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1 :01x01 - Inventors

Nov/13/2012
On an extraordinary planet, an extraordinary species emerges. Liquid water and fire, known to exist only on Earth, allow mankind to thrive. Threatened by extinction, we use our defining powers to innovate. Farming is invented, animals are domesticated, small towns and cities emerge and networks of trade and communication blossom. The written word enables new advances in technology and engineering, including stunning structures and monuments such as the Pyramids and Stonehenge. Yet disease and warfare also emerge, creating enormous challenges even as the population continues to grow.

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2 :01x02 - Iron Men

Nov/13/2012
Rogue pirates plunder the Mediterranean coast, signaling on-going conflict between newly emerging societies. But the discovery of iron and its incredible uses helps mankind create new ways of life. Armed with metal tools, humans construct new societies and amazing vessels. Early forms of government, including democracy in Athens, help guide us. Humans develop monotheistic religions including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. People power shapes the world, as warfare continues to divide us.

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3 :01x03 - Empires

Nov/20/2012
Huge engineering projects help spark intricate cities that transform the lives of millions of people. The spread of Christianity and other religions reveals the increasing interconnectedness of mankind. The greatest mega-city on earth, Rome, becomes an engine of expansion while China builds an empire on the other side of the world. A vast network of roads and shipping lanes allows goods and ideas to flow across three continents. Mankind is connected like never before—this is the birth of globalization.

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4 :01x04 - Warriors

Nov/20/2012
By the 5th century AD the Roman Empire disintegrates, leaving a power vacuum in Europe. Barbarians destroy towns and cities; Europe has entered the Dark Ages. But elsewhere in the world, humans achieve progress. In the Arabian dessert, the discovery of gold helps ignite new innovations in engineering and technology. Vikings open up new links. Mankind continues to clash in wars over religion and territory.

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5 :01x05 - Plague

Nov/27/2012
Mankind has made incredible strides. The Inca Empire rises in the Americas. Led by Genghis Khan, the Mongols use novel military strategies to conquer vast lands. But humans are also severely tested by one of the deadliest diseases the world has known—the Plague. Mankind is ravaged by this disease in Europe and parts of Asia. In the Americas, new farming techniques and the use of maize help propel mankind forward. Amazing monuments such as Machu Picchu showcase mankind’s architectual advances.

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6 :01x06 - Survivors

Nov/27/2012
Gold and salt in Africa lead to a vibrant trade between continents. Europe is reborn. Money flows into Venice creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs willing to take risks. In China, a new weapon - the gun allows a peasant uprising to unify the country. Chinese innovations inspire Europe, leading to the - printing press. Millions of books are printed, one of which will inspire a journey to the New World. Armed with new ideas and technologies, Europeans set their sights on conquering new lands.

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7 :01x07 - New World

Dec/04/2012
The Americas develop rapidly as the Aztecs build the biggest city on the planet. On the other side of the world, a Turkish sultan uses cannons to conquer Constantinople. The East feeds Europe with spices; explorers are driven to find new commodities and new lands. Columbus, Cortez and others reach the Americas, starting a battle for that continent. The consequences are dire for indigenous peoples.

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8 :01x08 - Treasure

Dec/04/2012
Silver flows out of the mines of the Americas, helping spur new empires and global links. The growth of trade doesn’t just include products, it includes people. The brutal trans-Atlantic slave trade becomes an enormous human trafficking system, leading to enslavement of tens of millions of Africans. Pilgrims, searching for religious freedom, travel to the New World. Mankind is becoming increasingly connected, with transformative consequences.

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9 :01x09 - Pioneers

Dec/11/2012
Mankind continues to advance technologically, learning how to master nature. In North America, Siberia and Australia, ancient traditions are swept away in the name of trade, commerce and science. Within a hundred years, the irrational fear that produced a witch trial in Salem gives way to a very rational cry for freedom. American revolutionaries confront a mighty empire. The battle for the modern world begins.

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10 :01x10 - Revolutions

Dec/11/2012
The thirst for freedom, equality and political liberty drives the Age of Revolutions. Mechanization of cloth and harnessing of coal fuels the Industrial Revolution. Cholera and other diseases devastate many nations, but mankind responds by developing clean water systems and new medical procedures. British control of the opium trade in China proves just how connected the world has become. Civil War rages in the United States. The struggle for equal rights and citizenship continues in places throughout the globe.

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11 :01x11 - Speed

Dec/18/2012
Mankind mobilizes toward modernity. In places like Japan, ancient traditions merge with newfound technologies. Some nations emerge as superpowers, amassing military might. From steamships such as the Titanic to skyscrapers like the Empire State Building, humans create infrastructure and vast communications networks. But progress has its dark side. The demand for rubber devastates Africa; warfare and poverty continue to threaten human survival and longevity.

12 :01x12 - New Frontiers

Dec/18/2012
Mankind builds increasingly complex systems, feeding billions of people, reshaping the landscape and re-engineering the human body. Modern food cultivation enables population explosions while uranium enables incredible destruction. Mankind travels to the moon and performs heart transplants. Globally, people continue to struggle for civil rights, equality and peace. 100,000 years ago there were a few thousand hunter-gatherers on the African savannas. Today there are 7 billion of us in every corner of the globe.
Warning: Mankind the Story of All of Us guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Discovery/Science | Drama | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: HISTORY ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 13, 2012
Episode Order: 12
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