by Kimberly Keagan
The thirty years before the outbreak of World War I are a fascinating time to reflect upon, and write about. The world was changing at a pace like no other time before.
It was a period of great economic development, as well as scientific and technological advances. Like any era in history, it had its glaring weaknesses, but it was also a time of excitement, elegance, and optimism as it ushered in enormous cultural development.
A BRIEF HISTORICAL TIMELINE
THE UNITED STATES
At the end of the 19th century, Europe was comprised of 24 independent nation states. Much of Central and Eastern Europe was divided between the empires of Austria-Hungary, Germany, the Ottomans, and Russia. The population was approximately 300 million. (Map from George Cram Atlas, 1897)
In 1889, England had 39 counties and the population was approximately 26 million. London had 4.4 million people. Today, they are 67.4 million and 9.0 million people, respectively. And as of 2013, all 39 counties—many of which were administratively abolished in 1972—have been declared to exist as historic counties.
Comments are closed.
This section will not be visible in live published website. Below are your current settings:
Current Number Of Columns are = 3
Expand Posts Area =
Gap/Space Between Posts = 10px
Blog Post Style = card
Use of custom card colors instead of default colors = 1
Blog Post Card Background Color = current color
Blog Post Card Shadow Color = current color
Blog Post Card Border Color = current color
Publish the website and visit your blog page to see the results