World History Homework Ten Answers - Student Sixteen

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1. The Industrial Revolution started in England in the 1760’s. Eastern Europe did not have an Industrial Revolution until the 1900’s. Some historians cite that the textile factories in India and the iron industry in China were the forerunners to the English Industrial Revolution. Yet India and China did not have an Industrial Revolution until the 1950’s.


2. Substituted for H3 Nationalism is good because it allows people to come together to be one whole. If you have to go to war against another country you can fight as a whole country instead of a provinces. A country with nationalism would be better able to protect itself against invaders and catch criminals since the criminal could not flee to the next town since they would be looking for him there.


3. I think that the Industrial Revolution was good in many ways and was also negative in some ways. Some positive things that the Industrial Revolution brought about was the growth of European countries in wealth and power and it increased the trade among countries. Some negative effects that were at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution were that people were working in harsh conditions and low wages this problem was later fixed by the Industrial Reformation by which quality of living was improved. So I would say that the beginning of the Industrial Revolution was negative for low income people but later in the Industrial Revolution after the Industrial Reformation it became better.

Good, thorough answer.

4. An example of nationalism occurred in Italy in 1861. Italy’s first prominent nationalist was Giusseppe Mazzini who pushed for the unification of Italy and started the Brotherhood of Young Italy in 1831. However the rulers of Italy were not ready for this reform. Not until twenty years later did a former Brother of Young Italy named Giuseppe Garibaldi led a revolution in Southern Italy while King Victor and Count Cavour led a revolution in Northern Italy. Both Northern and Southern Italy succeeded in their revolt and in 1861 the people of Italy voted to unify the country. Venice and Rome were later added to the union in 1870. In this case nationalism was an improvement for Italy. This move allowed better trade among provinces, unified law codes and enforcement as well as sense of identity that was not tie to a town or province. This movement allowed a sense of unity and pride for one’s country.


5. Substituted for H1. Utilitarianism is when government compares cost versus benefit to decide on how to maximize its assets, such as power, wealth, peace, land, disputes, etc. My view is that utilitarianism goes against the Bible because if the government thinks body piercing might improve something they might try it on some people. Yet the Bible tells us not to pierce are bodies like the pagans do. This type of government is against Christian mortality. The government might want us to worship other gods to see if it improves morale yet the Bible states “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”. Exodus 34:14

Terrific answer. (Note: "Christian mortality" should be "Christian morality").

6. Substituted for H2 My view on Imperialism is that it is sometimes good. Such as now when America is trying to control some of the Middle Eastern countries to bring order and stop the bombings I agree that what the Americans are doing is good. However when the Germanys tried to extinguish the Jews to unify their country by naming a common enemy. Picking on a group of people due to a different religion I do not agree with. For the German leadership wanted the Jews to be the scapegoats in order to execute its plan of world domination.

Good analysis.

7. Substituted for H4 Japan became an Imperialistic power that even threatened China. In 1549, Christian missionaries came to Japan and gave them European technology which later aided them during World War II. The firearms that the missionaries brought aided Japan in unifying their country. In 1637 the spread of Christianity caused the retaliation and the persecution of the Christians. Therefore Japan closed all of its ports but one (Nagasaki). In 1853 the American Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Edo harbor. His trip was successful and caused the treaty of Kanagawa to be signed. The United States was also allowed to use two ports and start an embassy. Later other European nations gained access to Japan. In 1868, a new emperor rose to power, Mutsuhito, he industrialized Japan, strengthened Japan’s military power and centralized its government. By the 1900’s Japan was a leading world power that could compete militarily and economically with other countries. Japan defeated China first then invaded Korea in 1894. The Chinese retreated from Korea and then Japan invaded Manchuria in the Sino-Japanese War. In 1895, the peace treaty was signed that gave Japan the Pescadores Islands and Taiwan. Next, Japan took on Russia and defeated it in 1905. The Russian fleet was defeated and Japan received control of Chinese Eastern Railway’s southern portion. Japan became of one of most imperialistic nations while it had begun as a target of imperialism. Japanese aggression was unlimited especially in depressing the populations of Korea and China. Perhaps, in its initial hatred of another country’s imposition it became what it hated the most.

Terrific answer, with a superb conclusion! Will use as a model.
Terrific homework answers. 70/70. Well done!--Andy Schlafly 15:03, 19 April 2009 (EDT)