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Summary Assignments Readings Visuals Hints

... for the Week of May 1, 2000


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The Austro-Hungarian Problem - READ 26.5
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) QUIZ over 26
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Begin Imperialism

... for the Week of April 24, 2000


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Debrief Test - Intro Nationalism - READ 26.1
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Unification of Italy and Germany - READ 26.2
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Unification of Italy and Germany
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Blood, Iron and Bismarck - READ 26.3
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Russian Problem - READ 26..4

   The most powerful force of it's time, Nationalism has done more to shape, for better or for worse, the modern world than anything else.  It has created new nations, but also destroyed others.  It has unified peoples around the globe, but it has also divided continents and regions.  Both Italians and Germans sought to reap the benefits of Nationalism, striving to unify during the mid- to late 19th century.  Fragmented by history, these two peoples will be led by visionaries into a series of wars that will produce single nations, radically disrupting the balance of power in Europe.  On the other side of the continent, Austria-Hungary and Russia will be torn by nationalism, as ethnic groups within these aging empires fight for political, economic and social sovereignty.

Maps of Italian and German unification

Mazzini, Cavour and Gharibaldi (left to right) and triumvirate of Italian Unification.
Their German equivalents were Bismarck and William I.

Chapter 26
Section One Section Two
Define and apply the term nation-state Importance of the Zollverein to unification
Cavour and Garibaldi - Describe their 1-2 punch Three steps, er, wars, to unification
Obstacles to unity - France/Austria/The Church Bismarck's role, particularly Ems
Section Three Section Four
Bismarck's fear of Church supremacy How did each of the Alexander's reform Russia?
Rapid industrialization = high standards of living in Germany Russification and pogroms
Why did Bismarck feel threatened by the Socialists? How did war with Japan spark the Rev. of 1905?
Section Five
Importance of 1848 - Winds of change across Europe...also in Austria?
Positives/negatives of the Dual Monarchy...
Why was (and are today) the Balkans called the Powderkeg of Europe?

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