The Flute Concerto of Sans-Souci, Adolph Menzel, 1852
GLOBAL ABSOLUTISM: THE WORLD IN 1750
01 - How did Louis XIV establish absolutism as the favored model of
government of the age?
02 - What methods were used to establish the centralized rule of the
rulers of Asante and the Oyo Empire?
03 - Was Mughal rule exceptional for the Muslim world?
04 - Which factors explained the rise of the Ottoman sultans?
05 - How did xenophobic policies influence the Tokugawa shoguns and
THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
06 - What were the revolutionary concepts behind the new science of
07 - How did scientific method change the pursuit of knowledge?
08 - What political ideas developed during the Age of Reason?
09 - What were the achievements of the Enlightened Despots?
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF NAPOLEON
10 - How did the Estates-General trigger the French Revolution?
11 - Why did radicals overthrow the Legislative Assembly and
usher in the dictatorial Reign of Terror?
12 - With the Fall of Robespierre, how did the failures of the
Directory cause the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte?
13 - Was the Age of Napoleon a continuation of the French
Revolution or the absolutism of the Bourbon kings?
14 - What were the causes for the decline and fall of the
REVOLUTIONS IN EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
15 - What effect did the French Revolution and Napoleon have on the
people of Europe?
16 - What conditions in Europe led to an outbreak of revolutions in
1830 and 1848?
17 - What causes ignited the revolutions and liberation movements of
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?
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?
DAWN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE & LIFE IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE
23 - What events helped bring about the Industrial Revolution?
24 - What key factors allowed Britain to lead the way in the Industrial
25 - What were the social effects of the Industrial Revolution?
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
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
THE NEW IMPERIALISM
31 - How did Western nations come to dominate much of the world in the
32 - How did the "Scramble for Africa" lead to control over most of Africa by
the end of the 1800s?
33 - How did Britain gradually extend its control over most of India, despite
34 - How did Western powers use diplomacy and war to gain power in
35 - How did the Meiji Restoration launch Japan into an era of reform and
36 - How did Latin American nations struggle for stability, and how did
industrialized nations affect them?
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?