What is ahead of us will be something hard to predict. The world has been interconnected for a number of years now and its showing a lot of unknowns and possibly opportunities. From Chinas rise as a super power, asserting its role as the dominant force in the Asia pacific region and the growing nationalistic fervor that is seen across the world. No one can deny that the quest for a new world order is clearly into view as promised by President George Bush Sr. in 1991. So to get educated in history and understand how we got here should be the first order of business.