USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
12017-07-26T22:59:00-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192373plain2017-07-26T23:05:37-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cWith a quick glance at this 1910 map, one encounters the existence of the word "empire" repeatedly. The persistence of what strikes us as an antiquated political concept, empire, was still a common political arrangement at the turn of the 20th century. And yet, most empires were on the verge of decline or collapse -- most would not survive WWI. In this sense, this is a highly unstable map with the Russian Empire, the Chinese Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire destined for oblivion in a matter of mere 10 years.