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SUBJECT: HIST 150—The West in the World ASSIGNMENT ELEVEN: The West in a Global Age and the Epilogue. READING ASSIGNMENT: Textbook : Marvin Perry, Western Civilization, A Brief History , 6 th ed., Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008, chapter 21 and Epilogue, pp. 484-52. QUESTIONS: 1. Explain what is meant by the cold war, including the issues involved and the arms race; give examples of U.S foreign policy during this period. 2. List the major political events in France, West Germany, Great Britain, and Italy after the war, noting the major issues and problems that faced each nation. 3. Describe the reforms and innovations made by Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev. 4. Describe how and when the cold war ended and how its end affected both the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe. 5. Discuss the regimes of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. 6. Describe the steps taken by Western European states after World War II to recover and to
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Unformatted text preview: prevent a recurrence of war, noting especially progress in economic unification. 7. Discuss some of the factors contributing to the tensions and concerns in our global age. Include in your discussion the role of Al Qaeda and terrorism, “the dark side of globalization.” 8. Discuss the main ideas in the Epilogue (Reaffirming the Core Values of the Western Tradition). Note the quotation from a book by Jacques Ellul and what he says about the West. Note: If interested, if you click of Modern on the main page and scroll down the topics to Bipolar World and click on it, you will find Cold War documents such as the Truman Doctrine and Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech. If you click on topics such as PWW Europe and PWE Europe, you will find documents dealing with Post World War II Western and Eastern Europe....
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