PART SIX THE MOST RECENT CENTURY 1914–2010CHAPTER 24 Accelerating Global Interaction Since 1945CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES:• To consider the steps since 1945 that have increasingly made human populations into a single world” rather than citizens of distinct nation-states • To explore the factors that make it possible to speak now of a true “world economy”• To explore the debate about economic globalization• To raise student awareness of global liberation movements, especially feminism, and their implications for human life• To investigate the “fundamentalist” religious response to aspects of modernity• To consider environmentalism as a matter that cannot help but be global because the stakes are so high for all humankind• To step back andponder the value of studying historyKEY TERMS:al-Qaeda:International organization of fundamentalist Islamic militants, headed by Osama bin Laden. (pron. al-KIGH-dah or al-KAHY-dah)antiglobalization:Major international movement that protests the development of the global economy on the grounds that it makes the rich richer and keeps poor regions in poverty while exploiting their labor and environments; the movement burst onto the world stage in 1999 with massive protests at a meeting of the WorldTrade Organization in Seattle.bin Laden, Osama:The leader of al-Qaeda, a wealthy Saudi Arabian who turned to militant fundamentalism. (pron. oh-ZAHM-ah bin LAWD-n)Bretton Woods system:Named for a conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944, this system provided the foundation for postwar economic globalization, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; based on the promotion of free trade, stable currencies, and high levels of capital investment.