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20th century - 21st century - 22nd century - other centuries)
calendars based on the Christian Era or Common Era, such as the Gregorian calendar, the 21st century is the current century, as of this writing, lasting from 2000- 2099. The 21st century is the first century of the 3rd millennium ( 2000 - 2999).
Important developments, events, achievements
Wars, battles, and terrorism
Five overall largest mass killings of the 21st century as of 2005 Second Congo War, approx. 1.8 million deaths (3.8 million since 1998) 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake, approx. 230,000 deaths. A number that may increase overtime. Darfur conflict, 70,000 deaths. U.S. Invasion in Iraq, most estimates claim 15,000 - 30,000 Iraqi and 1,600 coalition deaths. The Lancet recently estimated 100,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the invasion. Civil War in Ivory Coast, 3,000 deaths. September 11, 2001 attacks, 2,749 - 2,752 deaths.
The regime of the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea is believed to have caused many deaths, but the exact number is unknown.
Furthermore, there are several wars and dictatorships continuing from the 20th century. Mostly the number of deaths they caused during the 21st century is unknown.
See also  (. http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/wars21c.htm)
Influential people in politics as of 2005
(in alphabetical order)
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, de facto government leader Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Prime Minister Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda leader Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom George W. Bush, President of the United States of America Jacques Chirac, President of France John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia Mohammad Khatami, President of Iran Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan Hu Jintao, President of the People's Republic of China Saddam Hussein, deposed President of Iraq, currently held by US forces Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan Colin Powell, United States Secretary of State Pervez Musharraf Pakistani President. Dr. Manmohan Singh Indian Prime Minister Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation Gerhard Schröder, German (chancellor) Bundeskanzler Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands Jan-Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Influential people in technology as of 2005
Influential people in science as of 2005
Influential people in mathematics as of 2005
Influential people in popular entertainment as of 2005
Timeline of the future in forecasts
Decades and years
External links Long Bets ( Foundation to improve long-term thinking http://www.longbets.org/) Long Now ( Long-term cultural institution http://www.longnow.org/)
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