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Ch 13: The Age of Nationalism

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Our chapter on the age of nationalism covers major events in western civilization through the mid to later part of the 19th century. Our instructors bring you lessons on topics including the Crimean War and the westernization of Japan.

The Age of Nationalism - Chapter Summary

Learn about great political events and changes in Western civilization that happened during the 19th Century. From the Crimean War to the unification of Austria and Hungary, reforms in Russia and the opening of Japan to the West, these changes had lasting effect and influenced many events in the 20th Century. When you have finished this chapter you will know about:

  • The Crimean War
  • Italian unification
  • German unification
  • The creation of Austria-Hungary
  • Reforms during the reign of Tsar Alexander II
  • The westernization of Japan

Our video-based lessons are designed to help maximize your comprehension of the information presented with a multiple-exposure approach. The videos can be reviewed either wholly or in-part with our interactive timeline feature. The lessons come with a written transcript to give you a chance to see the information a different way. Our instructors are available to answer your questions, and the lesson quizzes and practice exams will give you an opportunity to test your knowledge retention.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: The Age of Nationalism
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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.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

6. 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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