Confrontation in European History
A 5 page paper discussing several of the most dramatic moments in European history in regards to military involvement and revolution. The books used in this examination are “The Challenge of The West,” by Lynn Hunt,
“Nineteenth-Century Europe,” by Jan Goldstein and John Boyer eds., “Death's Men,” by Denis Winter, and “Maus II,” by Art Speigelman. Events discussed include the Paris
Commune, the Bolshevik Revolution, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. In relationship to the driving force of European politics, as discussed, the decisive forces between 1848 and
1989 appear to be both socialism and nationalism, depending upon the particular event and time period. No additional sources cited.