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The world’s population is roughly at 1.7 billion at the turn of the 20th Century. The US in their minds deems the Hawaiian Islands to be a US Territory; while passing the Platt Amendment in 1901, which declares the right of the US to intervene militarily in Cuban affairs. Cuba subsequently becomes a United States protectorate, protecting Cuba from others while supposedly allowing them to remain a sovereign power. The third American President is assassinated: President William McKinley dies eight days after being shot by Leon Czolgosz, whom McKinley calls a “poor misguided fellow.” Forty-eight US soldiers are killed during a surprise attack by anti-US forces in the Philippines. Racial violence increases in the South after southern whites become angry when President Theodore Roosevelt invites African American leader, Booker T. Washington into the White House. The legal use of cocaine as a dandruff cure becomes an ad in the Washington DC “Evening Times” in 1902. Britain and the US settle their political differences. May 20, 1902 becomes Cuba’s Independence Day as the United States recognizes it as a republic independent of Spain; almost a year later, in 1903, Cuba and the United States sign the Cuban- American Treaty which allows the US to lease Guantánamo Bay. British rule, wanting to expand its control and dominance in Africa, takes over the Fulani Empire, a Muslim theocracy in the Western Sudan. The United States signs The Hay-Buna-Varilla Treaty with Panama which gave them exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone.


By 1904, the Germans are machine-gunning the Herero people in their South-West African colonies, poisoning their wells and driving them into the Omaheke desert to die. In 1905, in the US, the San Francisco School Board announced a policy to relocate Japanese students to the city’s one school for Asians so that their children (whites) would not be placed in any position where their youthful impressions would be affected by association with pupils of the Mongolian race. The Pentecostal Movement of 1906 begins in Los Angeles in the African American community with the Azusa Street Revival led by African American preacher, William J. Seymour; nine days later on April 18, an earthquake strikes San Francisco of a 7.8 magnitude, causing a fire that destroyed 80% of the city and killing 3,000 people. Jack Johnson becomes the first black heavyweight boxing champion on December 26th in 1908, defeating Tommy Burns in Sydney, Australia. In 1909 President Taft approves a proposal that would become a bill legalizing a Federal income tax in the US. Former President Teddy Roosevelt arrives in British controlled Kenya for a jolly good time of shooting animals. On September 16th, 20 year old Adolf Hitler finds himself homeless for several months in Vienna, an experience that would make him more intense. An ordinance restraining freedom of speech in Spokane, Washington is repealed after more than 500 people are arrested in violation of the ordinance for “speaking” on the city’s streets.


A Los Angeles federal judge rules that Arabs and other Middle Easterners were of the white race, overturning a ruling by immigration authorities that Arabs were Asiatics to be barred under a law against the naturalization of Mongolians. In 1910, the practice of locking workers inside during business hours was upheld during a strike of New York female garment workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company; later, after 70,000 workers took to the picket-line, workers were allowed to have a union and a guaranteed 50-hour work week. Race riots ensued across the US after African American boxer Jack Johnson defeats white American boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight match. By the end of 1910, a form of pneumonia plague spreads through Manchuria (Northeast Asia,) into the early Spring, killing more than 40,000. In early 1911, 146 female garment workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York die in a factory fire because management locked the doors to stairwells and exits during business hours. European Italians resort to aerial bombing as a tactic in an attempt to establish control over Libya, Africa. A total of 1,517 die in the Spring of 1912 when the Titanic strikes an iceberg in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The state of California passes a law in 1913 restricting Japanese immigrants from owning land in the state of California; Governor Hiram Johnson is quoted as saying: “We have prevented the Japanese from driving the root of their civilization deep into California soil;” two days later: the US puts a limit on Japanese immigration and excludes them from acquiring citizenship. US Admiral Bradley Fiske warns that a war with Japan is “not only possible, but even probable,” after the Japanese express anger and feelings of being slapped in the face by whites who believe themselves to be superior to Japanese. In South Africa, white parliament passes a similar law forbidding Blacks from owning or buying land from whites. In 1914, The Wall Street Journal describes a move of Henry Ford as “blatant immorality and a misapplication of ‘Biblical principle’” when Ford increases the minimum wage of his workers to $5 an hour. The second Sunday in May is proclaimed to be Mother’s Day by Congress and US President Wilson. World War I, The Great War begins on July 28th. In August, Japan declares war on Germany, and by November Germany’s colonial troops at Qingdao surrenders to Japan. The US rejects a proposal in 1915 to give women the right to vote, even though four states already allowed women the right to vote. Babe Ruth, an African American baseball player hits his first career home run. Henry Ford accuses the German Jewish bankers of causing the Great War.


