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Ch 12: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: 19th Century European Politics

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Prepare for questions on 19th Century European politics that you'll find on the Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present exam by watching these video lessons. The lessons serve as study guides for important topics within this subject.

Virginia SOL World History & Geography 1500-Present: 19th Century European Politics - Chapter Summary

Some of the questions you'll come across on the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Exam covering history and geography from 1500 to the present will test you on the subject of European politics of the 19th Century. To study for these types of questions, go over the video lessons in this chapter. Each lesson will teach you about a different topic that you might need to know for the exam, such as:

  • Congress of Vienna
  • Fall of Napoleon
  • 19th Century European revolutions
  • The Italian wars
  • Unification of Italy and Germany
  • The Franco-Prussian War

The chapter also provides practice quizzes that you can use to test your understanding of these topics. The chapter as a whole will serve as a vital study guide for the actual exam. If you have any questions, our instructors are ready to help.

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: Virginia SOL - World History & Geography 1500-Present: 19th Century European Politics
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Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

1. Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

In this lesson, we will study the Congress of Vienna, which established a balance of power in Europe after Napoleon's defeat. We will meet the Congress' members, examine its objectives, and take a look at its results.

The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

2. The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

In this lesson, we explore the fall of Napoleon's French Empire after his fateful decision to invade Russia in 1812. In turn, we also discuss the Congress of Vienna that convened after Napoleon's defeat and attempted to plan post-Napoleonic Europe.

Territorial Developments in Russia: Losses & Acquisitions

3. Territorial Developments in Russia: Losses & Acquisitions

In this lesson, we explore the territorial acquisitions and losses of 19th-century Russia, from the Napoleonic Wars and its gains via the Congress of Vienna to the Crimean War.

European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

4. European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

This lesson will explain the European revolutions occurring in the first half of the 19th century. It will discuss the common classes' response to the Congress of Vienna, the Concert of Europe, and the old aristocracies' grasping for power.

The Italian Wars and Weakening of Papal Authority

5. The Italian Wars and Weakening of Papal Authority

This lesson will discuss the Italian Wars and their effects on the Papacy and the political landscape of Italy. It will also highlight the power struggle between France and Spain, which dominated much of 16th century Europe.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

6. 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 History of the First & Second Republics of Italy

7. The History of the First & Second Republics of Italy

In this lesson, we will explore Italy's history from the end of World War II to the modern day. We will pay special attention to the establishment and characteristics of the First and Second Republics.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

8. 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.

The Franco-Prussian War & the Unification of Germany

9. The Franco-Prussian War & the Unification of Germany

In this lesson, we will learn about the Franco-Prussian War and the unification of Germany. We will explore how these events helped set the context for French-German conflict in World War I.

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