such as Western Civilization and Asiatic peoples; communities; and social mechanics can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and late 2010s. Western Civilization appeared to be declining, while Asiatic peoples were becoming increasingly significant and important. African peoples struggled politically and economically, while American Indian peoples remained submerged.
Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family studies can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and late 2010s.
Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be used to examine the early 2000s including 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005; the late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010; the early 2010s including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015; and the late 2010s including 2016.
Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be used to examine the early 2000s; late 2000s including 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010; early 2010s including 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015; and the late 2010s including 2016.
Cultural events such as holidays, disasters, expeditions, awards, and gatherings can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, early 2010s, and late 2010s including 2016.
Occupations including transportation occupations, building occupations, and food-related occupations can be used to examine the early 2010s. Service occupations can be connected. Industrial occupations can be connected. Communications occupations can be connected.
Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be used to examine the late 2000s and early 2010s.
Applied science including applied social science, medical science, information science, accounting, navigation, engineering science, and measurement can be connected. Mathematics including statistics, geometry, analysis, algebra, arithmetic, and mathematical foundations can be connected. Literature including particular works, literary types and genres, literary forms, and oral tradition can be connected. Graphic arts including animation, photography, printmaking, painting, and drawing can be connected. Language including languages of the world, writing, and linguistics can be connected.
Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communication technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be used to examine including industrial technology can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, and early 2010s.
Miscellaneous artifacts such as sculpture, musical instruments, toys, and medicines can be connected. Communication technology including electronic communication, graphic communication, and written communication can be connected. Transportation technology including space technology, air transportation, water transportation, land transportation, and packaging can be connected. Clothing and dress including garments, adornment, and fabrics can be connected. Foodstuffs including prepared foods, preserved and processed foods, and raw foodstuffs can be connected. Building technology including outdoor structures, complete buildings, building components, furnishings, and materials can be connected. Industrial technology including advanced technology, utilities, weaponry, machinery, chemical technology, fuels, and tools can be connected.
Anthropology including particular groups, human geography, human ecology, physical anthropology, demography, and social foundations can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, and early 2010s.
Particular groups can be used to examine the late 2000s and early 2010s.
Human geography can be used to examine the early 2010s. European geography including Iberian geography, Italian geography, Balkan geography, Northwest European geography, Island European geography, Scandinavian geography, Central European geography, and Eastern European geography can be connected. Asian geography including Southwest Asian georaphy, South Asian geography, Central Asian geography, North Asian geography, East Asian geography, and Southeast Asian geography can be connected. African geography including North African geography, West African geography, North Central African geography, South Central African geography, East African geography, and South African geography can be connected. North American geography including Northeastern American geography, Northwestern American geography, and Southwestern American geography can be connected. South American geography including Amazon geography, Andean geography, and Argentine geography can be connected. Oceanic geography including Australian geography, Pacific Island geography, and Antarctic geography can be connected.
Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be used to examine the early 2000s, late 2000s, and early 2010s.
Biography can be used to examine the early 2010s.
Social psychology can be connected. Personality can be connected. Mental disorders can be connected. Developmental psychology can be connected. Behavior patterns can be connected. Mind can be connected. Behavioral elements can be connected.
The human body including human form and appearance, human disease, the human life cycle body functions, and body systems can be connected.
Physical and natural science including astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and physics can be used to examine the early 2010s.
Biohistory including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic periods can be connected. Ecology including biogeography, ecosystems, evolution, system ecology, community ecology, population ecology, and behavioral ecology can be connected. Systematics including animals, fungi, plants, protists, and microbes can be connected. Organism biology including behavior, life cycle, morphology and form, organ systems, tissues, and habitat can be connected. Cell biology including types, behavior, and structure can be connected. Molecular biology including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, other organics, and inorganics can be connected.
Geohistory including Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic periods can be connected. Physical geography including mapping, oceanic geography, and terrestrial geography can be connected. Hydrospheric science including oceanography, glaciology, groundwater, and fresh water can be connected. Atmospheric science including climatology, meteorology, and atmospheric structure can be connected. Geology including interior geology, geologic processes, landforms, petrology, and mineralogy can be connected.
Galactic astronomy including cosmology, galactic types, and galactography can be connected. Stellar astronomy including astrocartography, star groupings, stars, exoplanets, and the interstellar medium can be connected. Local astronomy including the Sun, planetary systems, minor bodies, and the interplanetary medium can be connected.
Chemical systems including organic, inorganic, gas, liquid, and solid chemistry can be connected. Chemical change including nuclear reactions, chemical reactions, and physical changes can be connected. Chemical substances including mixtures, compounds, and elements can be connected.
The structure of matter including exotic matter, common bulk matter, molecular physics, atomic physics, and subatomic physics can be connected. Quantum physics can be connected. Relativity including general relativity and special relativity can be connected. Electromagnetism including optics, magnetism, electric current, and electrostatics can be connected.
Thermodynamics including statistical mechanics and nonclassical thermodynamics can be connected. Classical thermodynamics including thermodynamic laws, thermodynamic processes, and thermondynamic systems and states can be connected.
Mechanics including gravitation and celestial mechanics, and general mechanics can be connected. Rigid body mechanics including dynamic systems, static systems, rotational dynamics, and rigid body description and motion can be connected. Particle mechanics including particle systems, energetics, kinetics, kinematics, and particle description can be connected.
Created 25 Feb 2013 Last updated 1 Jun 2017