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Centers of Progress, Pt. 14: Benin City (Security)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 13: Florence (Art)

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How Much Do You Know About Centers of Global Progress?

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 12: Hangzhou (Paper Money)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 11: Baghdad (Astronomy)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 10: Chang'an (Trade)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 9: Rome (Roads)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 8: Alexandria (Information)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 7: Athens (Philosophy)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 6: Chichen Itza (Team Sports)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 5: Ur (Law)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 4: Nan Madol (Seafaring)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 3: Mohenjo-Daro (Sanitation)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 2: Uruk (Writing)

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Centers of Progress, Pt. 1: Jericho (Agriculture)

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“When I go to places like Malawi or Tanzania or Senegal, they say they all want to live in America … We are lucky to live here,” Melinda Gates.

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“Progress does not mean that everything gets better for everyone, everywhere, all the time. That would be a miracle …[not] progress,” Steven Pinker.

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