What is a controversial topic in world history that is interesting and has been researched?
I'm writing an essay for my world history class and I can choose any topic. I'm wondering what interesting and controversial topics there are that I can write about.
If you have all of world history to choose from, there are so many possible topics. Here are three examples from very different eras of history:
- Who caused the Cold War to happen? Was it the fault of the United States or was the Soviet Union more to blame?
- Should Christopher Columbus be seen as a hero or as a villain? There are those who say that Columbus is responsible for genocide while others argue that he was a great explorer.
- Was European imperialism good for the countries that got colonized? Some historians argue that British imperialism, in particular, was beneficial to the economic and political systems of the colonized countries.