07- Making of a Nation State from an Empire

07- Making of a Nation State from an Empire - Making of a...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Making of a Nation State from an Empire 20/09/2007 11:31:00 Review Tuesday at 4: SOS 250 Bring a blue book David Armitage: In 500 yrs. emergence of world of (nation) states from world of empires more than democracy, nationalism, language of rights, globalization, this  defines political universe we live in Good ex. : united nations, not united empires American Revolution was first outbreak of contagion of sovereignty  (movements for independence) that would sweep the world after 1776. I. Origins of the break-up of parts of the British Empire in America- 7 yrs war War of empires II.  Empires, nation states and the role of republicanism Republicanism: controversial type of political form Circa 1750 Empires Everywhere: Spanish Empire, Ching Empire, Mogul  Empire, French Empire, Ottoman Empire In this time, people didn’t assume nation state as they do today Empire characteristics: o Rule by a royal dynasty, often linked to deity. Going against ruler of  empire is like going against god. o Military force but often governing of subjects through intermediary  princes If taken over, prince would pay some tribute to empire but life for  subjects was basically the same o Common to have different languages, religions, legal systems in one  empire
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

o Nations in the context of empires meant races or peoples, ethnicities Much of the reason that the American Revolution occurred in 1776 was that  empires were in decline in the 18 th  c.? o False: Most of what eventually became the US was still claimed by  empires o After American revolution- British empire gains nationalities, the  imperial growth in Africa and Asia, Australia, dominion system o France: Napoleon o Nation states not necessarily preferable to everybody- Native 
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern