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Modern society began in western Europe, around the 18th century.
Has a nation state, which includes a central state that governs a bounded territory full of people who share the same culture and society.
Based on capitalist system – people owning means of productions and paying labourers to create the products.
Rational and secular ways of thinking begin to increase, as the religious views begin to decline. The importance of science is rapidly on the increase in many areas such as life and industry.
Tradition, custom and ascribed status becomes less important and what once may have been collectivist is now replaced with individualism. There is far more ability in creating our own identity, however such characteristics as class remain and play a vital part in our identity.
Due to globalisation:
in modern society, there was


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