2011 has already had more history-shattering events than almost any other year since World War 2. Revolutions have swept the Middle East and much of Africa, a new war has erupted in Libya, Japan has experienced an unprecedented tsunami and a horrific nuclear crisis, the price of oil is skyrocketing, multiple nations in Europe are experiencing a financial meltdown and budget issues have pushed the U.S. government to the verge of a shutdown. In past years, it always seemed like there was time to “catch our breath” between each major crisis, but now huge events are striking in rapid-fire succession. We live at a time when wars, rumors of wars, natural disasters, bizarre occurrences and major financial problems are becoming so common that they hardly shock us anymore. 2011 truly has been one wild and crazy year, and the world is literally being transformed right in front of our eyes. For a moment, let’s review some of the history-shattering events that we have witnessed this year so far and the impact that they have had on the financial world….
#1 The Japanese Tsunami
When the tsunami struck Japan back on March 11th, most of us did not even understand what we were seeing. After all, who had ever heard of a massive wall of water sweeping 6 miles inland?
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