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1870 1871 1872 1873 1874

1875 1876 1877 1878 1879

1850s 1860s - 1870s - 1880s 1890s
19th century

In the 1870s new empires rise in Europe and Asia. Germany declares independence in 1871 and begins its Second Reich. Labor unions and strikes occur worldwide in the later part of the decade, and continue until World War I. In America, reconstruction of the American South continues until 1877.

Events and trends



War, peace and politics

Literature and Arts

World Leaders

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