Because of immigrating people groups during this era, there was a huge influx in arts and the creation of more complex music. Stark’s main argument is the idea that the Dark Ages is a myth created by anti-Christians to slander the faith. In chapter five, Stark argues that European culture had little social or cultural influence and it would be “more accurate to speak of Christendom” (94) as in his eyes, it played a more crucial role in history. He begins the chapter disproving the myth that the Vikings were barbaric, instead he shows how they had advanced technology in both arms and armor, ship building, and catching codfish. Continuing on, Stark begins to argue
Several factors prompted this decline such as: several economic problems, the rise of other trade routes, the European hunger for expansion, and weakness in the Ottoman government Furthermore, the Ottoman Empire was both politically and militarily strong, yet, it was too traditional and could not keep up with worldwide changes and modernity through time. Europe and the West were rapidly moving forward innovatively while the Ottomans stayed in their place for too long. All these problems led to the empire being less centralized in Europe. Simply, the Great Powers of Europe took advantage of this situation and allied to completely end the rule of Ottomans. To further affect the empire, European powers chose an Ottoman strength and turned it into a weak point.
Americans initially favored neutrality, but events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegram provoked the U.S. to join the war in support of the Allies (Shi and Tindall 754-757). Less obvious factors, such as nationalism, imperialism, and business opportunity, also contributed to the war. The war ended in 1918 after immense bloodshed, but President Wilson failed to get the Treaty of Versailles ratified by the Senate (Shi and Tindall 773). As a result of the war, Europe was significantly weakened, harsh punishments were imposed on Germany that later led to WWII, and America emerged with a strong economy as a dominant world power (Shi and Tindall
His musical, Hamilton, modernizes Common Sense 's wordy view on America: the country is on the brink of chaos because being England 's income creates pointless enemies for America. And through this modernization, Miranda ignites the same spark of revolution in his audiences that Paine did with his pamphlet. England 's interest in America primarily came from its potential as a cash cow. The land provided ample space and resources to make money, which England quickly capitalized on. Thomas Paine confirms this in his counterpoint to England giving protection to America: "That she hath engrossed us is true, and defended the continent at our expense as well as her own, is admitted; and she would have defended Turkey from the same motive, viz., for the sake of trade and dominion" (326).
Jefferson used propaganda against King George III to portray him as a sinful tyranny King who wanted absolute control over each colony. First off, Jefferson stated that King George III “refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good” King George III refused as well as the governors of England. After the French and Indian War, the colonies grew. When the colonies grew, the population and economy became bigger as well. So, while the population and economy grew, the colonies wanted the permission by Britians to expand more west.
Many individuals were emotionally scarred by atrocious scenes of the war front that led them to dehumanize themselves and were unable to regain their identity. Countries like Germany in particular ended up in a vulnerable state in the economy, which gave a gateway for Hitler to rise in power. Overall, people believed that violence from “the war to end all wars” would be the answer to solve tensions, but only causes a series of more unfortunate events to occur later on in
The American Revolution was revolutionary because it transformed America politically and socially; however, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness weren’t necessarily improved for the all people in this revolution. The American Revolution changed America politically. What changed politically after the revolution was we created a democratic form of government, as oppose to a central government run by a monarchy in which the Americans had no
Nationalism, can benefit a nation and unite its citizens, but it can also lead to biases that cause a false sense of superiority and disdain towards other nations. In the early 1900s nationalism gave both normal citizens and European leaders an overabundance of confidence in the strength of their nation, their governments and their military strength. In Germany, the nationalist believed that war was a “biological necessity” and that it was the right and the obligation of Germans to expand their empire as the “head of all progress in culture” (Tuchman, 14). In concert with fear, nationalistic honor contributed to a mass delusion that made a European war seem both necessary and winnable by all parties. At the outbreak of WWI, other than France, no major European power had been defeated in war for decades and Europe had enjoyed relative peace (Rockoff, 102).
These songs promoted socialism and nationalism to the less cultured Chinese at that time, and successfully changed their mindset. They hence made utmost efforts in praising and supporting Mao as they believed that their country would prosper under Mao’s governance. (紅色歌曲, 无日期)Later, an opera by Wu Han, Hai Rui Dismissed from Office, was interpreted as a veiled criticism of Mao. (Cultural Revolution, 无日期) This opera was what lead to Cultural Revolution, which not only negatively affected the cultural development of China but also violated the freedom of expression of Chinese academics of that time. These examples show the resulting patriotism of the Great Leap Forward and how the administration of Mao changed China’s society for
he also used propaganda to help people join his party. the way to Hitler Rise in power was quite unique because Germany needed a strong leader after them falling into the depression, Hitler getting status in the German Workers Party and how he control over the government. After World War II Germany was destroyed with a huge bill to pay for the war, land getting taken from Germany, Germany Army being restricted to a smaller amount of people. Germany was bankrupt with it 's on money worthless. many of the German people felt humiliated Germany has become.