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WATCH: Era 7 Overview

The First World War (1914-1918) came at the end of a complex era. The Long Nineteenth Century had seen the rise of democracies, increased economic production, and reforms, but also empire, racism, and terrible poverty. The years since the war have been similarly complicated. In the last century, we have seen another world war and a great deal of suffering, but there’s also evidence that things are getting better. What is the human experience of the century we have just lived through, and is this experience the same for everyone?

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