Answer the following question in a discussion form. Here′s a statement to consider: ″Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations.″ Defend or condemn the argument by giving examples of the interaction between Western industrial powers and traditional, non Western societies. Were these contacts essentially positive or negative? ″ The First Total War World War 1 is said to have been the first ′total′ war. What does that mean? And what does it mean for people and nations trying to pick up the pieces and resume normal life?