Turning Point of the 20th Century
the beginning of the century
In Europe, the Britain Empire achieved the height of its power. Germany and Italy, which came into existence as unified nations in the second half of the 19th century, grew in power, challenging the traditional hegemony of Britain and France. With nationalism in full force at this time, the European powers competed with each other for land, military strength and economic power.
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the imperial crisis
From 1914 to 1918, the First World War, and its aftermath caused major changes in the power balance of the world, destroying or transforming some of the most powerful empires.