write essay on one of the given topic upto 4 pages

Defend or Refute ONE of the following statements:

  1. The Industrial Revolution’s primary effect was the economic boom and general increase of wealth created by the automation of labor.
  2. The primary motivation for European powers (and others) to engage in imperialism in the 19th century was nationalistic pride.
  3. World War I, despite causing fewer casualties, was more impactful to the course of human history than was World War II.
  4. The Cold War was a purely ideological battle between Capitalists and Communists.