CCTV The Rise of the Great Powers 大国崛起
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Amid their competition, Portugal and Spain partitioned the world. By the newly found sea-routes and the exploitation of colonies, they rise as the first global powers in history.
大國崛起 - 01. 海咩時代(葡萄牙,西班牙)
300 years ago, with merely 1.5 million people, Netherlands extended its touch to almost every corner in the world, described by Marx as "the strongest sea-power" at the time.
大國崛起 - 02. 小國大業(荷蘭)
A relatively tolerant society, bring conditions for Britain's economic development, readies it for industrial revolution, and leads the island country to the center of the world.
大國崛起 - 03. 走向現代(英國.上)
From the second half of the 19th Century, colonies becomes a burden for Britain, the shortcomings of liberal-market economy emerge; Britain slows down, loses her hegemony at the end.
大國崛起 - 04. 工業先聲(英國.下)
Expansion by force would not help sustaining a great power. Not until the end WWII, under Charles de Gaulle led autonomic development, that France regain its once lost glory.
大國崛起 - 05. 激情歲月(法國)
Emphasizes on education and technology, Germany comes to the leading of the Second Industrial Revolution, in 30 years it passes Britain, becomes an economic power ranks the first in Europe, and the second in the world.
大國崛起 - 06. 帝國春秋(德國)
After WWII, under the pacificist constitution, with a hand from the United States, Japan's economy booms. In 1968, 100 years after Meiji Restoration, it becomes an economic power just behind the United States and the Soviet Union.
大國崛起 - 07. 百年維新(日本)
Successor to Peter, Catherine II brought Enlightenment to Russia. Emphasised on education, tried to draft laws, but these reforms left the system of serfdom intact. Catherine's achievement can only be shown on territorial expansion.
大國崛起 - 08. 尋道圖強(沙俄)
An unprecedented great experiment, the Soviet Union provided the world valuable experience and thinking. Today, Russian are revitalizing their nation with a hopeful future.
大國崛起 - 09. 風雲新途(蘇聯)
The United States develops quickly, however, the Constitution Convention fails to slove the problem of slavery, which eventually sparked a civil war in 1860. President Lincoln led the North and won; this war keeps the country unbroken, and the federal government now become stronger.
大國崛起 - 10. 新國新夢(美國.上)
World War II was a turning point for the US. It becomes the strongest global power in terms of politics, economy, technology, and military, and leads the world since.
大國崛起 - 11. 危局新政(美國.下)
Changes that will happen in the 21st Century will bring the great powers to a direction which is not foreseeable. However, permanent peace, co-prosperity, and a harmonious world will be the direction where the humankind will work together for.
大國崛起 - 12. 大道行思 (完)