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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?


    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
                 Qing emperors?
     
    THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

    06    -    What were the revolutionary concepts behind the new science of
                 the age?

    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
                 Napoleonic Empire?       

    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
                 Latin America?

    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 
                 Revolution?

    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
                 growth?

    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?

    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
                 opposition?

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

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

    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?