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The cold war linked to decolonization because the hot

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The Cold War linked to decolonization because the “hot war”, the nuclear weapons were kept in the third world countries that arrived after decolonization came about. All the new third world countries were being affected by the hostility between the USA and the USSR. Essay II (30%): One medium-length essay analyzing short quotations from our readings, relating them to a larger theme in the course, and comparing them to one another. I will supply about six quotations, which will be identified by author and date. You will select four of them and write an essay that provides a context for understanding the quotations and their historical significance. You should study for this essay by reviewing your notes, readings, and powerpoints and familiarizing yourself with the big themes of the class. This information will allow you to assess what these quotes reveal about modern global history since the late eighteenth century. (35 minutes) Essay III (40%): One long essay analyzing the major themes of modern global history . In other words, what themes connect Units IV-X? Think big . Here is the Question as it will appear on the exam: In what senses is modern global history (1780s-1990s) a period of change or continuity? What political, socio-economic, and cultural forces accounted for these changes or continuities? How were these forces related to one another? In this context, what specific events (dates), persons, and institutions were most significant in shaping the modern world over the last two centuries? What do some of your primary documents reveal about these changes or continuities? (50 minutes)
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1. The revolutions a. Changes in a.i. economy a.ii. Social life a.iii. global 2. The ideologies changing things a. Differences causing changes in the world 3. World wars effects on the world 4. Everything that has happened in the global world caused changes 5. They all link together and bring the world to the way it is today 6. If there are any continuities the changes outweigh them to an extreme *************************************************************************** Terms/Names: I include these terms to help you think about and study for the above the essay questions. I hope they will encourage you to think about what kind of specific details you want to include in each essay. Please note this list is by no means exhaustive and that you can select other names/terms that better illuminate your arguments/essays. You do not need to memorize these terms but using specific details will help your essays. Absolutism/Constitutionalism (18 th and 19 th Centuries) Louis XIV Constitutionalism Atlantic Revolutions [Glorious Revolution (1688), American Revolution (1776), French Revolution (1789), Latin-American Revolution (1820s), Industrial Revolution] Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen (1789) Maximilien Robespierre Cotton, Coal, Iron, and Steel Britain Conservatism/Liberalism/Nationalism/Socialism Joseph Mazzini Karl Marx Greek Revolution (1820/30s) Revolutions of 1848 (Europe) Abraham Lincoln American Civil War (1861-1865) Otto von Bismarck German Unification (1871) Olympia de Gouges Susan B. Anthony Diwani of Bengal (1765)
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