Compare & Contrast Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

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1600s: The real Cyrano de Bergerac writes Histoire comique des etats et empires de la lune et du soleil, chronicling his "adventures" on the moon.

1890s: The atom is discovered to be composed of a nucleus orbited by bodies called electrons. This discovery leads to the advent of space Sight and the nuclear age.

Today: The Space Shuttle makes routine visits to Earth orbit, and there is preparation for a future visit to Mars.

1640s: The Thirty Years War comes to an end for most countries with the Peace of Westphalia, but France and Spain continue to fight over territory until the end of the seventeenth century.

1890s: European countries continue to pursue colonization of the Third World in order to compete with each other for power. France deposes Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar, while Cuba demands independence from Spain.

Today: The European Union continues to evolve, making...

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