Form of workplace decision making where the employees (or students) themselves come to the decisions that make the institution work. Relevant to the French protests of May 1968 which was triggered by a group of disgruntled students who felt that they deserved more control over their academic careers. Their complaints included lack of control over the curriculum (which they felt was old fashioned), the inaccessibility of their professors, and the over crowdedness of their scholastic institutions.
Battle of Kosovo
Big Sig: The Battle of Kosovo came to be seen as a symbol of Serbian patriotism and desire for independence in the 19th century rise of nationalism under Ottoman rule, and its significance for Serbian nationalism returned to prominence during the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Kosovo War when Slobodan Milošević invoked it during an important speech.
Conference that regulated European colonization and trade in Africa. Coincided with Germany’s emergence as an imperial power. Sped up the colonization of Africa because once each nation had agreed on the terms of colonization and which territories they could rightfully colonize, they no longer had to worry about resistance from each other and could focus more on expanding their empires. Soldiers and explorers become heroes, boosts nationalism as each country tries to expand its empire
Barricades were used to stop armies’ advancement through cities to stop revolts. Became symbolic to revolutions, especially in the mid 1800s (ie 1948, the year of revolutions) when liberalism was taking off and people were demanding expansions of their rights and powers.
Post WWI, the women who stepped up and worked in the munitions factories during the wartime absence of the normal male labor force had to deal with chemicals in the factories that turned their skin yellow. This is an emergence of the trend for women to take the reigns of the economy while the men fought the wars. This gave the women an opportunity to gain some independence which some men resented as they were “fighting and dying while the women back home were becoming indepenent.
“Cape to Cairo”
Uncompleted project to connect the north and south poles of Africa by railway. Highly endorsed by Cecil Rhodes who envisioned a string of British territories the entire length of Africa. Strongly relates to the imperial race at the end of the 19th century in Africa as this project would sharply increase British colonies’ prosperity with an extended trade route along the entirety of the continent.