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Indirect rule was a system of governance employed by the colonialists especially the British. The system maintained native rulers and their existing systems in managing the affairs of the colonized...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2016 10:40 am UTC

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Enlightenment thinkers sought to subject time-honored traditions, many of which had been accepted more or less on faith, to scrutiny. Those institutions that did not conform to reason should be...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2012 2:51 am UTC

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In simple terms, the Congress of Vienna was convened to clear up the appalling mess left behind by several decades of conflict in Europe. For over three decades the continent had been wracked by...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2019 11:43 am UTC

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The main ideas of the agreement between Christopher Columbus and King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella were that Columbus would get power and money if he were able to find any new lands on his voyage....

Latest answer posted September 22, 2015 1:33 am UTC

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During both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, pagan learning played a considerable part in the intellectual life of Western Christendom. Thanks to the endeavors of medieval thinkers such as...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2019 9:30 am UTC

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I do not think that the 30 Years War was really good for any nation, but I suppose that you could at least make the argument that France emerged stronger after this war. The Holy Roman Empire was...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2010 12:53 pm UTC

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Princess Diana had an impact on the world in many ways. One impact was sending a message that a person’s dreams can come true. Princess Diana was a common person in England. Yet, she ended up...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2017 2:54 am UTC

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The history of Spain was shaped by the extraordinarily rapid expansion of the Umayyads into Western Europe during the Early Middle Ages. Across a span of centuries, conflict and coexistence between...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019 10:11 pm UTC

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The Hundred Years War was caused less by hate than by a vying for power. England and France were constantly invading one another and fighting. All of the battles in this one hundred sixteen year...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2012 9:04 am UTC

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The Crusades of the late eleventh to the thirteenth century had a substantial effect not only on Western Europe but also on the Byzantine Empire and the Middle East, as well as the relations...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2019 1:50 pm UTC

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The Scarlett Letter is an example of ostracism. A woman has an affair and has to wear a red A to tell others that she had done so. The purpose is to publicly shame the woman and avoid others...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2011 2:10 am UTC

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The Crusades were a series of conflicts launched by European Christians against the Saracens (Muslims) in the lands east of Europe. It is believed these wars commenced in approximately 1095. The...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2015 8:28 am UTC

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Britain initially did not want to annex Cameroon, since it thought it already had enough colonies in West Africa. Britain also considered Cameroon to have little in the way of resources and the...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019 11:59 pm UTC

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Before I answer this, I would like to take exception to one thing in the previous answer. The Spanish did not wipe out the Maya, the Aztec, and the Inca. They did defeat the Aztecs and Inca...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2012 8:43 pm UTC

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The Industrial Revolution elevated levels of productivity and technological innovation to unheard of heights. Without it, humanity would still be mired in economically destitute agrarian societies...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2017 3:01 am UTC

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During the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church was organized into a hierarchy with the Pope at the top. The Pope was theoretically superior to even monarchs, and kings and queens could be...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2017 12:43 am UTC

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Germany was not the first country to ask for an Armistice towards the end of World War One. On the contrary, its co-aggressors, Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire and Austro-Hungary, had already...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2018 9:35 am UTC

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In the short term, the Church enhanced its wealth and power through the Crusades. Conquered lands brought with them enormous wealth and property, most of it coming from looted churches and...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2018 8:04 am UTC

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Napoleon trained at a military school, which was shown during his control of the French Army of Italy. While Napoleon was leading the French Army, things were falling apart in France. Financially...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2015 6:18 pm UTC

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The primary disagreement between Popes and Holy Roman Emperors, which continued for a number of years between several Popes and Emperors was over division of power. Its origins went back to the...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2012 6:31 am UTC

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During Shakespeare's lifetime (1564-1616), there were few to no Jews in England. The record of Jews living in England goes back to 1070, but Jews were expelled from England by Edward I in 1290....

Latest answer posted May 22, 2016 9:36 pm UTC

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Technology also determined Britain to be the leader in the industrial revolution. With the advent of machinery that cold process raw cotton into textiles, industry spread across the major cities...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2010 3:26 am UTC

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The Renaissance and the Reformation are completely interconnected—so much so that many scholars contend that the Reformation would not have been possible without the Renaissance movement. The...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2020 10:54 pm UTC

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Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, was born on September 29, 1725 in Shropshire, England to a family that was part of the class of the gentry. He died on November 22, 1774 in London. He...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2019 3:03 am UTC

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France's involvement in the American Revolution left a huge dent in the already-dwindling French economy. This, combined with the exaggerated expenditures of the aristocracy for the mere sake of...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