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Coming: Japhetic History – The 20th Century Part 2

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In 1880, Europeans industrializes food with a new technology replacing the stone grinding of grains; the oil in flour now turns rancid so it is removed, removing with it valuable nutrients. Tsar Alexander II is assassinated in 1881. Segregation is mandated on US railroads in Tennessee. US President James Garfield is shot and dies two months later after an infection is caused by doctors repeatedly sticking their fingers into the bullet hole looking for the bullet. European powers meet in Berlin in 1885 and make arrangements to rape the commonwealth of Africa by giving King Leopold of Belgium control over the Congo; Tanzania, Southwest Africa and Cameroon is given to Germany; Botswana is annexed and France colonizes Central Africa and establishes a colony on the northern tip of Madagascar. Geronimo, the Apache Chieftain, is finally captured in 1886 after a four-year attempt. Wyoming becomes the 44th state to join the Union in 1890, after it had been denied statehood because it allowed women the right to vote. Sitting Bull is shot and killed and 300 men, women and children are massacred at Wounded Knee, after whites feared that Sitting Bull would lead a rebellion in his old age because an Indian woman named Wovoka foresees a messiah rescuing Indians and killing whites. The state of Mississippi creates a poll tax, literacy tests and other measures to prevent blacks from voting.


Journalist Ida B. Wells begins to investigate the lynching of blacks in 1892 after three of her friends are lynched in Tennessee. In 1893, Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalane plans a constitution that will deprive white businessmen of their power in government, before she is over-thrown by an armed militia of whites. The US economy is plunging: the Reading Railroad collapses financially, money in circulation declines and an agricultural depression spreads in the West and South; and by 1894 the unemployment rate jumps from 3 percent in 1892 to 18.4 percent. A “separate but equal” US Supreme Court ruling on public facilities for whites and blacks are deemed legal in 1896. More than 100 black women’s clubs are united at the forming of The National Association of Colored Women. Alarmed by the French influence in Sudan, the Brits lead an army into Sudan, while the Ethiopians defeat an Italian army, saving themselves from colonial rule. Hawaii is annexed in 1898 by President McKinley. After suing for peace, Spain loses all of its colonies, including the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico to The United States; Cuba is recognized as independent. By the end of its total devastation, the European pestilence of the bubonic plague kills 3 million during an outbreak in China and India. In 1899, Germany acquires islands in the northern Mariana and Caroline Islands, while a treaty recognizes Western Samoa as a German colony and American Samoa as being under the control of The United States; and Britain gains power over the island of Tonga.


To be Continued…

Coming: Japhetic History – The 20th Century Part 1

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In 1850, US Congress passes a Fugitive Slave Act mandating government support for the capture of escaped slaves. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is published in 1852 and the South makes owning a copy illegal, says the novel is exaggeration. The British makes a profit by selling and introducing opium into the lower Burma culture. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry arrives in Japan with 967 men, attempting to intimidate the Japanese into opening their ports and trading with The United States. An epidemic of cholera breaks out in London after scientist John Snow makes a claim that cholera is carried in the water and food, making it possible to ingest the bacteria; samples of the water from the infected area were tested and found under a microscope to be contaminated. The City of Chicago in 1855 is the first in The United States to adopt a plan for the first comprehensive city sewer. In 1857 The Supreme Court of The United States, in the case of Dred Scott vs. Sanford (the lawsuit of a slave suing for his freedom,) rules that African-Americans, free or slave, are not citizens and have no recourse in federal courts. John Brown is hanged in 1859 after creating an armed rising to begin a war for the liberation of all slaves in The United States.


