LectureOneMmw6s211

LectureOneMmw6s211 - Outline Lecture One: World War I and...

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Outline Lecture One: World War I and its Aftermath I) MMW6 as Culmination of a Thematic Sequence a) The 20 th Century and Beyond i) The grand finale and overall logic of the MMW sequence ii) What questions will you leave with? b) Emphasis on the ―Beyond‖ i) The ―short 20 th century‖—1914 to 1989—witnessing the clash of various ―isms‖ ii) Did ―history‖ end in 1989? iii) What greater perils do we face? What wisdom have we gained? II) The Assumptions of Liberalism a) What is Liberalism? What does it stand for? i) Politically, economically, socially III) Liberalism and the Outbreak of the War a) Liberal ideology of national self-determination i) 1914 Balkan nationalism against the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1) Assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 ii) Dual Alliance vs. Triple Entente (1) German Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg (2) Schlieffen Plan b) Liberalism’s assumptions about the role of the free press i) Mass media and war-mongering (1) Newspapers fanning the public’s pro-war sentiment (2) Irreversible public opinion
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