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Selected topics in modern world history course overview

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  • 1. COURSE OVERVIEW
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  • 3. The Renaissance – Renaissance is a French term which means “rebirth” or “revival” – In European history, it is roughly a 200 year period from 1350 and 1550 – The Renaissance marked a rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman ideas, art, culture and philosophy 3
  • 4. Absolutism  Many people responded to the crises of the seventeenth century by searching for order – will turn to absolutism  In dealing with the political, religious, economic, and climatic problems of the day the leaders of state sought more power to deal with problems.  The response was a new political philosophy that had been in the works for a millennium=Absolutism Prussian Family Crest
  • 5. The Industrial Revolution, 1700–1900 The Industrial Revolution begins in Britain, spreads to other countries, and has a strong impact on economics, politics, and society. Rail locomotives began connecting U.S. cities in the 1840s, enabling transport of goods between factories, cities, and ports.
  • 6. World War I World War I (WWI) was a military conflict, from 1914 to 1918 Began as a local European war between AustriaHungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914 Transformed into a general European struggle by declaration of war against Russia on August 1, 1914 Eventually became a global war involving 32 nations
  • 7. World War II  In terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. Began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and a England/France Widened to include most of the nations of the world. Ended in 1945, with the U.S. and Soviet Union emerging as major world powers

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