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54mm ANT Miniatures Middle Ages
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ANT Miniatures 54mm 19th Century
19th Century
20th Century
Russian Special
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1939 - 1945
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The century had the first global-scale wars between several world powers across multiple continents in
World War I and World War II. Nationalism became a major political issue in the world in the 20th century
that was acknowledged in international law with the acknowledgement of the right of nations to
self-determination, official decolonization in the mid-century, and many nationalist-influenced armed
conflicts - including both World Wars. Feminism that demanded that women have equal rights to men, was
a major political issue in the world, and particularly in the result of granting women suffrage in many
countries.

The century saw a major shift in the way that vast numbers of people lived, as a result of changes in
politics, ideology, economics, society, culture, science, technology, and medicine. It has been theorized
that the 20th Century saw more technological and scientific progress than all the other centuries combined
since the dawn of civilization. Terms like ideology, world war, genocide, and nuclear war entered common
usage. Scientific discoveries, such as the theory of relativity and quantum physics, drastically changed the
world view of scientists, causing them to realize that the universe was fantastically more complex than
previously believed, and dashing the strong hopes at the end of the 19th century that the last few details
of scientific knowledge were about to be filled in. Accelerating scientific understanding, more efficient
communications, and faster transportation transformed the world in those hundred years more rapidly and
widely than in any previous century. It was a century that started with horses, simple automobiles, and
freighters but ended with high-speed rail, cruise ships, global commercial air travel and the space shuttle.
Horses, Western society's basic form of personal transportation for thousands of years, were replaced by
automobiles and buses within the span of a few decades. These developments were made possible by the
large-scale exploitation of fossil fuel resources (especially petroleum), which offered large amounts of
energy in an easily portable form, but also caused widespread concerns about pollution and long-term
impact on the environment. Humans explored outer space for the first time, taking their first footsteps on
the Moon.
Mass media, telecommunications, and information technology (especially computers, paperback books,
public education, and the Internet) made the world's knowledge more widely available. Many people's view
of the world changed significantly as they became much more aware of the struggles of others and, as
such, became increasingly concerned with human rights.[citation needed] Advancements in medical
technology also improved the welfare of many people: the global life expectancy increased from 35 years
to 65 years. Rapid technological advancements, however, also allowed warfare to reach unprecedented
levels of destruction. World War II alone killed over 60 million people, while nuclear weapons gave
humankind the means to annihilate or significantly harm itself in a very short period of time. The world also
became more culturally homogenized than ever with developments in transportation and communications
technology, popular music and other influences of Western culture, international corporations, and what
was arguably a true global economy by the end of the 20th century.
Gypsee Games is pleased to bring you ANT Miniatures figures focusing on the world wars of this century.
ANT Miniatures 54mm 20th Century
21th Century