Summary: the World at the Beginning of the 20th Century (Stage 6 Modern History)
Summary: The World at the Beginning of the 20th Century
The world in 1900 was dominated by European powers, the industrial revolution had over the proceeding century given Europeans (specifically Western European nations such as France and Great Britain) a technological advantage over the rest of the world which these nations used to develop huge global empires under a system known as Imperialism. The late 19th and early 20th saw dramatic changes in many aspects of European life.
The Nature of European Society and the Effects of Industrialization
-Key features of this era included: * The unequal distribution of wealth and power * Imperialism and economic rivalries * Nationalism and …show more content…
Expanded Role Of Government: * Industrialisation and growth of cities led to major problems * Governments were forced to intervene: * Public health and housing * Working conditions * Education * Public facilities >>> to improve the standards of living that had declined * Led to an increase in government power * Parliamentary governments were developed * Power retained by the aristocracy * Socialism grew more slowly