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Lecture 5: The 1920s April 9, 2008
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Augustus R. Norton, Professor of International Relations and Anthropology at Boston University 220 Kane Hall Thursday, April 10 7:30 PM "The Shi'i Crescent? Discordant Notes from the Field"
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Why the System Failed US isolationism Diverging Interests
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Wilson’s idealism “We created this Nation, not to serve ourselves, but to serve mankind.” “The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secured as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them.”
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Why the system failed US isolationism Diverging Interests German resentment Economic troubles
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World Economy in the 1920s
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Unformatted text preview: Reparations Dawes Plan Trade barriers Hyperinflation Why the system failed US isolationism Diverging European Interests German resentment Economic troubles End of balance of power Diverging attitudes toward war Russian Revolution In communist society, where nobody has one exclusive sphere of activity but each can become accomplished in any branch he wishes, society regulates the general production and thus makes it possible for me to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening, criticize after dinner, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic.-Karl Marx, The German Ideology , 1845 The Bolshevik Revolution Russia agrarian, technologically backward Tsarist government fell apart Lenin seized power Took Russia out of the war Civil war Collectivization Self-determination...
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