Questions Regarding 19th Century Colonialism and Similar Topics

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1. Discuss the economic, political, social, and intellectual changes that occurred in the 19th century which were carried over to the 20th century.

Most of the economic, political, social, and intellectual changes were brought about by the Industrial Revolution, which began sometime around the 1800s. When the Industrial Revolution started sometime around the 1800s, many things started to happen. From political to intellectual changes, it started to happen.

Some of the economic changes were that the U.S. industrialization formed one of the greatest economic success stories in the last half of the 19th century. Most, if not all of the U.S.’s inventors contributed to the industrialization process through their many achievements. Railroad companies were in many private hands and had pioneered a number of aspects of big business in American context: huge capital investments, large labor forces, and many attempts to ensure regional monopolies over service. Investment banks did also help out in coordinating the growth of multifaceted companies.

Some of the political changes were that by the mid-19th century, political shifts had begun to combine with the forces of the Industrial Revolution to yield new, constitutional structures and a realignment of the functions of the European state. New political movements had spread throughout the western part of Europe by the 1820s, in the wake of the great revolution. Liberals were advocating the limits on the state interference in individual, along with the constitutional and parliamentary rule. Some of the radicals had accepted most of the liberal premises, but had also sough wider voting rights, even full adult male suffrage. Some of the Nationalists had argued for the importance of nation...

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...amble for some colonies late and Germany only had small areas in Africa. Militarism was also another cause of World War I because the European divide was increasing because of an arms race between the main countries. France and Germany’s armies doubled between 1870 and 1914 and there was a very brutal rivalry between Britain and Germany for mastery/control over the seas. Nationalism was another cause of World War I because the Franco-Prussian had a settlement towards the end of the war that had left the country of France extremely angry and livid at the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to the country of Germany and the country of France was very keen on regaining their lost territory/land. In addition, the countries of Austria-Hungary and Serbia were the home to many differing nationalist groups, which all of them wanted freedom from the states in which they were living in.

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