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    Frederick the Great
     
     
                       The Flute Concerto of Sans-Souci, Adolph Menzel, 1852

    Lessons:  

    GLOBAL ABSOLUTISM: THE WORLD IN 1750

    01    -    How did Louis XIV establish absolutism as the favored 
                 model of government of the age?

                 PPT: Global Absolutism: Europe

    02    -    What methods were used to establish the centralized 
                 rule of the rulers of Asante and the Oyo Empire?
                 PPT: Global Absolutism: Africa and India

    03    -    Was Mughal rule exceptional for the Muslim world?
     
    04    -    Which factors explained the rise of the Ottoman sultans?
                 PPT: Global Absolutism: The Ottoman Empire
     
    05    -    How did xenophobic policies influence the Tokugawa
                 shoguns and Qing emperors?
                 PPT: Global Absolutism: Japan and China
     
    THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

    06    -    What were the revolutionary concepts behind the new
                 scientific knowledge of the age?
                 PPT: The Scientific Revolution

    07    -    How did scientific method change the pursuit of knowledge?

    08    -    What political ideas developed during the Age of Reason?
                 PPT: The Enlightenment

    09    -    What were the achievements of the Enlightened Despots?
                 PPT: Enlightened Despotism

    THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF NAPOLEON

    10    -    How did the Estates-General trigger the French Revolution?
                 PPT: French Revolution: Backgrounds 
                 PPT: The French Revolution - First Years, Part I
                 PPT: The French Revolution - First Years, Part II

    11    -    Why did radicals overthrow the Legislative Assembly and
                 usher in the dictatorial Reign of Terror?
                 PPT: Radical Days of the Revolution, 1792-1795 

    12    -    With the Fall of Robespierre, how did the failures of the
                 Directory cause the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte?
                 PPT: The Rise of Napoleon, 1796-1799
                 PPT: The Consulate, 1799-1804

    13    -    Was the Age of Napoleon a continuation of the French
                 Revolution or the absolutism of the Bourbon kings?
                 PPT: The Grand Empire, 1804-1812

    14    -    What were the causes for the decline and fall of the
                 Napoleonic Empire?
                 PPT: The Collapse of the French Empire, 1812-1815

    REVOLUTIONS IN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA

    15    -    What effect did the French Revolution and Napoleon have on the
                 people of Europe?
                 PPT: An Age of Ideologies, 1815-1830

    16    -    What conditions in Europe led to an outbreak of revolutions in
                 1830 and 1848?
                 PPT: The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, Part I
                 PPT: The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, Part II

    17    -    What causes ignited the revolutions and liberation movements of
                 Latin America?
                 PPT: Revolts in Latin America, Part I
                 PPT: Revolts in Latin America, Part II

    NATIONALISM TRIUMPHS IN EUROPE

    18    -    How did Otto von Bismarck lead the drive for German unity?

    19    -    How did Germany increase its power after unifying in 1871?

    20    -    What factors helped achieve Italian unification?
                 PPT: German and Italian Unification

    21    -    How did desire for national independence among ethnic groups
                 weaken and ultimately destroy the Austrian and Ottoman Empires?

    22    -   Why did industrialization and reform come more slowly to Russia than 
                 to Western Europe?
                 PPT: Nationalism and Reform Threaten Old Empires

    DAWN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE & LIFE IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE

    23    -    What events helped bring about the Industrial Revolution?
                 PPT: The Industrial Revolution, Part I

    24    -    What key factors allowed Britain to lead the way in the Industrial 
                 Revolution?

    25    -    What were the social effects of the Industrial Revolution?
                 PPT: The Industrial Revolution, Part II

    26    -    What new ideas about economics and society were fostered as a result
                 of the Industrial Revolution?

    27    -    How did science, technology and big business promote industrial
                 growth?
                 PPT: The Industrial Revolution, Part III

    28    -    In which ways did the Industrial Revolution change life in the cities?

    29    -    Why were social order and long-held traditions in the Western world 
                 changed by the Industrial Revolution?

    30    -    What artistic movements emerged in reaction to the Industrial
                 Revolution?

    THE NEW IMPERIALISM

    31    -    How did Western nations come to dominate much of the world in the
                 late 1800s?
                 PPT: Imperialism Concepts

    32    -    How did the "Scramble for Africa" lead to control over most of Africa by 
                 the end of the 1800s?
                 PPT: Imperialism in Africa

    33    -    How did Britain gradually extend its control over most of India, despite
                 opposition?

    34    -    How did Western powers use diplomacy and war to gain power in
                 Qing China?
                 PPT: Imperialism in India and China

    35    -    How did the Meiji Restoration launch Japan into an era of reform and 
                 modernization?
                 PPT: Japanese Modernization

    36    -    How did its changing relationship with the major world powers
                 transform the United States into an imperialist power?
                 PPT: U.S. Imperialism

    THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    37    -    Why and how did World War I begin in 1914?

    38    -    How and where was World War I fought?

    39    -    How did the Entente Powers win World War I?

    40    -    What factors influenced the peace treaties that ended World War I?