The Role Of The Empire In Eric Hobsbawn's The Age Of Empire

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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…
Not only is Europe and the U.S. similar with the biggest military, and economic powers in the whole world, but they both strive to dominate global trade, political relations, and have the world watching what either one of them does, whether they know it or not. Other countries react and act based off others actions. This could lead to a huge historical movement. Europe has its pros and cons like every country, but what makes them strong is their will power and dedication to beat the United States and become the ruler, but the United States has a slightly stronger advantage due to one ruling their land and their people standing behind it. Europe on the other hand always seemed to make its choices based on the leaders, not the people but when you know you need to stand up and do something, you do it with no …show more content…
Empire in cultural views is a challenge itself. You could look at it from the peoples point of view, or the parties. People didn’t like how republicans and democratic parties would bicker back and forth over what to do, how to do it, and when. They just excepted a moment within a blink of an eye and it just be done. No one wanted to see a war. No one wanted their love ones to die. No one wants to be less free and feel completely unsafe with no explanation on why they feel so. People will speak their minds with no hesitation, and have the right to do so, but would the military believe this? I don’t think so. They want to be free but they will battle for everything they

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