Talk:18th century

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Looking for a bona-fide collaboration, here. We'll be taking a Eurocentric view of the century, to simplify things. The basic premise will be that, while there's plenty of social upheaval, extreme poverty, and brutal wars going on, the 1% of the population that had 99% of the wealth were also the only ones who knew how to read, write, and keep history. Therefore, the more grim (and ultimately more important) aspects of the century are peripherally mentioned while the primary source of discussion in the article is leisure, philosophy, and other exaggerated rich people things. Who wants in? --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 16:56, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm up for it. I'm not exactly sure how the century articles are going to differ from the year articles, though. Woody On Fire! Wood burning.gifTalking Woody Stalking Woody 18:30, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm thinking of structuring it like so: Introduction, Summary of Continent (cite major events, trends, themes, repeat for as many continents as is necessary), then Timeline of Notable Events (subdivided by decade). --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 18:35, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
So what's going to be the difference between the Notable Events in the timeline, and the major events on each continent? Will be the same stuff, or will it be smaller events that are more notable to the continents in the continent sections? Woody On Fire! Wood burning.gifTalking Woody Stalking Woody 18:53, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, the summaries would take a much broader look at the century, and only mention the most critical of events. Like i said, they'd focus more on themes and trends than specific events. The timeline would be for mentioning the smaller events and one-liners. --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 04:25, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh, sure. Now you edit just as I am reading VFHs and going to sleep. Buh. The Woodburninator Wood burning.gif Minimal Effort  06:51, July 8, 2012 (UTC)

I think we're half done now! Also that was the other French and Indian war you were talkin about. I got confused too. It's okay, I saved it at the bottom of the page, we'll bring it back later. --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 07:04, July 8, 2012 (UTC)

Have you been working on this page for over a year and only got one paragraph and some footnotes? Holy fucking shit. --Assfag Ali, a dumb piece of shit Troll 15:08, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Well, the thing is, we HAVEN'T been working on this page for over a year. --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 18:30, July 13, 2010 (UTC)

Stuff to add? up to 1750[edit]

  1. 1715: Louis XIV dies, leaving France deep in debt.
  2. 1718: City of New Orleans founded by the French in North America
  3. Anglo-Spanish War (1727)
  4. 1729–1735: Charles Wesley and John Wesley begin the Methodism in England
  5. Octant invented aroudn 1730
  6. War of the Austrian Succession/War of Jenkins' Ear


  1. Invention of the Piano (1709)
  2. Music: Handel and Bach
  3. 1726: Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  4. 1704–1717: One Thousand and One Nights translated into French by Antoine Galland. The work becomes immensely popular throughout Europe.

Overarching direction[edit]

Aristocrat beholds the wealth of the past, attempts to keep the revolutions out of his mind and the article, is forced to admit they existed, then laments they ever happened. --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 18:56, February 8, 2011 (UTC)

For later use[edit]

Seven Years War (+French and Indian War in Colonies)[edit]

The war lasted seven largely forgettable years, with the lone bright spot being a young British General named George Washington, who was given a gold star for his stirring performance and ceaseless loyalty. In what was at the time[1] a running joke, the French armies were soundly defeated.

  1. And continues to be
  • 1769 - James cook discovers Australia - The New New World
  • 1762+ - Catherine the Great takes over Russia - trying to copy Maria Theresa?
  • 1760s+ - American Revolution - start of great tonal shift into disbelief, discontent
  • 1789 - French Revolution - narrator completely flips out

So it looks like you we have gotten us to the 1750's. Anything in particular you wanted to mention to start this? The Woodburninator Wood burning.gif Minimal Effort  04:53, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

The points I'm gonna hit are straight above. Australia as a New New world is a pretty good idea, plus the idea of white criminals still being aristocracy just because they're white and colonizers. Anything that comes close to a revolution/reform should be saved to the end when the narrator starts to collapse, or should be cut short before shit goes down by him getting distracted by something more aristocratic and ostentatious etc. Anything else that you can draw from, anything big I'm missing, by all rights write about it! --Littleboyonly.jpg TKFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFUJewriken.GIFCK Oldmanonly.jpg 05:05, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
Oh man, I really like the idea of the narrator completely ignoring the revolutions, but it just kind of depends on if the article should be more about the 18th century, or the narrator. Forcing him to sit through the revolution stuff because it is his job to relate to the reader about the entire 18th century would also be a lot of fun. The Woodburninator Wood burning.gif Minimal Effort  05:56, 5 January 2013 (UTC)