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In terms of similarities between then and now, both the thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment and many important thinkers of today place importance on the questioning of traditional authority...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2018 2:40 pm UTC

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Here are the steps the Communists took to turn Russia in to a centralized state ruled by a single party: 1903: There is a meeting of the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP). During this...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2017 3:47 pm UTC

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Simply put, the long-term effect of British colonization in Australia is the modern day nation of Australia. Its populace, government, and culture are all an outgrowth of the efforts of British...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2018 11:19 pm UTC

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Perhaps the main impact that Elizabethan Theatre had on English society was that it provided an opportunity for every part of society to mingle. People of all social classes and sexes attended the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2018 10:59 pm UTC

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As World War II came to an end, Europe became indelibly divided into east and west. Eastern Europe became the countries occupied by the Soviets when they expelled the Germans from this land as they...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019 2:10 pm UTC

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The Medieval worldview was drastically different than that of the Renaissance era. In the Medieval period, feudalism was a way of life: there was no middle class. Instead, feudal lords controlled...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2017 11:39 pm UTC

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The notion of appeasement was something that the leaders of France and Britain pursued in the hopes of quelling the mounting crisis. The belief of leaders like Neville Chamberlain of Britain was...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2010 6:31 am UTC

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The Estates-General was a key event in the French Revolution. This began as a meeting of the "three estates" of French society (the nobility, clergy, and peasantry) to try and solve the issues...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 3:47 pm UTC

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The scientific revolution was unique in that it focused on learning through observations and looking for cause-and-effect relationships in natural phenomena. Before this, people looked to old...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2017 3:11 pm UTC

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The man known as Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, was born in 742. In 768, he became king of the Franks upon the death of his father Pepin the Short, although he co-ruled with his brother...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2020 1:44 am UTC

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The growth of the printing press was an absolutely crucial factor in the rise, and subsequent development, of the Protestant Reformation. For one thing, Protestantism is a denomination of a...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2017 9:25 am UTC

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Marx's philosophies have impacted us because they have been co-opted and adulterated by various individuals over time in ways we mostly see as negative. I think it's safe to say that Marx never...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2011 10:32 am UTC

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Christopher Columbus was an old-time entrepreneur. He was willing to take great risks and expose his credibility to ridicule in order to obtain a profit. After being denied financial compensation...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2017 5:30 pm UTC

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After the defeat of Napoleon, the European leaders converged at Vienna to discuss ways in which peace would be maintained throughout Europe for years to come. During these discussions, Metternich...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2015 10:44 am UTC

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As the previous educators have mentioned, the answer to this question is very subjective. Some people have very pure ideas of these concepts, while others base them within personal needs and...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2018 7:48 pm UTC

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There is debate among historians about whether Enlightenment ideas were all that important in the outbreak of the French Revolution. Some historians argue that most of the important Enlightenment...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2015 1:44 pm UTC

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The two events that led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe and the Pacific were, respectively, the German invasion of Poland and the Japanese attack on the United States naval base at Pearl...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2012 4:08 am UTC

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King John was the brother of Richard the Lionheart and the son of Henry II. All three had the same ill temper and the logical fears that arise from being king in such turbulent times. The...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2010 1:28 am UTC

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The Weimar Republic was established to govern Germany after its defeat in World War I (1914–1918). It ruled the nation from 1919 to 1933. The Weimar Republic faced numerous and severe problems...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2020 11:16 am UTC

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The Enlightenment and its belief in reason led to changes in the way people thought about science, government, and economics. Influential thinkers such as Adam Smith advocated a system of economics...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2017 7:51 pm UTC

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The previous thoughts were quite accurate in that the German invasion of Poland ended up being the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. The interesting thing was that leaders were...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2010 8:19 pm UTC

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The Enlightenment helped pave the way for the French Revolution by its insistence on rationality as the litmus test for any political system, and one quick glance at ancien regime France could've...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2020 7:57 am UTC

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In the 1920s, Vladimir Lenin sought to move the Soviet government towards a path of "state capitalism." A new economic approach was needed to stabilize Soviet government in the wake of a...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2014 1:41 am UTC

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While the German and Austro- Hungarian holdings were dramatically impacted upon the conclusion of World War I, the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist after "the war to end all wars." While Germany and...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2015 4:55 pm UTC

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The Renaissance represented a major break from Medieval Europe and its traditions in that it was able to achieve knowledge in a variety of disciplines that challenged the dominant worldview of the...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2019 8:39 am UTC

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Two of the documents that you list directly deal with compelling the King of England to be in obedience to the laws. The first is the Magna Carta. This document was an agreement between King John...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2019 10:23 am UTC

