Use this History and Western Heritage video entitled The Building of European Supremacy to study how the half century before the outbreak of World War 1 (1914–1918) clearly established the foundations upon which much of Western civilization now rests. The interrelated growth of population, capitalism, production, and cities rapidly changed the European landscape. Another round of intense industrial development revolutionized the European world. Electricity, mass-produced steel, and petrochemicals spurred new industries based upon strategic resources and technologies.
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