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Europe and the World: Wars, Empires, Nations 1648-1914

Course Description:

This upper division course looks at the rise and fall of the European great powers from the Peace of Westphalia, traditionally perceived as the beginning of the modern states system, to the coming of the First World War, an era of state and empire building. Economic and technological trends are naturally part of the story as well as cultural, social, and political forces. At the same time, the course highlights the decisive influence of the shakers and movers--kings, emperors, and generals.

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  • School: UC Berkeley
  • Area Of Study: History
  • Degree Program: Bachelors Degree
  • Fee/No Fee: No Fee
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