What explains the rapid rise and rapid collapse of colonial Empires? Is the colonial age over? What has been the legacy of Empire? –

What explains the rapid rise and rapid collapse of colonial Empires? Is the colonial age over? What has been the legacy of Empire? – Examine the history of the liberal capitalist order, broadly defined, in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. What explains the persistence of liberal capitalism in the face of rivals such as fascism and communism? Does the triumph of liberal capitalism mark the end of history, or does the liberal capitalist order face new challenges? -Examine the impact of petrochemicals on post-industrial revolution history. Is the modern era the age of petrochemicals?

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