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World History Chapter Focus Questions For the Final.

Chapter 2
1. Describe the social structure of the Old Regime (ancien regime).  Explain why efforts at reform failed.
2. Explain why France faced an economic crisis is 1789.
3. Identify the political and social reforms that emerged in the early stages of the revolution.
4. Explain why the revolution became radical.  Describe the reign of terror. 
5. Describe how the revolution changed daily life in France.
6. Describe how Napoleon gained power. How did he build and defend his empire.  Describe his downfall.
7. Summarize the principals of the Congress of Vienna. Explain how the Congress of Vienna sought to impose a new order in Europe.

Chapter 3
1. Explain the factors that led to a second agricultural revolution. Explain why the European population soared.
2. Describe the energy sources that powered the Industrial Revolution.  Explain why Great Britain was the first industrialized nation.
3. Describe how industrialization changed the textile industry. Explain how the factory system changed workers lives.
4. Describe the costs and benefits of the industrial revolution.  Describe the ideas that shaped the industrial age.
5. Identify reforms urged by individual thinkers. How was socialism linked to the industrial revolution?

Chapter 4
1. Compare the goals of the Liberals and the Conservatives. Explain how nationalism posed a challenge to the old order.
2. Explain why Europe was plagued by constant unrest after 1815. Why did revolts break out in France in 1830 and 1848? How did these revolts affect the rest of Europe?
3. Summarize the long-term causes of revolution in Latin America. Explain how Haiti's revolution was different.
4. How did Mexico and the rest of Latin America win their independence?
5. Why did the revolution of 1830 and 1848 fail to achieve their goals?

Chapter 5
1. Explain how the industrialized world spread in the 1800's. How was technology linked to economic growth? Why did big business emerge in the late 1800's?
2. Describe how cities expanded and changed. Why did conditions for workers improved?
3. Describe the new hierarchy that emerged in industrialized nations. What ideas shaped the middle class? What changes did women seek?
4. Explain how science challenged traditional beliefs.

Chapter 6
1. Explain how the Germans nationalism paved the way for unity. Describe the role played by Bismarck.
2. Describe the causes for and the results of the Franco-Prussian war.
3. Specify the forces responsible for this growth of the German economy. What were Bismarck's domestic policies? Describe the goals of William II?
4. Describe the forces that hindered Italian unity. Explain how and which individual helped forged Italy. Describe problems after 1860.
5. Describe how nationalism was a division in Austria Empire. Describe how the Dual Monarchy was formed. Explain why conflicts erupted in the Balkans.
6. Explain why attempts to modify Russia often failed. Describe how Russia tried to modernize and industrialized.
7. Describe the causes and results of the revolution of 1905.

Chapter 7
1. Explain why reformers sought to alter Parliament. Summarize the role of the political parties in the Victorian era. Describe how Britain achieved universal male suffrage.
2. Describe the social and economic reforms passed by Britain in the 1800's. Explain how women worked to win the vote. Specify the goals of Irish nationalists.
3. Outline the domestic and foreign policies of Napoleon III. Specify steps France took toward democracy in the third republic. Describe the Dreyfus affair and its results.

Chapter 8
1. Explain why European imperialism grew in the late 1800's. Identify the groups that supported the new imperialism. Describe how Europeans ruled their overseas empire.
2. Describe the forces that shaped Africa prior to 1880. Specify which nations carved Explain how Africans resisted European imperialism.
3. Summarize problems facing the Ottoman Empire. Describe how Egypt modernized. Explain why Iran became a focus to the Europeans.
4. Outline the causes and effects of the Sepoy Rebellion. Explain why British rule affected India. Describe how Indians resisted British rule.
5. Specify what rights westerners sought to China. Explain how internal problems weakened China. Describe the goals of Chinese reformers.

Chapter 9
1. Explain why Japan opened its doors to the west. Explain its modernization and how it became an imperialist power.
2. Describe effects of imperialist rivalries on Southeast Asia. Explain why Thailand was able to remain independent. Explain how the United States was able to expand in the pacific.
3. Identify problems Latin America nations faced in the 1800's. Describe how Latin American nations were linked to world economy. Explain how the United States gained influenced in Latin America.
4. Identify the main features of the New World economy. Describe how imperialism affected traditional cultures around the world. Explain how imperialism fueled tensions among industrialized nations.

Chapter 10
1. Explain why many people in the 1800's believed war was unlikely. Identify forces pushing Europe to war. Describe causes and effects of European alliances.
2. Describe how ethnic tensions in the Balkans sparked political assassination. How were other nations drawn into the conflict between Serbia and Austria-Hungary? Who did historians blame for the outbreak of World War 1?
3. Explain why a stalemate developed on the western front. Explain the forces that made World War 1 different from other wars. Explain how the war became a global conflict.
4. Explain how World War 1 became a total war. Specify the role women played in the war effort. How did events in Russia and the United States change the course of the war?
5. Describe the problems European faced in 1918? Explain how the big three disagreed over the peace. Summarize the results of the Paris Peace Conference.

Chapter 11
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