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The Spanish word Reconquista means reconquest. This historical period refers to the Christianization of the Iberian Peninsula in Spain and Portugal. On 19 July 711 A.D., the Muslim Moors invaded...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2018 11:49 am UTC

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The Great Schism is the divide between Christians in the East and West and split the Roman Empire in two. This divide was created due to differences in theology and beliefs on how the church should...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2019 2:29 am UTC

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After almost a century of contention between the Stuart dynasty's assertion that the Divine Rights of Kings gave them almost limitless power, and parliament's assertion that the will of the people...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 1:37 pm UTC

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The 18th century in Europe is typically seen as the century of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment is typically described as a time in which the world view of the average European changed and...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2014 10:32 pm UTC

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In reality, life for most Europeans probably was not better during the Renaissance than during the Medieval period. Indeed, the average European would probably have been surprised to know that he...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2013 1:56 am UTC

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To provide a context, 1848 was an important year in European history. An economic depression in the later 1840s coupled with crop failures caused widespread hardships, including famine, across the...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2017 1:07 pm UTC

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A large percentage of the words in English come from French or have French origins. We also use a large number of French words. Although the grammar is not the same as in the English language,...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011 11:20 am UTC

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The Magna Carta was one of the first documents limiting the rights of the monarchy in medieval Europe. Later popular imaginings have pointed to the Magna Carta as the provider and protector of...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 12:22 pm UTC

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Generally speaking, Louis XVI was uninterested in foreign policy. But as king of France, he was expected to take a close interest in the country’s relations with the rest of the world. Even after...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2020 2:00 pm UTC

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The Berlin Conference took place between November 15, 1884, and February 26, 1885. The organizer of the proceedings was Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany. Although representatives of 14...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019 3:11 am UTC

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There is a tendency to see the past through the prism of subsequent developments. For that reason, people tend to see West vs. East through the prism of the Industrial Revolution and other major...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2018 3:31 am UTC

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The Glorious Revolution of 1688 occurred when James II succeeded his brother, Charles II as King of England. James was a devout Catholic who had no intention of compromising on issues of religion....

Latest answer posted November 21, 2011 5:13 am UTC

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The Renaissance, which began in fourteenth century Italy, can be defined as the rebirth of intense interest in the classical texts of the Greek and Roman period. It coincided with humanism or a...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2018 2:53 am UTC

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Neither of these answers reflects the more important historical roots of the English Reformation, a desire for independence from the Roman Papacy, which, due to the political activities of the...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2015 6:01 am UTC

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The Versailles Treaty was horrible for Germany. The Germans at the signer's table actually expected to be treated fairly. Germany had replaced the Kaiser. Wilson's rhetoric also led the Germans to...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2019 1:12 pm UTC

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One of the major progressive steps in the Renaissance in terms of literature was the increased use of the vernacular. As more copies of the Bible were being translated into the vernacular language...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2012 4:12 am UTC

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There are many reasons why England was the first nation to industrialize. First, the political situation in England was conducive to the Industrial Revolution because the government practiced...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2019 7:08 pm UTC

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The Scientific Method, as we understand it today, was largely intact, but fragmented, during the 17th century. Many "scientists", if they could be called that by modern standards, practiced one or...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2014 4:09 pm UTC

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For some brief context, during the colonial era Spain was in the process of becoming a modern political state. In fact, by the time colonization began, it had only recently been unified at all....

Latest answer posted August 27, 2018 10:33 pm UTC

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King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile began to rule over a largely united Kingdom of Spain in 1479. Their religious zeal was such that they were known as “the Catholic monarchs,”...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2019 8:29 am UTC

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For an example of how the French Revolution impacted human rights in their colonies, I direct you to the Haitian Revolution. Haiti was an island colony that was very profitable once the French...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2014 11:35 am UTC

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The Roman Catholic Church provided a sense of relative stability for a chaotic Europe during the Middle Ages. After the end of the Roman Empire, there was little to unify Europeans except for the...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2017 12:35 am UTC

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The Renaissance (from the French word meaning "re-birth") was a cultural movement spanning (depending on which cultural historians you believe) from the 14th to the 17th centuries. I'm...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2008 1:56 am UTC

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Charlemagne enlarged his empire by using his military to conquer other territories. During his reign, Charlemagne was engaged in many military conflicts, which allowed him to defeat the Lombards in...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018 3:31 am UTC

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One of the critical moments in the history of the French Revolution came about on the night of August 4, 1789. By this point, we would have seen the transition from the Estates General to the...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019 7:09 am UTC

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