Boston Tea Party:
1773: The Tea Act During this period the East India Trading Company was in
serious crisis and to combat this the British government gave them a monopoly on
the sale of tea in America.
Tea actually became cheaper this way.
However, the co
After his dismissal Germanys ambitions were ruthlessly and often clumsily carried
out by Emperor William II felt that Germany should reach rather than remain small.
Together with Admiral von Tiripitz and Chancellor Bernhard bon Buelow, who were
A Long Road to 1914? Great Power Relations in the Age of Empire:
The Setting and Cast of Characters:
How did international relations change and lead to war?
European Pentarchy of powers in the late 19 th century.
The Italian War of 1859 and wars of German
refusing to make substantial constitutional concessions. He was forced to
The spread of popular male suffrage, republicanism and constitutional monarchy,
liberalism, electoral democracy, social democracy across Western and Central
The liquidation of serfdom in other countries in Europe as well the incre
As an ideology or s system of government a key feature of Interwar Europe.
After WW1 all countries of Europe had to face the challenge of democracy.
Fascism manifested in Italy, Germany and later in Hungary and Austria.
The Assault on democracy:
February Revolution and the Russian Republic:
1916/1917: the Russians were losing the war and the Tsarist government was losing
legitimacy, which subsequently led to mutinies and desertions in the army as well as
the collapse of the Russian economy.