By B.V. Rao
This ebook describes the evolution of the fashionable global in historical
context. Europe’s contribution to the making of the fashionable global has been
substantial, as could be preferred from the preliminary chapters― Renaissance,
Major rules of Enlightenment and upward push of Socialist rules. The other
contributions contain the advance of parliamentary democracy, the rise
of commercial revolution and the emergence of the kingdom states. Imperialism
and colonialism were half and parcel of Europe’s darkish legacy. The 19th
century witnessed, what's aptly defined via historian C.D.M. Ketelbey, the
“Europeanisation of the world.”
The first 1/2 the 20 th century witnessed devastating global wars
that ended in untold sufferings, finally resulting in the decline of Europe
and the emergence of 2 superpowers―the US and the Soviet Union.
The latter part observed the start of self reliant states in Asia and Africa, and
also an ideological clash (“Cold War”) among the capitalist west and
the communist bloc. The UN this present day is making an attempt its most sensible to keep up peace
and protection on this planet, regardless of makes an attempt being made to undermine its
legitimacy. The ebook delineates the grave demanding situations dealing with the world―
environmental degradation, spiritual extremism, international terrorism, human
rights violations and nuclear proliferation. although, as they are saying, ‘Every
cloud has a silver lining.’ swift advancements within the fields of technology and
technology, medication, and agriculture have improved the standard of life,
improved governance, eliminated many lethal illnesses, and increased
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