II 1. Why did World War I and its aftermath represent a turning point in history of
World War I marked the end of the Great Illusion, or the sense of optimism, for western
civilization. When the war started, many Europeans felt betra
The Age of Enlightenment: Chapter 19
Termgenus (general category)differentia
Enlightenment= 18th century cultural (broad , affected all society), movement based upon a pseudoscientific view of natural law and a principle of enlightened self interest
Topic II: The Aftermath of Total War, Circa 1650
The wars of 1618-1660
I. Cultural was involving whole ways of lifenot simply just religious wars
II. Wars of imperialism: a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
III. Wars of supremacy (The
4. How did the Napoleonic era serve to change the western world?
After the straining years of the French Revolution, France was left in shambles and in
need of immense change to return the country to its once superior place in the western wor
1. How did the wars of the late seventeenth century and the eighteenth century to 1783 serve to
change the course of western civilization?
France was one of the leading powers in the Europe during the late seventeenth century.
Through the war
2. How does one explain the discrepancy between the ideals of the French Revolution and the
violence which pervaded it?
The driving forces fueling the French Revolution were to remove oppression and to
achieve equality as citizens of France.
II 2. What accounts for the domestic (not international) political and economic instability
of the interwar (1919-1939) years in Europe?
The interwar years in Europe proved to be very unstable politically and economically.
There are multiple factors for t
2. How might the eighteenth century Enlightenment have set western civilization on a course for
The eighteenth century Enlightenment set western civilization on a course for change by
changing the way people thought on many subjects.
I 1.How might the history of the twentieth century in some way have roots in earlier eras
we have studied?
The course of the twentieth century was greatly impacted by the previous eras in history.
It is very clear that the twentieth century r
III 1. How successful was the New Deal?
The successfulness of the New Deal is controversial and highly debatable. However, in
my opinion, I truly believe that Roosevelts New Deal was ultimately a success. Although it did
not bring an end to the Great Depr
The Emergence of the European State System Part IV: 17th Century Wars
The wars of the 17 century served eventually to limit aggression by the creation of
balances of power, thus setting the stage for future European diplomacy in war.