The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
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“New and Improved” Imperialism
The model of the British Empire inspired and new technologies enabled a great wave of Western domination in Asia and Africa.
From Sea to Shining Sea
The United States came to dominate North America and expanded its influence into Latin America and the Pacific.
The ideas and practices of nationalism unified some nations but provoked conflicts with and among minority ethinic groups.
The Balkan Cauldron
As the Ottoman Empire slowly dissolved, ethnic groups in the Balkan Peninsula formed new states in the context of rivalries between alliance blocs of European Great Powers.
The Great War
The worst war in human history, up to that point, gravely weakened Western Civilization.