Outline - Monday
Why did war break out?
Why was the war so long and destructive?
o The four phases of the war:
1. War of Illusions
4. Revolution and Peace
Outline - Wednesday
1. How and why did the US step on to the world stage
A group of individuals or organizations that share a common objective and
take actions to influence the policy process to favor that outcome.
Examples: trade-based, defense-related, ethnic groups, single-issue groups,
even government age
Causes of the Great Depression?
very uneven distribution of income in 1920, with workers and farmers
sharing less in the prosperity
thereby reducing consumer purchasing power, forcing industries like auto
and construction to reduce production
The Cold War in the 1950s, abroad and at home (see reading in Levine this
The Space Race
From Ike to JFK
Wednesday outline, and key questions for readings:
How did Kennedy face the challenge of leading the nation in t
The Korean War and NSC-68
The Korean invasion suddenly validated even the most extreme of NSC-68's
conclusions. In particular, it confirmed four points.
First, it confirmed that notion that all interests had become equally vital.
Second, it confirmed N
Review Guide for the Mid-term Exam
IR 101, International Relations
University of Southern California
The topics covered on the exam will come from this review guide. The exam will include
multiple choice, short answers (1 3 sentences), and short