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Ch 27: Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas

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Use the following video lessons and quizzes to help you understand the impact of 19th-century nationalist movements in Europe and Africa. Learn rationales behind reforms implemented in Russia and Japan.

Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas - Chapter Summary

Check out this chapter's video lessons to study the 19th-century conflicts that would redraw borders and transform international trade. Instructors cover Russia's invasion of the Ottoman Empire and the clashes that would eventually drag France and Great Britain into a conflict known as the Crimean War. You can also explore the skirmishes, diplomatic maneuvers and nationalist sentiment leading to the creation of unified states in Italy and Germany alongside negotiations that resulted in the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

The second half of this chapter addresses the impact of the American Civil War on European alliances and territories in Canada. Instructors also survey Tsar Alexander II's efforts at industrializing Russia in order to compete with neighboring European powers. Round out your study with a discussion of factors influencing emperor Meiji's decision to roll back two centuries worth of Japanese isolation from the West. You can also explore the educational, industrial and military reforms implemented to handle the sudden influx of foreign trade. Lessons in this chapter discuss the following:

  • The Crimean War
  • Germany's unification
  • Italy's unification
  • The creation of Austria-Hungary
  • Tsar Alexander II's reforms
  • Effects of the American Civil War
  • The union of Canada
  • Meiji's westernization of Japan
  • The emergence of African nationalism

This chapter on nationalism features short, entertaining video lessons taught by experienced instructors. There are also transcripts that include links to supplementary text lessons as well as self-assessment quizzes you can take at any time during your studies.

7 Lessons in Chapter 27: Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas
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The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

1. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

2. The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

In this lesson, we explore the piecemeal unification of Italy which took place in the 19th century. Created in part by the brilliant statesmen Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italy as we know it did not fully take shape until 1870.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

3. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact

4. Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the 19th-century compromise between the Austrian monarchy and the ruling Magyar families of Hungary that created the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

5. Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the reforms of Tsar Alexander II in 19th-century Russia. Alexander freed the Russian serfs and accelerated the industrialization of Russia before his 1881 assassination.

North America: the American Civil War and Dominion of Canada

6. North America: the American Civil War and Dominion of Canada

In this lesson, we explore the American Civil War's effects on European geopolitics and the remotely connected creation of the Dominion of Canada only a few years after the war's close.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

7. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

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