The world on its own has no history. What we usually think of as the history of the world is rather the history of great people who maximized their inherent potentials to leave indelible impacts on the earth- those are the good stories of the world. One the other hand the bad stories of the world were created by people who have had no better conscience to positively influence the world, thereby leaving pains in the hearts of others as they trampled their feet on this soil. In anyway, the good and bad stories of the world made it have a history. Your request from God should not be “tell me the history of the world” rather “let me create better history here before I leave”. Impact the world, recreate the world !!!