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Nations in Upheaval: Europe: 1850-1914 (France, Germany, Britain)

The Rise of the Nation-State Political leaders driven to consolidate power By 1871 the process of consolidation and unification had created modern Germany and Italy, altering the balance of power The struggle between states for land and wealth occurred primarily outside Europe through imperialism The process of expanding a nation’s territory through the acquisition of…

Voltage

Energy can be defined as the ability to do work.  Electrons possess energy and this energy can be converted to another form to do work (make a lightbulb shine, motor run, etc).  This energy is called electric potential energy. Definitions: Electric potential energy:  energy that the battery gives to the electrons; the amount of energy…