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Lecture Notes Week of 3/5/15

by: Linda Jiang

Lecture Notes Week of 3/5/15 POLISCI 121

Linda Jiang
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World Politics
Vincent Ferraro

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Liberalism & World War 1
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Vincent Ferraro
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Date Created: 03/08/15
3315 Liberalism o Europeans said your way of living is wrong and we re going to introduce european ideology and your lives will get better 0 Most populations collapsed after Europeans colonized the indigenous states 0 After the 1900 s regions adopted democracy 0 Fascism Liberalism and Communism ideological struggle in the 20th century 0 Liberalism is the end state of how we can think about human affairs and economic and social thought however there will always be a new type of governing that will arise o The US 0 To protect the rights of the individual I long standing debate on abortion How do you classify the entity of a body I relationship of a fetus to an individual what point is a fetus an individual 0 ending the life of an entity who has not yet obtained the status of an individual Pulling the plug on people who are in comas or are vegetables I Do we have the right to end their life 0 Denying people under the age of 18 to vote 0 taking away the right to vote of convicted felons o What are individual rights 0 Liberal to nonliberal society 0 Women39s rights 0 Should all women be free in exactly the same way as men 0 Cannot deprive a person of hisher life 0 Society s needs outweigh your individual rights 0 3515 World War 1 0 Marks the beginning of the end of European domination in world politics 0 1918 0 Didn t achieve any objectives 0 Two new world powers emerge in the 19th century 0 Prussia Austrian Hungarian empire 0 United States I War of 1812 tries to take control away from European empires Louisiana purchase 1846 War with Mexico 1856 Guano Act 1893 US overthrows kingdom of Kawahi for corporate interests 0 Hawaii becomes a territory I Liberates Cuba but does not colonize Puerto Rico made a commonwealth of the US I Colonization of Philippines for further expansion is China 0 Bismarck gets rid of all the barriers to trade and creates one common market for the German speaking people 0 Germany appears on the map 0 Industrial Revolution in Germany 0 Rapidly growing population Von Schlieffen Plan A simultaneous two front war on Germany is impossible Sequential Twofront war Can Germany defeat France in 6 weeks before Russia mobilizes its horses and troops o 1 Mechanize the Army Trucks Jeeps 0 Use the weapons from the US Civil war machine gun o 2 Internal transportation network 0 Trains going west to east Railroads built to peak efficiency 0 3 Build up a navy o In order to cancel out the British navy not defeat it butjust match it 0 Large battleships I British had Dreadnought gt Germans copied it 0 Von Tirpitz gt Submarine gt Uboat Drew up plans in 1905 everything will be ready in 1916 Ignores Belgian neutrality and plans on attacking France through Belgium France has a huge attachment to Paris 0 Paris builds fortifications on the east 0 Kaiser Lunch in Paris Dinner in saint petersburg 0 Von Schlieffen Dies and gets replaced by a man who doesn t understand the plan Europe 1914 amp World War 1 o Archduke of Austria Hungary is assassinated in Serbia 0 Austria Hungary gives Serbia an ultimatum 0 Serbia gets help from their ally Russia Russian troops start to mobilize Kaiser gets news of this and goes into war 2 years early 0 Wants Germans to destroy everything in their path while they are in Belgium 0 Rape of Belgium I Belgiansjoin the British Army War starts at the fortification east of Paris and ends there 4 years later 1917 Russia pulls out and American forces join in No victories in World War 1


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