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Lecture 4
Europe at zenith: population, economics, empires
Lebenstraum living space, population growth drives need for expansion; 200% growth
Eiffel tower, crystal palace (England)
Fin de siècle melaise
Look at Europe: urban and rural
Industrialization transformed the landscape, factory jobs in cities instead of more independent farmers
Class and social status
Aristocracy<middle class<urban working class<peasants
The revolution is fuelled by the urban working class + peasants, the victory of the masses
Peasant proprietors, landless peasants (serfs), self-sufficient farm families
Socialists want to abolish private property peasant proprietors turn to fascists
Middle class lives on the edge of economic insecurity vulnerable for political manipulation scared of
losing their status
Political map of Europe: monarchy and parliament
Governed by some form of autocracy.
Reichstag / Bundesrat (more power and influence)
Sober second thought
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