History, the Way You Want It! From pre-Classical civilization through to the end of the Cold War, I Used to Know That: World History is packed with important truths and concise overviews of historical events. Here are the essentials of history you really should know, as well as extra nuggets that are certain to surprise and delight. Did you know that . . . • The people of Athens established the world’s first democracy? • The Romans had indoor plumbing and a road system that spanned more than 250,000 miles? • The Song dynasty introduced the first paper money, in 1020? • Mussolini had once been a schoolteacher? • The last European country to grant voting rights to women was Switzerland, in 1971? • World War II claimed the lives of 62 million people? For anyone who wants to understand the history of civilization and the geopolitical situation of today, I Used to Know That: World History is your guide!