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Post WWII/ Cold War:
NATO spans the N Atlantic. N Korea invades S Korea with Russian okay. China
becomes communistic state with Russian support. Single NATO commander is always an
American. Americans have atomic and nitrogen bombs.
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In N Germany, there were free cities. They had special charters given by the emperor of
the Holy Roman Empire. They guarded these charters. The citizens wanted to maintain
their autonomy while the princes and emperors wa
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Age of Exploration:
In 1450-1500s, explorations began, showing physical recovery.
Explorations began in the 1450s by Portugal. They moved down to Africa. The first man
to make it to the tip of Africa was Bartholomew Diaz in 1497. Nam
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When the medieval era ended, you also have the breakdown of the medieval cosmology.
Cosmology- view of the universe
The medieval view is an eclectic bunch of theories from Aristotle and Ptolemy and
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Age of Mercantilism- Mercantilistic Wars
Mercantilism- is an economic vision of how the international economy works.
I ts based on the notion that there is a finite amount of wealth out in the
world. The inly way to get more is to t
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Thomas Malthus- wrote a book on population increase. He feared overpopulation.
He worried about the resources to maintain that population. 5 years into the war, he
published An Essay on Popu
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Burschenschaften- drinking clubs for students in universities that turned political.
Students want liberalism. One student assassinated a German politician (August von
Kotzebul) in 1819. This pointed to the dangers of
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Social Changes Contd:
Fails to deliver unified Italy and unified Germany.
People have to choose between liberal or national ties.
In France, after the revs of 1848, Louise Napoleon (Nephew of Napoleon) ran for
president and won b/c p
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Second Age of Exploration:
New Imperialism: (old imperialism (dating back to 1400s) Age of Exploration)
By the mid-1800s there are still remnants of old empires. Spain has Cuba,
Puerto Rico, Philipines, and Spanish Morrocco. Portuge
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WWI, Russian Revolutions, Europe post-WWI
1890- young Wilhelm II becomes Kaiser. Around 30. Bismarck is 70. Dif. Generations.
For him, the idea of Germany not being dominant on the continent is impossible and
wants to expand an
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Nazis date from the 1920s. Hitler isnt the leader at first but raises to the top. Hitler is a
leader in the early 1920 and he led a revolt in the early 1920s. He used his trial for
treason to mock the Weimar republic. Became a
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The 14th century was the t ime of crisis for Europe. I t was the fall of the High
M iddle Ages.
What happened next:
Jakob Burkhardt- wri ter who wrote The Civilization of the Renaissance in
I taly He called the renaissa