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Industrialization, Ideologies, National Unification A selection of the bolded terms in the 2008 Princeton Review. Chapter 11- Europe from 1871 to 1914


English inventor who found a way of making steel stronger

Suez Canal

Ship canal dug across the isthmus of Suez in Egypt, designed by Ferdinand de Lesseps. It opened to shipping in 1869 and shortened the sea voyage between Europe and Asia. Its strategic importance led to the British conquest of Egypt in 1882. (p. 726)

Alfred Nobel

Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)

Marie Curie

French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel Prizes one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)

Ernest Rutherford

British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)

Max Planck

German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947)

Albert Einstein

German-born physicist whose work undermines Newtonian physics, Theory of special relativity postulated that time and space are relative to the viewpoint of the observer and only the speed of light is constant. States that matter and energy are interchangeable and particle of matter contains enormous energy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

A German philosopher who believed that the strength that produces heroes and great artists springs from something beyond reason. He criticized Christianity and democracy for empowering the mediocrity of the sheeplike masses.

Sigmund Freud

Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939); Said that human behavior is irrational; behavior is the outcome of conflict between the id (irrational unconscious driven by sexual, aggressive, and pleasure-seeking desires) and ego (rationalizing conscious, what one can do) and superego (ingrained moral values, what one should do).

Louis Pasteur

French chemist and biologist whose discovery that fermentation is caused by microorganisms resulted in the process of pasteurization (1822-1895)

Charles Darwin

English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882), Wrote "The Origin of Species" and "The Descent of Man"

natural selection

the process by which favorable traits that are heritable propagate throughout a reproductive population: individual organisms with favorable traits are more likely to survive and reproduce than those with unfavorable traits.

Herbert Spencer

"Survival of the fittest"; Social Darwinism between societies and cultures

Edward Bernstein

Founder of revisionist socialism, believed that socialists should work for reform within capitalist framework instead of violent revolution


French socialist who argued that property is theft (1809-1865)


opposition to any form of government; the theory that all governments should be abolished

papal infallibility

belief of the Roman Catholic Church that God protects the Pope from error when he speaks about faith or morality

Dreyfus Affair

A Jewish captain was falsely accused and convicted of comitting treason, really done by Catholic. Family and leading intellectual individuals and republicans like Zola wanted to reopen the case. Split in two, first army who are antisemetic and Catholic, and other side the civil libertarians and more radical republicans. Result is government severed all ties with church, no longer priests in state schools, catholicism loses a lot of power of indoctrination.


an organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews, often used to redirect public anger from the government


a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine

cult of domesticity

the ideal woman was seen as a tender, self-sacrificing caregiver who provided a nest for her children and a peaceful refuge for her husband, social customs that restricted women to caring for the house


Those (mostly female) who were active in seeking voting rights for women as an inherent right for all individuals in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Emmeline Pankhurst

English feminist-militant in her demands-heckled politicians and held public demonstrations


a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization "valued imagination and emotion over rationality"


Greatest German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)


a romantic English poet whose work was inspired by the Lake District where he spent most of his life (1770-1850)

Sir Walter Scott

wrote "Ivanhoe" which idealized the Middle Ages

Victor Hugo

Writes Hunchback of Notre Dame, equated freedom in literature with liberty in politics and society. Starts out Conservative, renounces ways, opposite of Wordsworth. Also Lai Miserabs-Miserable Ones, France from Napoleanic Wars to 1848. Romantic author

Percy Shelley

English Romantic Poet (Prometheus Unbound)

George Sand

French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

Romantic Musicians

Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt, Verdi, Stravinsky

Realist Artists

Courbet, Millet, Daumier

Realist Authors

Dickens, Eliot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Zola

Impressionist Artists

Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas

Post-Impressionist Artists

Cezanne, Van Gogh, Munch, Klimt, Picasso

New Imperialism

Historians' term for the late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century wave of conquests by European powers, the United States, and Japan, which were followed by the development and exploitation of the newly conquered territories. Highly driven by technological advances.

Motivations for New Imperialism

Profits, Economics, Social imperialism (solution to overpopulation), Nationalism, Religion and missionaries, Social Darwinism, Balance of Power Politics

Berlin Conference

A meeting from 1884-1885 at which representatives of European nations agreed on rules colonization of Africa

Cecil Rhodes

British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe

Indian Mutiny

discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858 the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow)

King Leopold II

King of Belgium (r. 1865-1909). He was active in encouraging the exploration of Central Africa and became the ruler of the Congo Free State (to 1908).

Boer War

Lasting from 1899 to 1902, Dutch colonists and the British competed for control of territory in South Africa.

Kaiser Wilhelm II

the last German Emperor and King of Prussia (German: Deutscher Kaiser und König von Preußen), ruling both the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918.

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