By William Woodruff
In an ever-shrinking international, the necessity for an international viewpoint in facing the fashionable global has develop into acute. This ebook makes an attempt to supply any such point of view by way of investigating the most important adjustments in geopolitics and global economic system in past times 500 years. in spite of the fact that compact, it allows us to appreciate the current unravelling of Communism and the growing to be problem from Asia to Western Superiority. it's proven that during such a lot of methods the issues of the modern global spring from the remarkable period of western domination, which the non-western international is now attempting to unlive.
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By 1850 (the shipment of convicts to eastern Australia had ceased in 1840) the British population of Australia had grown to 400,000. Stimulated by the gold discoveries of 1851, the immigrant population passed the million mark The Impact of Western Man 33 by 1860. The dominant stock was English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh. The only non-British immigrants to reach Australia were German agricultural settlers, Americans, and Chinese, many of whom became "diggers" on the gold fields. Americans were also active in trade, transport, whaling, and sealing.
Russia's humiliating defeat helped to discredit the Czarist regime. Before 1914 Britain and Japan had also been concerned with halting the extension of Russian power in the Far East. Russian encroachment into Turkistan in the midnineteenth century had already alarmed the British in India. Despite their warnings (Britain had commercial interests in the Yangtze Valley, Japan had similar interests in Manchuria and Korea), Russia insisted on penetrating Manchuria as well as China and Korea. The Trans-Siberian Railway to Vladivostok on the Pacific was begun in 1891 and completed in 1903.
During that time Russia's despotic traditions, as well as its penchant for dogma and authority, have been preserved. While Russia is not unique in its disregard for human life - history reeks with human slaughter76 - it has experienced more than its share of tyranny and brutality. Ivan IV, the Terrible (who from 1547 was Czar of all the Russias), put to death individuals (including his eldest son whom he struck and killed in a fit of rage) and whole communities even remotely suspected of opposing him.
A Concise History of the Modern World: 1500 to the Present by William Woodruff