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Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Mankind: The Story of All of Us is a twelve-part documentary series telling the history of the human race from the beginning of humanity to the rise of modern society as we know it through some of critical events in human history. The series covers key events that were turning points in the human journey in transitioning from being hunter-gatherers to global citizens, including how people's lives in one part of the world are affected by events elsewhere. Episodes covered throughout the series include the ice age, the advent of farming, the sacking of Rome, the discovery of the New World, the fall of the Aztec empire, the Industrial Revolution and so much more.

Episode 01 - Inventors
On a unique planet, a unique species takes its first steps: Mankind begins. But it's a world full of danger. Threatened by extinction, we innovate to survive.

Episode 02 - Iron Men
A mysterious band of pirates plunders the Mediterranean coast--leaving destruction in its wake. Empires fall, but out of the chaos, we discover iron.

Episode 03 - Empires
The Roman Empire's vast network of roads and shipping lanes allows goods and ideas to flow across three continents.

Episode 04 - Warriors
When Rome is sacked by barbarians, Europe enters a Dark Age. But from the fringes of the old empire, two new forces remake the world.

Episode 05 - Plague
Traveling along Mongol trade routes, the disease wreaks havoc in Asia and Europe - the greatest biological disaster in history.

Episode 06 - Survivors
Gold from Africa kickstarts the rebirth of Europe. Chinese innovations inspire Europe--leading to the printing press. Millions of books are printed.

Episode 07 - New World
Europeans race to find a new route to the spice-rich East. Instead, Christopher Columbus lands in America - and discovers gold. Within 30 years the Aztecs will be conquered.

Episode 08 - Treasure
In the Andes, the Spanish open up the largest silver mine in the world and mint millions of pesos de ocho (pieces of eight). These coins transform the global economy.

Episode 09 - Pioneers
Mankind embarks on a new age of exploration and tames the wilderness. In North America, Siberia and Australia ancient traditions are swept away in the name of commerce and science.

Episode 10 - Revolutions
Two great revolutions entwine. The American Revolution inspires dreams of political and personal liberty. The Industrial Revolution replaces muscle power with machines.

Episode 11 - Speed
The end of the Civil War allows Mankind to go into overdrive. This is an age of innovation, transformation and mass production.

Episode 12 - New Frontiers
Mankind takes on godlike powers: to feed billions of people, reshape the landscape, re-engineer the human body.


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