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Impact of WWI

Caused unpredictable death and destruction, led to questioning of reason progress and individual rights

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The age of anxiety followed

WWI

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Forerunner of existentialism

Fredrick Nietzsche

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Embraced the irrational in the 19th century

Nietzsche

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Key ideas of existentialism

God reason and progress are myths, reason ad science are incapable to provide solutions

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Newtonian physics

Unchanging natural laws governed the universe

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Challenged traditional form of physics

Albert Einstein

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Freud's theories undermined the beliefs of

The enlightenment that humans were fundamentally rational beings

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Surrealism

Depicts world of an unconscious mind

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Bauhaus

Architecture should be functional not aesthetically pleasing

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New German Republic also known as the

Weimar Republic

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Dawes plan

plan to reestablish a sound German currency

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Locarno pact

Guaranteed the borders between Germany and France

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Turning point in Franco German relationship

The Locarno pact