Others have taken a crack at this. These are my take on what historians will say. These 10 events will change our world, and for each 2007 was a critical year.
1. The Commitment to Mars. In a thousand years it will be noted that in 2004 some long-forgotten president said, “We shall go to Mars.” By 2007 the project was viable, with planning on track and no looking back.
3. The Rise of the Center. True Toryism (Classical Conservatism) is gone from the West, and Marxism continues its death throes, but the silent majority has found its voice. The common-sense political center is finally speaking up. Bush, John Bolten, Fred Thompson, thousands of politicians read these blogs. This movement will now begin a relentless rise to political pre-eminence.
4. Europe is at peace. The conflict in Kosovo is finally over for sure. Montenegro voted for independence status in 2006, and there has been no violent backlash. For the first time in known history, there are no wars on the continent of Europe.
5. Star Wars. Europe laughed at Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative’ (Ein Traum - kein wirkliches Programme [‘A dream with nothing working’ program]). In 2007 it got legs. It now works quite well, with more components rapidly coming. For the US, nuclear war will soon be winnable.
6. Victory in Iraq. There is no going back now. Counterinsurgency warfare is becoming peacemaking, soon to become peacekeeping, then evolving to garrisoned advisers supporting a lasting peace.
9. The dawn of the Thorium Reactor. Cheap, plentiful and safe. There is lots of thorium in democratic countries, including the US. It cannot be used for nuclear weapons, it’s not naturally radioactive, and the technology now looks viable.
10. Victory in Afghanistan. The Taliban are dead, Jim.