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  • Industrial Revolution to Imperialism: The 19th-century version of “The World is Flat”
  • The World Is Getting Smaller..
    • Socially & Politically :
      • Nationalism allows for more unification of Germany, France, Russia, Japan, Italy
      • Countries see selves as unique & superior to others
      • Adoption of national languages
      • Industrialization and Technology = something to be proud of!
  • The World is Getting Smaller..
    • Economically:
      • Industrialization consumes tremendous resources
        • Deforestation
        • Depletion of ores
        • Markets saturated (need new customers!)
      • More industrialized countries = COMPETITION:
        • Resources
        • Markets
  • The World is Getting Smaller..
    • Economically:
      • David Ricardo (Iron Law of Wages Guy)
        • Comparative and Absolute Advantage
        • World’s resources exist for Europe to exploit!
  • The World is Getting Smaller..
    • Communication / Travel:
      • Canals (Suez and Panama)
      • Steamboats can move up rivers, and faster in general
      • Trains connect lands, move a lot of stuff
      • Telegraphs and later telephones = more “real time” information
  •  
  • The World is Getting Smaller..
    • Competition & Commerce:
      • End of slavery
        • (ethical)
        • (economic - factory labor cheaper)
      • Asia, Africa, India, Latin America:
        • Large populations = more customers
        • No industry = can’t catch up
        • Poor = easier to control
        • Resource Rich, Industry Poor
  • Europe, End 19th c.
  • European Nationalism
  • European Control, 1700-1763
  • European Control, 1900
  • Pacific
  • Wrapping It Up…
    • How specifically will Industrialization lead to more European Interaction with other parts of the world?
    • What attitude will European countries take with non-industrialized lands?
    • How will European countries treat each other? Why?
    • What do you feel will eventually happen with all of this increased competition?