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(S7.E6.) Chpt 4 World War One and the Communist Revolution

Worl War One and the Communist Revolution

This chapter bridges the Industrial Revolution of chapter one with chapter four focusing on World War One and the Communist Revolution. The 1800s and early 1900s was a time of intense competition among the Europeans and the U.S. for expansion of power, acquisition of raw resources needed for each country's industrial growth, and desire to expand economic markets. The economic competition from economic imperialism will eventually lead to growing political tensions and a desire to settle matters through military action rather than diplomacy. There was a naive belief that a new war would be quick, decisive, and a victory. The Communist Revolution in Russia uses the catalyst of the terrible consequences of World War One to support dramatic change.

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