Lecture 1

Lecture 1 - Introduction: Setting Up the 20th Century...

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Introduction: Setting Up the 20 th Century – Lecture 1 I) A Century of Transformations A) Demographic Revolution -The world population has tripled and there is an unbroken increase in population B) Where People Live and What they Do -1850: majority of population in Europe -1950: 15% of population in Europe while the rest are scattered in non-developed countries -The farmers and peasants move from a rural to a urban city setting -Britain was the only city life in the 1900s C) Life Expectancy and Birth Rates -The year expectancy of the poor was 25 years old, now 65 - The year expectancy of the rich was 45 years old, now 75 -1970 the university students doubled in the US -The poor countries students attending college was very low but now much higher than Britain students back in 1900 D) Wars and Genocide - E) Political Systems: From Empires to Nation-States - F) A New Political Ideal: Democracy - a product of the 20 th century but wasn’t a functioning one back then in the 19 th century II) Making Sense of the Transformations: Picking a Framework
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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