Analysis Of The Age Of Empire By Eric Hobsbawn

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In the book, The Age of Empire written by Eric Hobsbawn, the role of the United States during the time between 1875 and 1914 in the world was a chaotic time I would say. Constant arguing, tension, and confusion on the US. This build up would soon lead to what we know today as the World War 1. Europe soon would lead the world but has no idea how to do so. They couldn’t even fix their concerns while the United States would be figuring out how to save its country. They were stuck worrying about how to destroy others rather than how to fix themselves. The United States would come out of a phase of hiding behind out “freedom” walls and switch from a republic power to an imperial. How would the United States become the emperor again? …show more content…
This is because some thought Europe was going down some outrageous path that would soon drag the rest of the world down with it. Now in 1914 the World War 1 happened, cearly they had no clue that in 1939, another war just as strong would become the second World War. Instantly when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, this made many other countries jump in due to them seeing how strong the conflict between the original two were. The war had treaties and counties going at whoever they possibly could. In 1918, the World War One finally came to an end, but only due to an all or nothing power to win, both tries didn’t succeed or go anywhere. The fighting between them became draining, made troops continue to keep fighting until the Germans lost a certain amount of individual battles. Sadly, a killer virus known as influenza spread to thousands and killed many men on both sides of the battle. Once the war settled, a treaty was made. The Treaty of Versailles, which was set back on strict limits on its rights to develop …show more content…
There were crazy battles, tension between the U.S. and other countries, but we managed to come out on top and really prove our imperial power. World War 1 could be looked at as a depressing decade but if it weren’t to happen, our treaties, peace, and freedom could be looking quite different in this day and age. If you don’t have enemies, you can’t gain friends. Everyone wants to help someone, but everyone also wants to be free. Wars can cause depressions but they also can help you get out of one. Yet to come was World War II which would knock and stir things around once again, making us feel the need to step out emperor statistics and feel the need to try and become as versatile as

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