An Economic History of the West

Now that we have explored the influence of industrialization and imperialism through the era of the First World War, assess the progress and position of your nation of choice during the 19th and early 20th centuries. How well did your nation fare during this era? What social, political, and economic impact did such trends produce? In doing so, feel free to draw on our class discussions, assigned readings, and any other supplementary resources to complete your essay. Please be sure to adhere to proper standards in regard to citations and the use and integration of both primary and secondary resources. Required readings for the class, information of the assignment can be pulled from any of these texts. 1. Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991. 2. Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of The Great Powers. 3. Steven G. Medema (Ed), The History of Economic Thought: A Reader (Second Edition). 4. James D. Tracy, The Political Economy of Merchant Empires: State Power And World Trade 1350-1750.