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1762

Rousseou. "Social Contract." Spark American/French Revolution.

1776

Adam Smith. "Wealth of Nations." Lazzais-faire.

1789

French Revolution. Sparks Nationalism/future revolutions

1815

Napolean Defeated at Waterloo. Reactionary congress at Vienna

1839-1842

Opium War. China becomes interdependent. Era of "unequal" treaties.

1857

Sepoy Rebellion. Discontent with imperialist rule and indicative of culture clashes.

1868

Meiji Restoration. Perry shows seeds of discontent during tokugawa shogunate. Emperor's power restored. Japan modernized. Tokugawa shogunate overthrown.

1848

Karl Marx. Communist Manifesto.

1810-1825

Bolivar and others lead revolutions in Latin America. Win independence from Spain and Portugal.

1823

Monroe Doctrine. Establishes U.S. control/influence of Latin America.

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