Early 2000s

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. In Russia, Vladimir Putin presided over Russia.

Egypt underwent economic liberalization, but increased political restrictions. In 2002, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected Prime Minister of Turkey. The civil war in Algeria came to an end.

In 2004 Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister of India. Pervez Musharaff was head of state in 2001 and afterwards President of Pakistan. The BNP led by Kaleda Zia ruled Bangladesh.

Hu Jintao assumed leadership of China. Japan sent troops to help with reconstruction following the Gulf war. In 2004 there was a major earthquake in Chuetsu, Japan.

Economic reforms continued in Vietnam. Tran Ðuc Luong was President of Vietnam. A popular party led by Thaksin Shinaratra came to power in Thailand. In Indonesia, Megawati Sukarnoputra was elected President in 2001. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was elected Presdent of Indonesia in 2004.

Benjamin William Mkapa continued as President of Tanzania and in 2005 was succeeded by Jakaya Kikwete.


The first quarter 2001, second quarter 2001, third quarter 2001, and fourth quarter 2001 can be connected.


The first quarter 2002, second quarter 2002, third quarter 2002, and fourth quarter 2002 can be connected.


The first quarter 2003, second quarter 2003, third quarter 2003, and fourth quarter 2003 can be connected.


The first quarter 2004, second quarter 2004, third quarter 2004, and fourth quarter 2004 can be connected.


The first quarter 2005, second quarter 2005, third quarter 2005, and fourth quarter 2005 can be connected.

Other history

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 other periods of the 20th century; and the future can be used to examine 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.


Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.


Institutions including religion, government, economics, education, and family studies can be used to examine 2001, 2002, 2003, 2003, and 2005.


Religion including particular religions, religious organization, religous practice, and religious belief can be connected.

Particular religions

Particular religions including Abrahamic religion, secularism, asian religion, and pagan religion can be connected.

Abrahamic religion including Islam and Judaism can be connected. Christianity including early Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, and Mormonism can be connected.

Secularism can be connected. Asian religion including Indian religion, East Asian religion, and Persian religion can be connected. Pagan religion including European pagan religion, Asian pagan religion, African pagan religion, American Indian religion, and neopagan religion can be connectd.

Religious organization can be connected. Religious practice can be connected. Religious belief can be connected.


Government including paticular governments, government activity, government structure, and law can be connected.

Particular governments including local government can be connected. International government including modern compacts, colonial empires, and traditional empires can be connected. National government can be connected.

Government activity including administration, and succession can be connected. State relations including warfare, diplomacy, and intelligence can be connected.

Government structure including government forms, executive systems, legislative systems, judicial systems, and political parties and interest groups can be connected. Law including international law, Western law, Asian law, and tribal law can be connected.


Economics including economic systems, industries, and economic activity can be connected.

Economic systems including economic system types, networks, and firms can be connected. Economic system behavior can be connected.

Industries including social and medical services, commercial and financial industries, communications industries, transportation industries, building related industries, manufacturing and extraction industries, and food and agricultural industries can be connected. Economic activity including consumption, distribution and exchange, and production can be connected.


Education including school systems, educational organization, cultural institutions, teaching, and research can be connected.

School systems including higher education, secondary education, and primary education can be connected. Educational organization can be connected. Cultural institutions including performance venues, libraries, and museums can be connected. Teaching can be connectd. Research can be connected.


Family including particular families, kinship, parenting, and marriage can be connected.

Particular families can be connected. Kinship can be connected. Parenting can be connected. Marriage can be connected.


Culture including behavioral culture, conceptual culture, and material culture can be connected.

Behavioral culture

Behavioral culture including cultural events, recreation and entertainment, occupations, and customs can be connected.

Cultural events including holidays, disasters, expeditions, awards, gatherings can be connected. Recreation and entertainment including sports, games, theater, dance, and music can be connected. Occupations including service occupations, industrial occupations, communication occupations, transportation occupations, building occupations, and food-related occupations can be connected. Customs including institutional customs, social interaction customs, clothing and dress customs, living and dwelling customs, and vital customs can be connected.

Conceptual culture

Conceptual culture including philosophy, applied science, mathematics, literature, graphic arts, and language can be connected.

Philosophy including philosophical schools and doctrines, special topics, aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, and logic can be connected. Applied science including applied social science, medical science, information science, accounting, navigation, engineering science, and measurement can be connected. Mathematics including mathematical rigorization, statistics, geometry, analysis, algebra, and arithmetic 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

Material culture including miscellaneous artifacts, communications technology, transportation technology, clothing and dress, foodstuffs, building technology, and industrial technology can be connected.

Miscellaneous artifacts such as sculpture, musical instruments, toys, and medicines can be connected. Communications 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 connected.

Particular groups

Particular groups can be connected.

Human geography

Human geogrpahy including Asian, European, African, North American, South American, and Oceanic geography can be connected.

Asian geography including Southwest Asian geography, South Asian geography, Central Asian geography, North Asian geography, East Asian geography, and Southeast Asian geography can be connected. European geography including Balkan geography, Eastern European geography, Central European geography, Italian geography, Northwest European geography, Iberian geography, Scandinavian geography, and Island European 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.

Human ecology

Human ecology including human effects on the environment, relations with other life, and environmental effects on people can be connected.

Human effects on the environment can be connected. Relations with other life forms can be connected. Environmental effects on people can be connected.

Physical anthropology

Physical anthropology including human dispersion, racial variation, and human origins can be connected.

Human dispersion can be connected. Racial variation can be connected. Human origins can be connected.

Demography including population size and structure, migration, death, and birth and fertility can be connected. Population change can be connected.

Social foundations including social group behavior, social group types, social control, social interaction, and social presentation can be connected.

Personal studies

Personal studies including biography, psychology, and the human body can be connected.

Biography can be connected.

Psychology including social psychology, personality, mental disorders, developmental psychology, behavior patterns, mind, and behavioral elements can be connected. The human body including form and appearance, disease, life cycle, body functions, and body systems can be connected.


Science including biology, earth science, astronomy, chemistry, and physics can be connected.

Biology including biohistory, ecology, systematics, organism biology, cell biology, and molecular biology can be connected. Earth science including geohistory, physical geography, atmospheric science, hydrospheric science, and geology can be connected.Astronomy including galactic astronomy, stellar astronomy, and local astronomy can be connected. Chemistry including chemical systems, chemical change, and chemical substances can be connected.

Physics including the structure of matter 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, nonclassical thermodynamics, and classical thermodynamics can be connected. Mechanics including gravitation and celestial mechanics, general mechanics, rigid body mechanics, and particle mechanics can be connected.

Created 4 Mar 2013 Last updated 13 Jan 2018