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The Age of Liberalism

1848 to 1914

1850-1915: European Diplomacy

  • 1854-1856: The Crimean War
  • 1884-1885: The Congress of Berlin
  • 1898: The Crisis at Fashoda
  • 1902: Anglo-Japanese Naval Alliance

1848-1871: The Consolidation of Nation-States

  • 1852-1864: The Unificaiton of Italy.
  • 1862-1871: The Unification of Germany.

1848-1900: Liberal Parties Dominate National Politics

  • 1864: Louis Napoleon adopts the policy of a "liberal empire."
  • 1867: The National Liberal Party is formed in Prussia.
  • 1867: The British Parliament passes the Reform Bill of 1867

1848-1917: The Rise of Socialism

  • 1848: marx and Engles publish the Communist Manifesto.
  • 1864: The First International is founded in London.
  • 1878: Bismarck passes his Anti-socialist Legislation.
  • 1899: Eduard Bernstein publishes Evolutionary Socialism.
  • 1908: Georg Sorel publishes Reflections on Violence.
  • 1917: Bolshevik coup in Russia.

1880-1914: New Imperialism

  • 1869: The Suez Canal is completed.
  • 1885: Charles Gordon is killed at Khartoum.
  • 1884-1885: The Congress of Berlin.
  • 1898: Showdown at Fashoda.
  • 1899-1902: The Boer War.

1875-1905: The Second Industrial Revolution

  • 1876: Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
  • 1899: Guglielmo Marconi invents the wireless.
  • 1903: The Wright Brothers invent the airplane.

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