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Leopold got $$ rich $$ - hid his profit so well (~$1.1 bil?); eventually was told to sell to Belgium; Europe divvied Africa amongst themselves; 1900 – 90% of Africa belonged to Europe/US colonial power Kipling : born in Mumbai & moved to England when he was young; wrote “White Man’s Burden” in 1899 - saying how it’s a drag – you must bring civilization – they think they’re doing it for their own good Orwell : “Shooting the Elephant” – natives of India say he has to kill the elephant b/c society works that way 1870-1914: new problems - Industrialization : moved at different places in different speeds - Nationalism : in many countries - Emergence of Germany as the most powerful state in Europe – factor that probably destabilized the nation II. Causes of WWI a. Alliance System: long-term result of the Franco-Prussian War & direct result of how Germany was unified; at the end of the war, the French had to give up this area – Alsace-Lorraine ; Germany was a military power & France was angry & wanted their land back Period of Splendid Isolation : France wasn’t powerful… Creation of the Triple Alliance : Bismarck didn’t want to keep expanding borders
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