The Age of Empire, written but Eric Hobsbawn, displays a variety of very intriguing views and thoughts about many different nations and societies. He talks about third world countries as "Dependent" Nations and thriving nations as "Developed". Many different factors going into account when differing from a developed nations and a dependent nation. If one nation had the money and technology to build various structures they were considered a developed nation. The industrial Era was starting to begin at this time and many advances were being made such as the automobile. This also helped developed nation in their process to excel. Dependent nations were usually located in cities and did not have as much money as many of the other nations, so in turn they were unable to advance as much.
In the first few chapters, Hobsbawn talks about the advancements made in technology and other ares which led to Europe being a very strong nation. Although Europe was thriving, America was too. Immigration was becoming a big thing in America and many of the Europeans migrated here causing a massive population growth. This cause more industry to start creating more jobs and allowing more people the opportunity to live here. Industry was a big part in the move towards advancement and so was education. Education was much more popular in the developed nations and not in others such as Russia. This drew a gap between many nations and caused others to lag behind.
I'm curious to know if there is anything the underdeveloped nations could have done to help themselves advance. Also why didn't many of the developed nations of the time assist the dependent nations, similar to what goes on today.