EDEE 280 - Contemporary Period

EDEE 280 - Contemporary Period - EDEE 280 5 Contemporary...

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EDEE 280 5. Contemporary Period Influential Ideas As bloody as the second half of the 19th century Bloody because of the complexity, sophistication and threatening nature of the ideals that were introduced Darwin (1809-1882) and Spencer (1820-1903) Darwin studied evolution Spencer said in his understanding of Darwin wrote about the survival of the fittest - applied this idea to humans - became social Darwinism How could the Belgians do what they did in the Congo - survival of the fittest - because they could o Not very humanitarian - an idea applied to humanity that became destructive Nietzsche (1844-1900) Humanity should be governed by the strongest - strongest should rise to the top Carlisle and Nietzsche - great man theory
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EDEE 280 Einstein (1879-1955) Formed a theory of relativity To understand the expanses of the universe Less emphasis on what is right and wrong o When applied to society made it harder for people to anticipate danger and evil Keynes (1883-1946) Governments should be strong economically and politically Hayek (1899-1992) Wrote with more hindsight - wrote a book about return to Serfdom We were subjects of a crown and we liberated ourselves by reducing the power of those above us Typical person went from being a serf to being a free citizen in a free state to once again being a serf under totalitarian regimes
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EDEE 280 World War II All of these ideas clashed during WWII Started because of the night of the long knives German rearmament (1935) Rome-Berlin Axis (1936) Germany re-entered the alliance with Italy Chamberlain and Churchill Chamberlain was persuaded by Hitler that Hitler's ambitions were to put Germany on the map and put a sense of pride in the Germanic people Churchill said he would not stop when he accomplishes this World was persuaded by Churchill 1939
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EDEE 280 German annexation of Austria and Czechoslovakia (1938) Non-Aggression Pact (1939) A pact that Hitler signed with Russia - you see Hitler pursuing an agenda attempted by other such as Bismarck Agreement that Hitler would not be a threat to Stalin and vice versa Germany invades Poland (1939), Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and France (1940) World knew that Hitler was just going to take and take Britain and France allied with America and Soviets Battle of Britain (1940-41) How Hitler was determined to take Britain Air battle Hitler at an impressive air force British beat the Germans 1 plane at a time In the words of Churchill "never have so many owed so much to so few" o British people owed so much gratitude to the royal air force German air force modern, developed, large Germany's ambitions continental
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EDEE 280 Hitler attacked Soviet Union (1941) Hitler's continental ambitions led him to attempt to conquer Stalin The world realized any agreement signed by Hitler would never be kept Total war against Germany - defeat of Germany Totally destroy the dictator - he committed suicide
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