By Carl Cavanagh (EDT) Hodge Carl Cavanagh Hodge
In 1800, Europeans ruled approximately one-third of the world's land floor; by way of the beginning of global warfare I in 1914, Europeans had imposed a few kind of political or financial ascendancy on over eighty percentage of the globe. the elemental constitution of worldwide and ecu politics within the 20th century used to be shaped within the prior century out of the conflict of competing imperial pursuits and the results, either worthy and destructive, of the imperial powers at the societies they ruled. This encyclopedia deals present, special details at the significant international powers and their international empires, in addition to at the humans, occasions, rules, and hobbies, either ecu and non-European, that formed the Age of Imperialism.
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After Bismarck’s dismissal by Wilhelm II in 1890, German imperialism lost his characteristic caution and became progressively more erratic. 50 Although Anglo-German relations in the late 1880s were not without friction, over rights in Samoa and East Africa in particular, the 1890s represented a new stage in Anglo-German antagonism. 51 Although Wilhelm usually devoted strident rhetoric to taking public umbrage at British imperiousness, few in Britain doubted that Germany could eventually back him up with substance.
Napoleon was still digesting this news when word came of a large Russian army marching against him from the north. He moved his own forces to meet the remaining Austrians and their Russian allies to give them battle at Austerlitz on December 2. The result was his greatest victory, a masterpiece of maneuver and deception culminating in a complete rout of numerically superior allied force that ended the Third Coalition with the Treaty of Pressburg. Austerlitz testified to Napoleon’s mental grasp of the big picture and understanding of terrain.
I would like further to thank Michael Hermann at Greenwood, both for encouraging me to tackle the project and for indulging my ideas, those of a comparative amateur, on how it ought to be completed. I would lastly like to thank John Wagner for his thorough professionalism and endless patience with me during the completion of the manuscript. The strengths of the Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism belong to these people. Its weaknesses are my own. xxxiii xxxiv INTRODUCTION The Age of Imperialism was a particularly protean period in European and world history beginning with the Napoleonic Wars and ending with outbreak of World War I.