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As early as 52 A. D. St. Paul wrote an epistle to the Christians of Thessaloniki [Greece], so Christianity has been in Europe for many centuries. However, it has been threatened for many hundreds...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2015 9:25 am UTC

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Gueridon service began as a way to speed up the process of cooking complex meals for the Russian nobility while simultaneously showcasing the skills of their chefs. It likely evolved over time...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2019 6:46 pm UTC

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Technological developments in three fields made it possible for Europeans to explore faraway places overseas starting in the fifteenth century. These were developments in shipbuilding, navigation,...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 2:59 pm UTC

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For much of the Middle Ages, Feudalism dominated the lives of those who lived in Western Europe. But its impact on individuals depended chiefly on their social position. The king or ruler, for...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2016 6:33 pm UTC

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North America includes the United States and Mexico. The long-term impact of the Spanish on what is today Mexico is far deeper than the Spanish influence on the United States. The Spanish conquered...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2019 1:39 am UTC

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This was an interesting conversation. Other than the last post, I found it educational. I think it was a combination of Napoleon's personal characteristics and history. Great historical figures...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2011 9:19 am UTC

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Indian independence from Great Britain was the culmination of many movements and events that took place over the course of a ninety-year span beginning in 1857. Let's look at some of these...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019 2:24 pm UTC

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Although he was a member of the clergy and therefore a member of the First Estate, Abbe Sieyès was a true champion of the rights of the Third Estate. Since the segment of the Fench population...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2019 3:29 pm UTC

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Improvements in transportation in the 1700s made it easier for manufacturers to transport goods. Factories during the Industrial Revolution in Britain produced mass amounts of goods, such as...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016 7:47 am UTC

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In the years leading up to World War I, many countries in Europe seemed to be on a path to war. The buildup of militaries across the continent, combined with imperialist ambitions, a growth in...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 8:39 pm UTC

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Enlightened absolutism or enlightened despotism is a term used to describe the reigns of several 18th century European monarchs. Under "enlightened absolutism," the monarch retains absolute power...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2017 2:24 pm UTC

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For the medievals, the Bible was the final authority on all things scientific. If the Bible, the word of God, said the earth was 4,000 odd years old, that must be correct. If it said God created...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 12:34 am UTC

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The reconquest of Spain from the Muslims helped the Spanish by allowing them to have the resources needed to send Columbus out on his expedition. Before 1492, the Spanish had been fighting to...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2012 12:50 am UTC

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The Third Estate was made up of the common people of France in the years leading up to the French Revolution. They chose the name "Third Estate" to define themselves in contrast to the First and...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2019 3:42 pm UTC

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While I certainly do not wish to paint the British with one brush, I do believe that the vast majority did view India and its people as in need of "civilization." The British came to India and...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2010 8:52 am UTC

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FREEDOM. The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen proclaimed freedom of speech, freedom from arbitrary arrest (article 7), and freedom of religion and opinion (article 10). It...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2018 7:43 pm UTC

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A very large chunk of Russian society supported the Bolsheviks. Not all of them were committed communists, but they were all very unhappy with the monarchy and with the provisional government that...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2013 5:23 pm UTC

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The Chanak Crisis of 1921-22 broke out when the forces of Turkish nationalist and soon-to-be president Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) neared the cities of Constantinople and Chanak, both of which had been...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2019 10:02 pm UTC

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First, it should be noted that the assertion that the Scientific Revolution was in fact revolutionary has been contested by recent historians, including Steven Shapin. Shapin and other scholars...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2012 3:12 am UTC

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Elizabeth I was probably the most successful monarch in English history. Her skill in foreign and domestic matters have justifiably led to historians designating the period of her reign as the "Age...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2010 1:07 am UTC

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Napoleon Bonaparte was Director, Consul, and eventually Emperor of France from 1799-1814, and then 1814-1815 (more on that later). Historians regard Napoleon as an egotistical military genius whose...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2016 7:12 pm UTC

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Well, it is a bit overstated to say the Spanish Empire fell in the 1600's, although it was weakened and Britain became a much more serious challenger on the world stage by the end of the 1600's....

Latest answer posted February 4, 2010 7:55 am UTC

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The Vikings were from Scandinavia which is north of England. It was a short distance to travel on a raiding party. The raiding parties saw the fertile croplands and bountiful harvests produced on...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2009 10:51 pm UTC

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I think that you can build off of the previous response to explain the French Revolution to suggest that there are times in revolutions when "everything old is new again." The French Revolution...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2010 12:09 pm UTC

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