Essay on How Industrialism And War Changed The World

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How industrialism and war changed the world
Early nineteenth century Europe was already a thriving economic powerhouse. Industrialization quickly emerged as other countries began adapting to a new world. However, as more and more resources are depleted, these countries looked to places far away, rich with raw materials needed to sustain their industrial development. This resulted in a policy known as imperialism. Because imperialism and industrialism were so prominent, they caused many changes all around the globe that ultimately shaped the present world. These changes were significant among conflicting European nations and other countries that became involved such as the United States. Changes in the balance of power among European nations were constant causing the world wars, which ultimately resulted in the changes of foreign policy, the rise of nationalism within non-european nations for independence,and the creation of a diplomatic system for countries to ensure peace.
Europe set the stage for the wars to come during the nineteenth century. Before the first war, there were two successful military conflicts that fought for territories owned by the weak Ottoman Empire called the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). The Ottoman Empire lost a considerable amount of its territory in Europe which led to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife in Saravejo, Bosnia on June 28, 1914 resulting in the first world war. World War I was mainly fought by European powers during…

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