From political transformation to cultural change to intellectual shift, the Western world remade itself in remarkable ways between 1648 and the present. Explain in a paragraph the profound upheavals of this era, beginning by offering your own definition of the word "revolution," and then providing at least three examples of profound revolutionary change and examining their transformative effects on Western society.
One important theme of Western History is the relationship between the West and the wider world. Explain in a paragraph in which you consider the nature of this relationship. How would you define it? How did this relationship shape our present?
Of all the modern political ideologies that emerged in the West in this period, perhaps none has been so significant as nationalism. What is nationalism? When did it emerge and how did it influence Western history in the period we studied?