Historical Comparison: Compare the European colonial empires in the Americas with those established during the nineteenth century in the Afro-Asian-Pacific world.
Historical Comparison: Compare and contrast the experience of Latin America during the nineteenth century with the experience of those areas in Africa and Asia that were ruled over directly by European colonial powers.
Personal Reflection: What were the key developments that propelled Europe to a more central role in shaping world history between 1750 and 1914? Do you think that a Eurocentric approach to this period is warranted in light of these accomplishments? How should other cultures and civilizations be assimilated into the story?