The Uncertain Giant 1850–1914ad

  • Antony Alcock

Abstract

Apart from the uprisings of 1848–9, for forty years after Waterloo Europe had been at peace. But in the sixteen years from 1854 to 1870 five short wars would change the face of the continent and prepare it for the great wars of the twentieth century. Nationalism was the cause, and no states would be more profoundly affected than the two weakest states in the Great Power system, Austria and the Ottoman Empire.

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Industrial Revolution Foreign Affair Short History Military Alliance Colonial Expansion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Alcock
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterColeraineNorthern Ireland

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