Jews are allowed for the first time to vote in Britain in 1860. Abraham Lincoln becomes the second President of The United States in 1861, and The American Civil War begins. The South creates a panic and threatens secession in fear of Lincoln’s possible interference with the institution of slavery, even though he reassures the South that he would not interfere, directly or indirectly. The population of whales begins a downward decline as whale oil becomes the primary fuel for lighting lamps, giving way to the popularity of oil wells as an alternative fuel source. German workers in a mirror factory are discovered to be the victims of mercury poisoning after losing all of their teeth, while children in Britain working in non-textile factories are found to be the victims of occupational diseases. In 1862, the Lakota Sioux Indians massacre 1,000 people on the Minnesota frontier after miners began invading the Rocky Mountains and the plains; one year later, 38 Lakota Sioux are hanged before angry whites in Mankato, Minnesota. The Second Confiscation Act of 1862 gave Southern Confederate supporters 60 days to surrender or face confiscation of land and slaves. The Executive Order of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation becomes law in 10 states in 1863, freeing roughly 4 million slaves and under a “freedmen” status, allowing them to enroll into paid service of The United States forces to fight against their former slave owners. As a result of the Civil War in America, Russia is cut off from its primary source of Cotton, who subsequently sends its military into Central Asia (where sparsely underdeveloped tribal Muslims reside) to confiscate their Cotton.


In 1865, white miners invade Colorado Territory, dislocating Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, causing a Cheyenne-Arapaho war against whites that resulted in a massacre of Indians which included women and children. The American Civil War ends, General Robert E. Lee surrenders and the Northern Union wins; President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated. The Winnebago Indians are removed from Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota and placed on a reservation in Nebraska. The first plantation workers of 600pl from China and Japan arrive in the Hawaiian Islands in 1866. The Russian government of Tsar Alexander II sells Alaska to The United States in 1867. An army including a black militia is sent to the South by a Republican majority Congress to enforce the law of The Reconstruction Act after Congress overrides President Andrew Jackson’s veto; laws that would provide for a more efficient government of the Confederate Rebel States of the South after The American Civil War. Five all-black colleges are founded in the US: Howard University in Washington D.C., Morgan State College in Maryland, Talladega College in Alabama, St. Augustine’s College and Johnson C. Smith College in North Carolina. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified in 1868, overturning the Dred Scott case and granting to all persons (including African-Americans) born or naturalized in The United States the right of citizenship and equal protection under the law; however, Civil rights are not extended to Indians or anyone who has held office in the Confederacy. Indian Chief Black Kettle, his family and followers of the Cheyenne tribe are slaughtered by George Custer on the Washita river within borders of the Cheyenne reservation in western Oklahoma.


1870, Diamond deposits are discovered in southern Africa in Griqualand that attract Diamond diggers from Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas. By 1872 all former Confederate States have returned to the Union, and An Amnesty Act restores the vote to those whites in the South who had been denied it. In 1875, gold is discovered in an area that the US government promised would be the Sioux forever: the Black Hills of South Dakota. The former Confederate States resume their bigotry, once restored to the Union, and in 1876, through the popularity of the conservative party, establishes a “redeemed” government that limits black votes by complicating ballot boxes, instituting literacy tests and poll taxes. The Sioux and Cheyenne warriors annihilate Lieutenant George Custer and 210 of his Seventh Cavalry at Little Big Horn. Colonel Nelson Miles defeats the Sioux and Cheyenne, the Crow and Blackfeet Indians are ejected from their reservation, holdings of the Ute Indians are confiscated and whites invade territory that was promised to the peaceful Nez Perce Indians in 1877. While the US economy takes a nose dive, 3 million men become unemployed; in San Francisco, white men are bitter over the wealthy hiring Chinese and the popular slogan is invented: “The Chinese must go.” The largest native South African people of the Bantu tribe, the Zulu, defeats the British, killing 800 after the British tried to order King Cetshwayo to disband his army of 6 thousand strong in 1878. An epidemic of the Yellow Fever begins in 1879 in New Orleans.


