chapter  I
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THE SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BACKGROUND

LIKE the Napoleonic wars, which bridged the transition from the eighteenth to the nineteenth century, the war of 19141918, though it has introduced new elements into the factors determining our national progress, has not by 1-(1896) any means swept away the problems which marked the beginning and dogged the steps of the preceding century. It has given us new viewpoints; it has defined hitherto obscured peaks in the social landscape; but the broad features of that landscape, for the most part, remain the same.