Archive for the ‘Chapter 20: The Consolidation of Nation States’ Category

Tsar Alexander II

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/iHsq9Od8bsU" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] TSAR ALEXANDER II's ASSASSINATION

Theodor Herzl and Zionism

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/eB7tr0MBTjA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]Herzl on YouTube

Alfred Dreyfus Affair

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E212ggKqKt0" width="500" height="500" wmode="transparent" /]Alfred Dreyfus on YouTube

What is to be done?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

A novel written by Lenin in 1902

” a call to establish a small, elite party of leaders who could guide an overwhelmingly peasant Russia to a proletarian revolution.”

The novel:

http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1901/witbd/

Kaiser William II

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Kaiser William II – Great video.

Kaiser achieved the throne in 1888, right from the start he had problems with Bismarck and before two years were even up William II replaced Bismarck.   Kaiser enforced many new policies for overseas, believing that it would be the best way to win over the German worker.  Throughout Kaiser’s reign German workers lives continued to flourish.

www.google.com

German Unification Clip

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

German Unification

A map of the Germanic empire

A map of Germany prior to the unification

Rare WWI German Footage

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Rare WWI German Footage

The Great War, World War One, consisted of two stages: conventional warfare that lasted from 1914 to 1916, and a war of desperate expedients, when both sides struggled for their own existences, lasting until the end.

The two sides of the war consisted of the Allied Powers (France, Great Britain, Russia, the United States, and other smaller counties) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary,  and Turkey/Ottoman Empire, along with other smaller country support).

Though Germany turned out to be the Central Power most involved in the war, there is little or no evidence that the Germans had planned for war.  There are several fundamental causes that had brought the world to the brink of war: nationalism, imperialist competition, militarism, and the build up of pre-war alliances.  These growing appearance of these factors perhaps inevitably led to what was called the Great War, World War One.

Sources:

www.youtube.com
http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/germanyduringww1.htm

Maps of Nations During the Consolidation of Nation States.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

This image is of Italy during the 1850's. It shows the seperate territories that would eventually become united.

Austrian Empire

This map demonstrates the vast amount of nationalities that made up the Habsburg empire.

Germany

This map of proto Germany shows the large land area the independent territories occupied.

Ottoman Empire

This Ottoman map displays the gains and losses of the empire as it experienced territory changes

Domestic Crisis

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

This is a short video discussing the Dreyfus Affair.

Dreyfus Affair

The Rise of Nationalism

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Here is a list containing photographs each nationalist thinker/leader during this period.

Giuseppe Mizzini (Italy)

Otto Von Bismarck (German Confederation)

Kaiser William II (Prussia)

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (France)

Queen Victoria (England)

Abdul Hamid II