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By W. Woodruff

By way of investigating the key alterations of worldwide background prior to now years, this e-book presents the required worldwide standpoint to appreciate the geopolitical and geoeconomic adjustments dealing with us at the present time. we've got reached a vital transitional degree in international background within which the realm will not be formed by way of the only picture of western modernism, yet more and more by way of similar to all cultures and civilizations. the necessity to take an international view--which this e-book provides--has develop into acute.

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Out of the revolts of the nineteenth century in Italy emerged a modern state. In 1859 Austria, having invaded Piedmont to put down a rising engineered by the Premier of Sardinia-Piedmont, Count Camillo Benso di Cavour (b. 1810, premier 1851–61), was defeated by French troops under Napoleon III (b. 1808, reigned 1852–70, d. 1873). Piedmont gained its independence, and France obtained Nice and Savoy. The next year (1860) Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807–82) and his guerrilla army of red shirts, having defeated a Neapolitan army in Sicily, took Naples.

The army, both officers and soldiers, hold them in high respect . . Policies of war are formulated An Asian-dominated World 19 and military questions are decided by the Philosophers only . . 10 In Ricci’s view the Chinese were justified in calling their country the ‘Middle Kingdom’ – the centre of the earth. European leaders of the Enlightenment, such as Voltaire (François Marie Arouet [1694–1778]), François Quesnay (1694–1774) and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716), looked upon China as a model that Europe should imitate.

On this occasion it was Germany not Britain that played the role of arbiter. Supporting Germany’s belief in its destiny as a great power and its right to come up in the world was its extraordinary development in the second half of the nineteenth century. Germany’s rise was fostered by its energy, discipline and unity of its people, by its resources, and by its talent in science and technology – all of which would be put to the test in the war of 1914–18. 44 A Concise History of the Modern World 4 Africa: 1500–1914 For the non-African, Africa is the ambiguous continent.

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