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Industrialization in other countries: Japan

Industrialization in other countries: Japan Tokugawa Shogunate Era Japan was a feudal state which was in seclusion with Emperor just as a figurehead and real power lying with Shogun, who was originally the chief officer of Emperor but had managed to monopolise the power. Under the shogunate, bureaucracy worked with semi-feudal alliances between regional daimyos […]

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Industrialization in other countries: Germany

Industrialization in other countries: Germany Germany Before Unification (Up to 1871): The Industrial Revolution began about a century later in Germany than it did in England. Before 1871, Germany was not united properly. This was because of the power struggle, mainly between Prussia and Austria, that was occurring at the time. This disunity did not […]

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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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European Community; Consolidation and expansion of European Community; European Union- Part II

European Community; Consolidation and expansion of European Community; European Union- Part II Three Pillars Of EU: Between 1993 and 2009, the European Union (EU) legally comprised three pillars. This structure was introduced with the Treaty of Maastricht on 1 November 1993, and was eventually abandoned on 1 December 2009 upon the entry into force of […]

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Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism- Part II: Scramble for Africa

Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism- Part II: 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 1880’s and the start of World War I. In 1870, 10 percent of Africa was under European […]

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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 […]

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Factors constraining development of Latin America

Factors constraining development of Latin America Factors constraining development of Latin America Internal Factors Lack of well-demarcated boundaries: Lack of well-demarcated boundaries of Latin American states since colonial days has also been major cause of disputes especially after the valuable natural resources were discovered in these areas. The cause of Acre crisis between Bolivia and […]

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Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism: Part I

Imperialism and Free Trade: Rise of Neo-imperialism- Part I Imperlialism 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 […]

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Emergence of Third World and Non-alignment: Part I

Emergence of Third World and Non-alignment: Part I  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. First use of the term Third World: French demographer and historian Alfred Sauvy, in 1952, coined the term Third World, referring to countries […]

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