To be Continued…

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Part 2: The English, French & Spanish Conquest of The New World

1607 AD, England founded the English settlement in Jamestown, North America and one year later the French built a settlement in present-day Quebec, Canada, while the Dutch invades Australia. Year 1618 is the start of the Thirty Year’s War and by Year 1619 more Africans are sold into slavery and transported to the West Indies to replace those killed under the harsh conditions of the sugar industry, while the colonies in Jamestown receive their first Africans as slaves from the Dutch to work in the tobacco fields. In 1620 traveling Puritans are blown off course and arrive in Massachusettes, after hardships and perils of life, the Puritan Pilgrims are rescued by Chief Massasoit and ninety of his warriors of the Wampanoag Tribe; this rescue and celebration of thankfulness later became known in the United States as “Thanksgiving.” Madagascar is invaded in 1626 by the French, while the Dutch purchase Manhattan Island from the Wappinger Confederacy of Canarsie Chiefs. A fort is built in the Gold Coast, Africa in 1631 by the English followed later by the French who establishes an outpost on the Senegal River for trading slaved Africans. The Americus Black Israelite Indians fight back and in 1638 a raid on the Massachusetts Bay Colony by the Pequot Tribe leaves 600 European settlers dead. Four years later, in 1642, a massacre is ordered against the Wappinger Indians by New Amsterdam’s Dutch governor (renamed New York by the English in 1665.) The Peace of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year’s War in 1648 after Germany loses a third of its population: a settlement is reached with an agreement for tolerance between Catholics and Protestants. In London, 70,000 die in one week by The Black Plague in 1665. Within one year many believe the Judgment of God is upon the English as much of London burns throughout the year as a result of big fires: officials investigate the possible cause of atheism in London. In 1676, Metacom (son of Chief Massasoit who rescued the Puritan Pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day in 1621) was defeated by the settlers in war: his wife and eight year old son were sold into slavery and shipped to Bermuda, while he was cut into quarters and hung from fours trees as his head was mounted on a pike at Fort Plymouth where it remained for more than two decades.


By 1700, more Europeans learn to read. The Tuscarora War begins in 1711 when the Tuscarora Indians attack the European settlers in North Carolina. Africans sold into slavery rebel a year later in New York killing six white Europeans. In 1741, 152 Africans and 20 whites are convicted and hung to death or burned for setting fires in Lower Manhattan. The average exportation of Africans sold into slavery per year reaches 60,000 in 1750. By 1755, whites in Britain’s Atlantic coast colonies have increased in population from year 1700 from 275,000 to 1.5 million, while Africans sold into slavery numbers roughly at 470,000! The French resistance ends in North America in 1760 with the British arms emerging as the victors. The French loses Louisiana to Spain, while Spain cedes Florida to Britain at the end of The Seven Year’s War in 1763. In this same year, many tribes in the Great Lakes region (territory ceded to Britain by the French) become dissatisfied with British policies and attack settlements in what became known as Pontiac’s War of Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa tribe. This led to British attempts to infect the Indians with smallpox by giving to them blankets that had been exposed to the virus. A year later, in 1764, The Pennsylvania Assembly, with the Governor’s approval, reintroduces a paid bounty for the scalps of every Indian killed above the age of ten, including females! By 1766, a debt stricken Britain is looking to the British-American colonies to pay taxes to help offset debt from Britain’s military commitment in preventing Indian uprisings. African slaves founded a Baptist Church in South Carolina Colony in 1773. The eight year American Revolutionary War begins in 1775. Vermont establishes itself as a colony with a constitution in 1777 and abolishes slavery. The State of Pennsylvania passes a law freeing children born of slaves after this Act in 1780; all children born to slaves prior to this Act are to remain slaves for life. In 1783, King George of Great Britain declares the thirteen American colonies “free and independent.” The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusettes ruled that slavery was illegal and all of its African population were immediately freed from bondage and enslavement. George Washington is elected first President of The United States in 1787 and the Bill of Rights is added as ten amendments to the Constitution. After losing the thirteen colonies, Britain is no longer able to send prisoners from its overcrowding prisons to the Americus and begin to send them to Australia in 1788. In 1799, a frail President George Washington with less than five months to live, give directives in his will and testament to free his more than 100 African slaves.


To be Continued…

Coming: Japhetic History – The 19th Century


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