The Enlightenment is a name given by historians to an
intellectual movement that was predominant in the Western world during
the 18th century. Strongly influenced by the rise of modern science
and by the aftermath of the long religious conflict that followed
the Reformation, the thinkers of the Enlightenment (called
After WWI, Germany was in a exceedingly unpleasant state. It had been forced, by the Treaty of Versailles, to take full blame for the war. This meant that Germany would have to pay reparations for all of the other countries. Reparations were even harder to pay since Germany was in the midst of one of the worst stagflation epidemics in history.
Rosseau distrusted the aristocrats because he believed they were drawing away from traditions that were once held very high (“The Enlightenment,” http). To him kings are just concerned with themselves and when one dies, another one is needed. None of these people ever take in to consideration the less fortunate. Everyone has to move to the belie
An absolute monarch is a ruler by divine right who has control over every portion of his kingdom. The most famous absolute monarch, Louis XIV, had the longest reign of any of the French kings. Louis achieved this as a result of his reformed laws, foreign policy, a smart economic advisor, and his decision to deny power to the nobility. Although some
Absolute Monarchism: Europe from 1900-century back
The prevailing government of Europe from 1900-century back was absolute monarchism, this form of government worked very well considering the belief of all people in god and the teaching. Monarchist use this belief to justify this rule in. if they could make the people believe that they were ordained position by god then they had no worries because
The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during the Second World War. I will tell the story of the Holocaust through many different personal accounts of people involved in many different sides of this incredible story. I will do this by using the personal accounts of surviving victims, of those not dire
With a lock of hair falling over his forehead and a square little mustache on his often, somber face, Adolf Hitler seemed a comical figure when he first entered into politics. He was a public speaker who ranted and raved till his voice was hoarse and sweat dripped from his brow. Hitler was an evil genius. With the help of fanatic disciples and gull
Karl Heinrich Marx was born on May 5, 1818, in the city of Trier in Prussia, now, Germany. He was one of seven children of Jewish Parents. His father was fairly liberal, taking part in demonstrations for a constitution for Prussia and reading such authors as Voltaire and Kant, known for their social commentary. His mother, Henrietta, was origina
Trains transported people to the camps, and violently forced them off the train. All of the peoples property
was left on the train also. They prisoners were sent into two different!
lines, one for women and the other for men. The lines moved into the place were a procedure called
Selection took place. The ones who coul
Background and Emergence of Democracy in the Briti
The first permanent English settlement was a trading post founded in 1607 at Jamestown in the
Old Dominion of Virginia. Virginian colonists had the right, granted to them by The Virginia Company, to
elect a colonial legislature, called the House of Burgesses. Since Virginia was the first royal colony, it was
only fitting t
The Renaissance, which began in Italy in 1300s, was one of the
largest periods of growth and development in Western Europe. The
increase in trade caused a abundance in wealth that resulted in the
focusing of the arts. Such things as literature, paintings, sculptures
and many more works are known to have blossomed fro
The Bubonic Plague has been around since about the 8th century. Its been said that the plague has killed about 200 million people. The plague killed about 40% of the Europe population. And in another time killed 50% of the Middle Eastern population.
The cause of the Bubonic Plague is from animals and fleas. What would happen is say
The nineteenth century witnessed a massive amount of change on almost all levels. The birth of liberal democracy during the French Revolution continued to expand as the growing middle classes demanded more political power to be equal with the economic clout. Nationalism began to play a significant role in the way people and countries viewed thems
Kissinger begins his masterpiece with a focus on America and its journey through international politics. He sees America as having two different approaches to foreign policy; One where America acts as a beacon, and the other where America acts as a missionary. This role was not chosen by America, just as the balance-of-power stance of Europe was n
This sermon by Bishop John Aylmer was given before Queen Elizabeth I circa 1601. The subject of the sermon is that of women, and their position or role in society. When writing and giving this sermon, Bishop Aylmer had to ensure that he did not offend the queen by likening her to other women who were seen as the least important members of society
How Might Enlightenment Thought Undermine the Authority of the Old Regime?
The eighteenth century ushered in a new movement that changed the course of European history. This movement is called the Enlightenment. The main thinkers of the Enlightenment were called the philosophes. The philosophes used reason and natural law to estab
Analyze the spirit of promise that gave way to disillusionment in Europe during the years 1914-1918.
Prior to the devastation of the first World War, a spirit of optimism and enthusiasm engulfed the minds of citizens across Europe. Relating the potential outcome of another war to the short, decisive, progressive wars in the ninetee
During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries many different factors peaked interest in colonization and exploration for Europeans. As a continent, Europe was changing rapidly. Nationally Spain, France, and England each had their own reasons for growth. All of Europe dealt with the excitement and uncertainty of new places.
In 1967, three European institutions merged. The three institutions were the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Economic Community (EEC), and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). When the three merged, they formed the European Community or EC. On November 1, 1993, the 12 members of the European Community ratified t