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Unformatted text preview: 03:55 Britain and France comparison Similarities Imperial powers with many overseas colonies People emerged victorious over kings Globalization has meant France and Britain are introduced to new cultures which have caused problems Differences France developed in Britains shadow In France, monarchy and feudal oligargy were displaced throught a major revolution in 1789, not like Britain, with a long series of conflicts and compromises British experience is one of subjugating monarchical power to representative institutions while the French democratic experience regulated a strong centralized state through plebiscitary mandate Parliamenttary rle in Britain vs Presendial rule in France Centralized state become highly involved Japan and Germany comparision Abortive democracy Germany, 1919-1933, Weimar Republic Japan, 1912 1926, Taisho Democracy Fascism Germany, 1933 1962, Hitler, German seperation Japan, 1926 1945, US occupation Equal basis Germany, 1990, economy beginning to be progressing again Japan, 1989, prediction of surpassing Western economy Similarities Rising middle class Needed military power to compete with early developers Confronted external challenges to its sovereignty that forced it into rapid economic development in order to compete militarily Restructuring after WWII Industrial revolution occurred primarily in the form of revolution from above Done quickly under national bureaucarc and with family-owned capital...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course POLI 211 taught by Professor Sabetti during the Fall '08 term at McGill.
- Fall '08
- Comparative Politics