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    European nations gained world dominance between the 15th and 19th centuries through imperialism and industrialization. European nations competed among themselves for international influence, and established by the early 20th century a very intricate balance of power, the disturbance of which ignited World War I in 1914. Over this same period, the power of monarchs within European nations declined as a larger portion of the populace demanded political rights, leading to the democratization of most

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    and the Modern Literature era are two very different times for the literature world. Each era had a big impact through literature, politics, and economics. The Victorian era was a time of change during the reign of Queen Victoria between 1837 to 1901. The Modern Literature era also known as the Twentieth Century and After increased popularity in literature due to the rise of industrialization and globalization from roughly about the 1910 's to the 1990 's. Even though, both of these eras made an

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    Many historical events can be linked to the beginning of the “modern era,” but no development continues to impact and shape the contemporary world like the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution affected nations everywhere and ultimately created the world as we know it today. As Peter Stearns said, “Industrialization was the most fundamental force in world history in both the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, and it continues to powerfully shape the twenty-first” (1). The Industrial

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    Entertainment in modern America is the key element associated with free time, whether it be surfing the web or watching a movie; pastimes that surpass class and gender. Up until the Victorian Era of England, leisure pursuits were only enjoyed by the wealthy. After the rise of the Industrial Revolution, however, the middle class grew and relaxing activities became numerous as free time was no longer only reserved for the rich. New forms of entertainment were enjoyed both by the working and elite as

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    The Early Modern era had been filled with new cultures and excitement, however, the slave and sugar trade had been a dark part of the time period, not so much for the Europeans, but for the Africans. The slave and sugar trade had been led by Europeans who began the harsh period which was filled with slavery and the craving necessity for sugar. All which began in Early Modern age, spanning from 1450 to 1750 from Africa to Europe to the Americas in the triangular trade. The triangular trade was a large

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    or converted to Christianity and also added their blend of drumming and dancing to create a unique syncretic religion. One of the bigger unique parts of the African American identity was the music which started on plantations and led way to become modern blues, jazz and soul music that is known today. These traditions were created to preserve the story of the Africans who suffered for years because of the slave trade and through this, their stories are unforgettable. By 1848, migration had caused

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    The Development of Personal Computers

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    The Development of Personal Computers The history of the computer goes back hundreds of years. From the abacus through the modern era the evolution of computers has involved many innovative individuals. It was out of this desire to innovate many fascinating tabulating machines developed. The modern computer, therefore, evolved from an amalgamation of the genius of many individuals over a long period of history. Many people shaped the world by making the efforts to develop technology. An early

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    publication in 1899, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness has rarely been disputed on the basis of its literary merits; in fact, it was long seen as one of the great novels of the burgeoning modern era, a sort of bridge between the values and storytelling styles of the waning Victorian period and those of the modern era (Gatten), and regarded a high-ranking space amidst the great literature of the century, if not the millennia (Mitchell 20). Conrad’s literary masterpiece manages references to other great

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    King Leopolds Ghost

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    Book Review of King Leopold's Ghost, by Adam Hochschild What some have considered to be the first international scandal of the modern era took place in the Congo from 1890 until 1910. King Leopold II of Belgium was at the head of this so-called scandal. Although Europe and the rest of the world seemed to have forgotten the victims of these crimes, there is a considerable amount of material to use when attempting to recreate the horror that took place in Leopold's Congo. This is exactly what

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    The Essence of the Otavalo In our modern era and by our modern standards, the Otavalo people of Ecuador shine with scintillating success in the global arena. A myriad of factors have contributed to Otavalo prosperity and wealth, factors both outside and within their control, but factors nonetheless dependent upon the fluidity and ever-changing construct of indigenous identity. Tracing the saga of this indigenous people’s rise to textile, musical and cultural capital, the opportunistic attitude

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