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France and Russia Reactions to Enlightenment
There were many differences between the various sections of Europe in how they developed internally.
The Congo as the Falsified Free State
The treatment Africans experienced at the hands of the European powers that looked to the large continent for resources varied across the land though over all suppression was the foundation.
Russia's Reaction to Change
The Russian Empire took the road of stubbornness and isolationism. Russia had monarchs that helped push the nation toward progress in the 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. Russia was moving forward until it hit the 19th century and conservative monarchs.
France's Reaction to Revolutions and Change
During the 19th century, France and Russia were two of the most changing European powers. They had not advanced as far as Britain had in restricting the monarchy and creating a government that was more for the people by the people.
WWI Removes Glory of War
War had been shown in literature and art as being glorious and something that would be honored. World War I changed everyone when the reality of death and war came to be. It was no longer glorious.
Totalitarianism in Italy and Germany
Totalitarianism found the perfect ground to find root in right after World War I ended. Europe had changed. Gone were the romantic ideals of the Victorian age and beyond. Gone were the nations as the world once knew them. There was a loss of security and identity flowing through the nations.
20th Century Wars Societal Affect on Europe
The wars of the 20th century also impacted Western society. World War I upheaved society in a manner that many had trouble accepting.
20th Century Wars Political Affect on Europe
Eras of history do not stand alone. One event can drastically affect another even when generations separate them. The twentieth century was shaped by the wars that were fought during that period.
Industrialization and Imperialism
If industrialization had not developed as it did in Europe, the rush for Africa would not have occurred in the manner it did. The need for resources would not have had France, Britain and other nations competing to get more land and control of more resources if they sudden demand was not there.
20th Century Wars Economical Affect on Europe
Economically, wars were especially hard on the twentieth century. World War I hit the world hard. Debt was accumulated by all European countries to pay for the war “either from their own citizens or from foreign lenders.”
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