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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} <imagemap>File:2000s decade montage3.png|From left, clockwise: The World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty during the 9/11 attacks; the euro enters into European currency in 2002; a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled during the Iraq War; U.S. troops heading toward an army helicopter during the War on Terror; social media through the Internet spreads across the world; a Chinese soldier gazes at the 2008 Summer Olympics commencing; an economic crisis, the largest since the Great Depression, hits the world in 2008; a tsunami from the Indian Ocean following an earthquake kills over 250,000 on Boxing Day, 2004.|420px|thumb rect 1 1 234 178 September 11 attacks rect 236 1 371 178 Euro rect 374 1 495 181 Iraq War rect 244 181 495 326 War on Terror rect 327 330 494 486 Social media rect 165 330 324 487 2008 Summer Olympics rect 1 331 163 487 Financial crisis of 2007–08 rect 3 181 241 327 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami desc bottom-left </imagemap>

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s2000s2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2000s-related
categories:
BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 2000s (pronounced "two-thousands") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009.

The growth of the Internet contributed to globalization during the decade, which allowed communication among those around the world.<ref>Ludden D (1998). The newness of globalization: A schematic view of the historical zones of territoriality University of Pennsylvania. Unfinished draft. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 31, 2012/http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/global2.htm Archived March 31, 2012 at the Wayback Machine</ref><ref>Gordon PH; Meunier S (2001). The French challenge: Adapting to globalization. Washington, D.C.: Brookings.</ref><ref>Heizo T; Ryokichi C (1998). "Japan". Domestic Adjustments to Globalization (CE Morrison & H Soesastro, Eds.). Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, pp. 76–102. Retrieved December 30, 2009.</ref><ref>Fry EH (2003). Local governments adapting to globalization. National League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2009. Archived January 5, 2011 at the Wayback Machine</ref><ref>Haarstad H; Fløysand A (2007). "Globalization and the power of rescaled narratives: A case of opposition to mining in Tambogrande, Peru". Political Geography 26(3), pp. 289–308. Retrieved December 30, 2009 {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref>

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable environmental consequences, raised demand for diminishing energy resources,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> and was still shown to be vulnerable as demonstrated during the Global Financial Crisis late in the decade.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} <imagemap>File:2000s decade montage3.png|From left, clockwise: The World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty during the 9/11 attacks; the euro enters into European currency in 2002; a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled during the Iraq War; U.S. troops heading toward an army helicopter during the War on Terror; social media through the Internet spreads across the world; a Chinese soldier gazes at the 2008 Summer Olympics commencing; an economic crisis, the largest since the Great Depression, hits the world in 2008; a tsunami from the Indian Ocean following an earthquake kills over 250,000 on Boxing Day, 2004.|420px|thumb rect 1 1 234 178 September 11 attacks rect 236 1 371 178 Euro rect 374 1 495 181 Iraq War rect 244 181 495 326 War on Terror rect 327 330 494 486 Social media rect 165 330 324 487 2008 Summer Olympics rect 1 331 163 487 Financial crisis of 2007–08 rect 3 181 241 327 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami desc bottom-left </imagemap>

Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s2000s2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2000s-related
categories:
BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 2000s (pronounced "two-thousands") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000 and ended on December 31, 2009.

The growth of the Internet contributed to globalization during the decade, which allowed communication among those around the world.<ref>Ludden D (1998). The newness of globalization: A schematic view of the historical zones of territoriality University of Pennsylvania. Unfinished draft. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 31, 2012/http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dludden/global2.htm Archived March 31, 2012 at the Wayback Machine</ref><ref>Gordon PH; Meunier S (2001). The French challenge: Adapting to globalization. Washington, D.C.: Brookings.</ref><ref>Heizo T; Ryokichi C (1998). "Japan". Domestic Adjustments to Globalization (CE Morrison & H Soesastro, Eds.). Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, pp. 76–102. Retrieved December 30, 2009.</ref><ref>Fry EH (2003). Local governments adapting to globalization. National League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2009. Archived January 5, 2011 at the Wayback Machine</ref><ref>Haarstad H; Fløysand A (2007). "Globalization and the power of rescaled narratives: A case of opposition to mining in Tambogrande, Peru". Political Geography 26(3), pp. 289–308. Retrieved December 30, 2009 {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref>

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable environmental consequences, raised demand for diminishing energy resources,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> and was still shown to be vulnerable as demonstrated during the Global Financial Crisis late in the decade.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


2000s (decade) sections
Intro  Names for the decade  Politics and wars  Assassinations  Disasters  Economics  Science and technology  Religion and Irreligion  Population and social issues  Environment and climate change  Culture  Architecture  Popular culture  See also  Footnotes  References  Further reading  External links  

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