Liberation Theology Ideological movement that emerged in Latin America in the

Liberation theology ideological movement that emerged

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Liberation TheologyIdeological movement that emerged in Latin America in the 1970s and sought to combine Catholicism with revolutionary socialism. Using Marxism as a way of social analysis and as a program for social change, liberation theology stressed "orthopraxis" over "orthodoxy," or action over belief. Catholic priest would work with the poor to help them create their own self-reliant communities.Franklin Roosevelt The Great Depression in the United States began in 1929 when the American stock market crashed, plunging the country into its most severe economic downturn yet. By 1932, one of the bleakest years of the Great Depression, at least one-quarter of the American workforce was unemployed. When President Franklin Roosevelt took office in 1933, he acted swiftly to try and stabilize the economy and provide jobs andrelief to those who were suffering. Over the next eight years, the government instituted a series of experimental projects and programs, known collectively as the New Deal, which aimed to restore some measure of dignity and prosperity to many Americans. More than that, Roosevelt’s New Deal permanently changed the federal government’s relationship to the U.S. populace.Nazi-Soviet Pact August 23, 1939, guaranteed that the two countries would not attack each other. TheSoviet Union was awarded land, including parts of Poland and the Baltic States; Protected Germany from having to fight a two-front war in the soon-to-begin World War II. The pact was broken when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941.African DecolonizationCame rapidly in the 50s and 60s. Ghana was the first to gain independence in 1957. Kwame Nkrumah took over and wanted to form an African Union. Local tribes did not agree and he was overthrown 1966. This becomes the norm in Africa due to corrupt leaders who encourage constant warfare. Africa does poorly after decolonization; poverty increases, population explodes, and AIDS spreads.WahhabismPost-IndustrializationPrivate fields are more individualized, global, and decentralized. Switching jobs is common, production offshore has led to smaller factories, and less labor is needed tomake goods.DeregulationBaathist Party – Iraq party that gained power in 1958. Freedom, unity, socialism, but communism. Pro-science and women’s rights; modernization. They used oil money for infrastructure, which led to severe recession and war.History Essay NotesThe Industrial Revolution is an ongoing theme of this course. Where and how did theIndustrial Revolution spread and evolve in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries? Be sure to include China, Russia, East Asia, India, and Latin America. How have
Western economies changed over the last few decades? Remember, this essay shouldaddress material since 1914 (the last midterm).

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