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Department
Political Science
Course
POLI 279
Professor
Mark Baron
Semester
Winter

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INDUSTRIAL REV. 01/30/2014 CAUSES: 1. War ­ making Anarchy. It implies disorder, chaos, instability, insecurity. But the term wasn’t used to address these things  in Europe. Anarchy is meant to connote international order and the lack of supranational authority. There is  no sovereign entity.  2. State­Building Consolidation of state power Institution­building Charles Tilly said: War made the state and the state mad war. 3. Resource Depletion Domestic and regional.  4. Technological Innovation  Maritime (i.e. ship building and navigational) Military  5. Social Pressures Overpopulation/unemployment Spain Reconquista.  Conquistadors The indigenous Spanish fought against the Moors to get the Iberian peninsula back and for self­ determination. The conquistadors were the warriors who obtained Spanish Liberation. The conquistadors  were given the task of empire builders by the Spanish state. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ­ Began in Great Britain first, then spread to the European Continent, the US and Japan ­ Took place between the late eighteen and early twentieth centuries. ­ Involved the transition fro
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