Economic factors were a chief motivation for colonization to European countries. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany believed conquering primitive areas would help build up industry and agriculture. He also thought it could help build up a fleet of ships and is quoted “Our future lies upon the water.” (doc 1). Other leaders such as Jules Ferry of France saw these places as shelters, ports for defense, and provisioning (doc3). John Hobson, an English economist, saw imperialism as inevitable, for powers of production outpace consumption resulting in more profit for the mother country (doc 2).
I agree with Margret MacMillan that Hitler would want to gain more power no matter what happened. Hitler wanted more and more power, and to achieve the status that he desired for Germany he used many different tactics. Hitler convinced the Germans that they would return to international status through his speeches and Nazi propaganda. To achieve his own desire for more power Hitler created Lebensraum which
The nation is therefore key to political organisation. Liberal nationalism has followed the political nationalist agenda of seeking national self-determination and thus the creation of a nation-state. The ultimate goal of liberal nationalism is a world of independent nation-states. All nations are seen to have an equal right to freedom and self-determination. For Woodrow Wilson, only a democratic republic could be a genuine nation-state.
Realizing that without power they could in no way influence the outcome of anything nationally or internationally Bismarck and Wilhelm held power in high importance. Therefore it was natural for Bismarck to want to become a European power, and eventually succeeded in becoming so. Because of this it was understandable that Wilhelm would want to continue on with Bismarck’s legacy and make Germany into a world power. The means in which Wilhelm II took to achieve this was to colonize Africa and to enlarge the German navy. By doing this Wilhelm aggravated Britain because they had the largest navy in the world and because Wilhelm was colonizing along the borders of British colonies.
With British imperial power collapsing during World War II, the United States was ready to move in. Hull said early in the war:Leadership toward a new system of international relationships in trade and other economic affairs will devolve very largely upon the United States because of our great economic strength. We should assume this leadership, and the responsibility that goes with it, primarily for reasons of pure national self-interest.” This point got my attention because it reminded me of the “white man‟s burden” that we talked about regarding imperialism, except that in this case the idea of acting out of “pure national self-interest” is plainly stated, not hidden behind a mask of good will. “The economic aid countries would need after the war was already seen in political terms: Averell Harriman, ambassador to Russia, said in early 1944: "Economic assistance is one of the most effective weapons at our disposal to influence European political events in the direction we desire,.. ."
What was Bismarck's vision domestically for the united Germany? How successful was he achieving his aims? Germany was unified in 1871 by Prussia's supremacy against France in the Franco-Prussian war. Under the reign of Kaiser William I (1871-1888), Bismarck was the most powerful man in the Empire and dominated the government of the Reich. He wanted a new constitution, the army to be well maintained, religion to be subordinated against the united Germany, Prussia to be economically strengthened and to curb the growth of socialism.
In 1930 President Roosevelt won election and started the New deal in hopes of turning American strife around. With millions unemployed nationally, it would be a tough job. The banks were dry, as well as, farmer’s lands across America. It seemed that trade had come to a dead end and that everything was going in circles, creating an echo effect internationally. It would be years before America was back on its feet economically, and another great war lied ahead, but somehow Americans were able to keep their hopes and dreams alive and come out on the other
Firstly we will look at the role of which Bismarck played towards German unification. Bismarck would see an opportunity and exploit it for his own good. In the Danish War of which involved Schleswig and Holstein; Bismarck managed to intervene, even though it did not have any effect on him, so that people would see him as a defender of German nationalism and so he could turn the war around to benefit Prussia. By doing so the citizens of German states saw him as a leader and joined together to back him up and this was his first step to unifying Germany. Following this, Bismarck turned his attention to Austria as he wanted them out of the Bund so he could fulfil his vision of a unified Germany under Prussian leadership.
When dead and decomposed, we are still capable of being labeled by our monetary value. The more one’s life insurance is worth, the worthier one will be. Unfortunately, Willy Loman makes the discovery that his death holds more money than does his life. Despite Charley’s efforts at convincing Willy that “nobody’s worth nothin’ dead (98),” the salesman proceeds to end his life for the “$20,000 proposition (103).” While some readers may have frowned upon his actions, they are not far from our own. In an attempt to increase the value of their lifeless bodies, millions of people invest money every month into a life insurance policy.
American businesses lost vast amounts of money and to repay the debt they asked German banks to repay the money they had borrowed. Peoples vote turned to leaders who blamed reasons for the Depression. The Nazi's The Weimar Republic was not to blame for the huge economics problems Germany were in at the time. Though to stop hyperinflation reoccurring the Chancellors raised taxes, cut wages and reduced unemployment