Notes - Russia 2 New technologies 3 Growth of large-scale industry and finance o New Methods of power/electricity o Technology and transportation

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27/10/2009 14:59:00 Politics, Culture, and Economy of the Fin-de-Siecle (1870-1914) Introduction-Challenging Liberalism The economy changes gear: the second industrial revolution The politics of mass democracy: socialism, feminism, and racial nationalism The culture of the irrational: Sigmund Freud and Gustav Klimt Key Questions Period of peace which gave way to total war Period of democratization which gave way to a critique of liberal democracy In what ways did changes in the economy and political systems between  1870-1914 undermine or challenge the confidence of European middle-class  liberals and how do the arts and culture reflect the anxieties of the era? The Economy changers gear: the second industrial revolution 1. spread of industrialization to parts of Europe, USA, Japan and beginning in 
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Unformatted text preview: Russia 2. New technologies 3. Growth of large-scale industry and finance o New Methods of power/electricity o Technology and transportation ← The Great Depression 1873-1896 • Crisis in overproduction • Fall in prices • Decline in profits for business • Free trade abandoned everywhere but Great Britain (tariffs, monopolies, mergers) • Labor prices reduced trough de-skilling, assembly line, etc… • Growth of chain stores, department stores, advertising • Imperialism and the search for new markets ← ← The Politics of Mass Democracy – The promise and threat of universal mass male suffrage • 27/10/2009 14:59:00 ← 27/10/2009 14:59:00 ←...
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Notes - Russia 2 New technologies 3 Growth of large-scale industry and finance o New Methods of power/electricity o Technology and transportation

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