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Welcome to Modern World History

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Prologue: The Rise of Democratic Ideas


Chapter 1: European Renaissance and Reformation


Chapter 2: The Muslim World Expands


Chapter 3: An Age of Exploration and Isolation


Chapter 4: The Atlantic World


Chapter 5: Absolute Monarchs in Europe


Chapter 6: Enlightenment and Revolution


Chapter 7: The French Revolution and Napoleon


Chapter 8: Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West


Chapter 9: The Industrial Revolution


Chapter 10: An Age of Democracy and Progress


Chapter 11: The Age of Imperialism


Chapter 12: Transformations Around the Globe


Chapter 13: The Great War


Chapter 14: Revolution and Nationalism


Chapter 15: Years of Crisis


Chapter 16: World War II


Chapter 17: Restructuring the Postwar World


Chapter 18: The Colonies Become New Nations


Chapter 19: Struggles for Democracy


Chapter 20: Global Interdependence


Epilogue: Unresolved Problems of the Modern World