In this assignment, you will engage in a discussion about
the conflict between Eastern and Western powers that occurred in the 19th
century. To the leaders of Western nations, modern industrialism posed great
promise for a more prosperous, advanced world society. Many people in Eastern
nations, however, felt the Western nations' aggressive promotion of
industrialism threatened their established social, political, and economic
systems. In this discussion, you will review the events of the 19th century and
reflect upon how changes during that time led to the modern world as we know
it, with its strengths and weaknesses.
•How are the outcomes of the 19th century conflict between
Eastern and Western empires evident in the modern world? Provide three examples
from at least one Eastern and one Western nation.
•What can we learn from the events of the 19th century and
the ability of events to influence future events and nations?