The Philosophy of World History: The Modern Age — A Hegelian Sequel

If Hegel lived today, how would he tell the story of world history in the last two hundred years? How do we use the basic principles of his philosophy of world history to write modern history? Here is my initial idea:

The Contents:

Introduction: Reason in the Modern History

First Part: The Age of Modernization

  • (1) The Development of the Western World

A. Industrialization and Political Reformation

B. Revolutions of 1848 and American Civil War

C. Big Powers

  • (2) The Westernization

A. Rejection

B. Submission

C. Learning

  • (3) The Modern World

A. A Western-led World

B. The First World War, The Great Depression, and The “Lost Generation”

C. Paris Peace Conference and League of Nations

Second Part: The Age of Extremes

  • (1) Fascism

A. The Rise of Axis Powers

B. World War II and the Holocaust

C. The Fall of Fascism

  • (2) Communism

A. The Rise of the Soviet Union

B. The Cold War and The Movements in Communist Countries

C. The Fall of Communism

  • (3) Democracy

A. Internal changes: The Countercultural Movement, Civil Rights Movement, Women Rights Movement, and Post-modernism

B. Decolonization and New Democracies

C. United Nations, The European Union, and The Role of the United States

Third Part: Our Age

Let us see 🙂

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