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The notion of global war seems distinctly modern and is most often associated with the two World Wars of the twentieth century. However, the first global wars occurred long before 1914. The War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) were fought on fronts around the globe, from Europe and the Americas to the coasts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent. In this course, we will explore these first global wars from multiple perspectives: political and economic motivations, the role of technological and scientific discovery, and especially the cultural clashing, alliance, and intermixing between peoples of disparate parts of the world. We will relate this history to modern global war, including nuclear war, cyber warfare, terrorism, and developments in humanitarian law. Taught in English.
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