9/2/10 3:05 PM 1880-1910 United States: Tried to assert its power on the world stage?Teddy Roosevelt starts to build up the navy Industrial capabilities start to flourish Garner territories in the Pacific (Philippines) and the Caribbean (Cuba) Nationalism is increasing as time passes and the effects of the Civil War fade Still in Reconstruction Wars with the Native Americans come to a close in the 1890s (Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Wounded Knee, Buffalo Bill) England: Industrial Revolution starts booming Colonial power Nationalism Navy is still a huge force Possess India and parts of Africa, Hong Kong France: Possess parts of Africa A lot of social and political turmoil Germany: Grows as an industrial power Strong nationalism Starts to build up their navy Wishes to create their own spheres of influence Unification Crises in the Mediterranean, Morocco, and Africa Austria-Hungry: Annexed Bosnia in 1908 Diverse population creates problems Absolute monarchy (empire) Were a once great and extremely powerful empire, but coming into the 1900s, the country was relatively nervous A lot of ethnic and religious tensions (Catholicism, Greek Orthodox, Islam) No nationalism; each ethnic sect distinguished themselves as what they really were (Bosnian, Serbian) Russia: Japan defeated Russia Revolution began in 1905 and the people established a duma (new political system) Communism starts to creep up?Marxism Italy: Each city has strong city-pride and didn?t openly accept the nationalistic movement Northern Italy?industrial, Southern Italy?agricultural Japan: Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese surprisingly won the war. Friendly relations with South Korea Beat China/Russia Sent Japanese officials to Europe to investigate the western world and created the Bank of Japan Shedding old world culture (samurais), make drastic change to new, western philosophies Strong nationalism China: Boxer Rebellion (Anti-western/Japanese) 1911?Qing Dynasty falls Main Points The world has become a smaller place. Nationalism Industry Colonization and Imperialism Modernization Mercantilism shifts to Capitalism Alliances forming Countries are more knowledgeable about one another. Arms race amongst many countries Marxism and Communism Everyone starts to identify themselves according to where they?re from?Nationalism People are learning to interact with one another (international relations begin) World Powers in 1880-1910 Thursday, September 2 Jack the Ripper Considered to be the first serial killer Sprang up in London in 1888 Killed prostitutes off the street He was thought to have a medical background because of the way in which he mutilated and cut up his victims He was never captured Crime was beginning to become more scientific at this time?Scotland Yard (this era birthed Sherlock Holmes) The killings could have been seen as a social statement (misogynist views) The media reported the killings and a lot of sensationalism was occurring Anonymity rises due to the influx of people into large cities Industry starts to exploit women, children and immigrants Jack the Ripper 9/2/10 3:05 PM
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