Nostradamus And A Grim Future

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Nostradamus and a Grim Future



English II pre-AP period 1



I. Introduction

A. Thesis sentence

B. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus's predictions

II. Background information on Nostradamus

A. Source of Nostradamus's education

B. Nostradamus's trip to Montpellier

C. Tragedies strike Nostradamus

1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus's family

2. Nostradamus's late wife's family sues him

3. Comment to workman results in the alarm of the Church

D. Nostradamus moves to Salon

E. Nostradamus remarries

F. Nostradamus begins work on the 'prophecies'

G. The queen of France sends for Nostradamus

H. Nostradamus flees back to Salon

I. Nostradamus becomes ill from Dropsy

J. Nostradamus makes out his will

K. Nostradamus dies

III. Technological issues arising before the Times of Trouble

A. Technological disasters

1. Weather modulator accident

2. Nuclear meltdown near mountain city

3. Joint space venture leads to biological scare

4. Earth field rupture

5. Time warping incident

B. Technological weapon advances before and during the Times of Trouble

1. Planetary climate disrupter

a. Effects of the planetary climate disrupter

b. Countermeasures to the planetary climate disrupter

2. Laser and nuclear combined radiation weapon

a. Effects of the laser/nuclear/radioactive weapon

b. A cure for the effects of the laser/nuclear/radioactive weapon

3. Earthquake triggering weapon

4. Radio wave weapon

5. Eugenics project

IV. The Times of Troubles

A. Missile scare leading to the Times of Trouble

B. A crazed world leader's gain of an atomic bomb

1. European and western countries intervene

2. Crazed leader bombs Europe

3. The stage for the Antichrist is set

C. The wargame mishap

D. Alien crash resulting in plagues

V. World War III

A. Nuclear confrontation in the Middle East

1. Radioactive fallout and its effect

2. Political boundaries redrawn

B. Current president's involvement in War...