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Britain and France comparison

Britain and France comparison - 03:55 Similarities...

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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 Britain’s 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
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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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