Examines major political, social, and cultural developments in 20th century Europe. Explores the two world wars, fascism and communism as alternatives to parliamentary democracy, Europe's remarkable revival since 1945, and concludes with an examination of the integration of Europe and its prospects for re-establishing its world prominence.
Cultural, social, economic, and political history of Europe from the developments leading up to WWI -- such as the consequences of the Franco-Prussian War and the waning sphere of the Ottoman Empire -- to the expansion of the European Union into the former East Bloc states. Focus on the changing concept and identity of Europe with regard to globalization, immigration and shifting power relations.
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