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Industrialization in other countries: Japan

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Industrialization in other countries: Germany

Industrialization in other countries: Germany Germany Before Unification (Up to 1871): The southern side of the Rhine Valley of Germany was incorporated into France by Napoleon. At that time France was, despite its economic shortcomings with respect to England and Belgium, quite a bit more advanced than Germany. This period of forced integration with France […]

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Industrialization in other countries: Russia

Industrialization in other countries: Russia Background And Early Difficulties In The Progress Of Russia: By 1815, Russia was not only the largest, most populous nation in Europe but also a great world power. Since the 1600s, explorers had pushed the Russian frontier eastward across Siberia to the Pacific. Peter the Great and Catherine the Great […]

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IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM: THE GREAT GAME

IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM: THE GREAT GAME “The Great Game” was a term for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 to the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. The […]

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IMPERIALISM AND COLONISATION: SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

IMPERIALISM AND COLONISATION: SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA The “Scramble for Africa” was the invasion and occupation, colonization and annexation of African territory by European powers during the period of New Imperialism, between the 1880s and the start of World War I. In 1870, 10 percent of Africa was under European control; by 1914 it was 90 percent […]

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FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA

  FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA The African continent makes up 6% of the Earth’s surface and 20% of the land mass.The 54 countries in Africa together have a population of about one billion or about 14% of the population of the world. Close to 1000 different languages are spoken on the continent. Africa’s contribution […]

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FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA

FACTORS CONSTRAINING DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA Factors constraining development of Latin America: Internal Factors: Development models After the war of independence was completed in the early 19th century, Latin American nations adopted what was called the development model of exporting primary products. After the Great Depression broke out in 1929, particularly after the Second  World […]

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IMPERIALISM AND FREE TRADE: RISE OF NEO-IMPERIALISM

IMPERIALISM AND FREE TRADE: RISE OF NEO-IMPERIALISM IMPERIALISM Imperialism is “a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonisation, use of military force, or other means”. Two major subtypes of imperialism; the first is the “regressive imperialism” identified with pure conquest, unequivocal exploitation, extermination or reductions of undesired peoples, and the settlement of […]

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THIRD WORLD AND NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT

THIRD WORLD AND NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT Third World: The term Third World arose during the Cold War to define countries that remained non-aligned with either NATO, or the Communist Bloc. This terminology provided a way of broadly categorizing the nations of the Earth into three groups based on social, political, cultural and economic divisions. The United States, […]

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