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The 19th century: The Development of Modern Nation States, 1848–1914

The content for this course focuses on the following key questions:

Were the Revolutions of 1848 important?

  • Why had liberalism and nationalism grown in influence by 1848?
  • Why were there so many revolutions in 1848?
  • Did the revolutions have anything in common?
  • Why did most of the revolutions fail?
  • Did the revolutions change anything?

How was Italy unified?

  • Why was Italy not unified in 1848–49?
  • How important was Garibaldi’s contribution to unifying Italy?
  • Did Cavour help or hinder the unification of Italy?
  • How important for other European countries were moves towards Italian unification?

How was Germany unified?

  • Why was Germany not unified in 1848–50?
  • How did Bismarck bring about Austria’s defeat of 1866?
  • How did Bismarck bring about France’s defeat of 1870?
  • How far was Bismarck responsible for the unification of Germany?

Why was there a civil war in the United States and what were its results?

  • How far did slavery cause the Civil War?
  • What was the significance of Lincoln’s election as president?
  • Why was the North able to win the war?
  • Did the war change anything?

Why, and with what effects, did nations gain and expand their overseas empires in the nineteenth century?

  • What were the motives behind European and US imperialism?
  • How varied were the impacts of European imperialism on Africans?
  • Why, and with what effects, did Indians resist British rule?
  • Why, and with what effects, did the United States gain former Spanish colonies?

What caused the First World War?

  • Did the Alliance System make war more likely or less likely?
  • How far did colonial problems create tensions between the Great Powers?
  • Why were problems in the Balkans so difficult for the Great Powers to solve?
  • How did the assassination of Franz Ferdinand lead to war?

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