Before the earthquake in January 2010 was the poorest country in the Western
There were 4 out of 5 people living in poverty.
Ongoing environmental problems as well including: deforestation and over-farming.
Driven up food prices and was
HIST 1700- Lecture- November 29, 2012
(Most of everything that will be used, most notes will be on the chalk board)
Going to explore the idea of the crime of residential schools, along with the impact that it
had and continues to have
HIST 1700- February 28, 2013- Lecture
Exam- Thursday April 18th- roughly same formatting as last exam. SC 137
Slavery and Freedom in Haiti
In 1751 a series of earthquakes which spanned over two week devastated the colony.
Following the quakes would be a t
HIST 1700- November 15, 2012- Lecture
Friday December 7th, 9am
Location- Science Complex (SC 137)
Open book, 2 hours- can bring repro text book, along with notes from class
The exam will be made up of 2 essay questions- there will be choic
HIST 1700- January 31, 2013- Lecture
The Cold War
1. The Start of the Cold War
3. Cold War Culture in North America
4. The Cuban Missile Crisis
From the end of the Second World War, the world seemed to be divided, the west and
HIST 1700- January 10, 2013- Lecture
Argentina- From Dictatorship to War (and then what?)
The war lasted over two months, Argentina vs. Britain- over the Falkland Islands (1982)
In Argentina, one of the cultural roles that the war had played was that it h
HIST 1700- November 1st, 2012 Lecture Notes
The Russian Revolution
What images does the Russian Revolution come up when thinking about it?
The Significance of 1917
The Bolsheviks came to power, promising a whole new world, and whole new universe.
HIST 1700- March 7, 2013- Lecture
From Slavery to Freedom? A Brief History of Race Relations in the American South
Escaped from plantation in 1863- during the civil war (1861-1865)
Travelled 80 miles: ended up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where
HIST 1700- March 21, 2013- Lecture
Islamists and the War on Terror: Islam in the Modern Middle East
September 11th, 2001
2600 dead at the world trade centre, 125 Pentagon and 256 died on the planes.
The United States was attacked at the Pentagon, being th
Explaining the Khmer Rouge
Communism- gave them hope, gave them a light at the end of a dark tunnel. Communist
society is that is classless and free from exploitation. People cooperate together without
the leadership of the governme
Israelis and Palestinians
Terrorist attacks, suicide bombings common
What causes the conflict?
Religion: between Muslims and Jews, many Christians amongst the Palestinians to.
Real Estate: ownership and control of land in which two parties both claim titl
The Battle for Stalingrad was a true test of Russian and German vitality as it pitted them
against one another in one of the most ruthless battles in World War II. First, the failure at
Stalingrad for the Germans proved to the rest of the Allies that the
THE ROAD TO HIROSHIMA
300,400 000 total population, 50,000 military troops
Light manufacturing not artillerary or war effort material
Place for embarkation for Japanese troops because on the coast.
August 45 no navy left fleet des
Vietnamese-Cambodian war , 1978-9
Vietnamese and Cambodian communists=allies since 1951
1973: US withdrawl from South Vietnam : sighned treaty
This angred the Khmer Rouge.
April 30, 1975: Vietnamese communists won the war in Vietnam
Tension that happend i
The Legacy of Genocide in Rwanda
A new government
Paul Kagame- took the role as defense minister and president.
Pasteur Bizimungu- first post president of Rwanda, Tutsi identity, charged of
drumming up ethnic hate.
RPF: had a lock on political power
The Cambodian Revolution
Siam old name of Thailand. There was an invasion of Siam and sacked Angkor Wat. After
invasion overpowered by siam on one side and Vietnam on the other side. Angkor was
sdestroyed and new capital was created called Udong. Cambodia
Power and violence in colonial and post colonial Rwanda
History after independence: went from elites to the scapegoat in the post colonial Rwanda.
Used as an excuse for the governments own corruption.
Rwanda under colonial rule:
German and Belgian periods
Genocide in Rwanda
6 april 1994 and the 100 days of terror
Mass killings identified as Tutsiroadblocks were set upmilitias, and police checked cards to
identify Tutsi, Hutu, Twathose identified as Tutsi were killed just because of their identity or
HIST 1700- January 24, 2013- Lecture
The Coup that Everybody Expected- 1976
After 1976, Argentina was still under military governments
Though there was the election of two democratic governments, they were not in
the sense which we would associate with
The American bombing run destroyed much of Hiroshima and was the bomb that ended
the Second World War with Japan. The Americans set out to cause great destruction with the
bomb that would prove that the United States had weapons of mass destruction and we
The balance of terror
1945-52 soviet weapon got hands on own nuke.led to hydrogen bomb. led to Cuban missile
The soviet bomb: 1948 harry Truman meeting with oppenhiemer ( manhattan project)not good
friendstruman asked how
Israelis and Palestines: The Wounds of Peace.
Oslo Talks: April 1993
First official encounter between Israel and the PLO.
For more than a century both sides denied the others right to live.
After thousands of hours of negotiations hammered out a answer
Argentina- from Dictatorship to War
Argentine seizes the Falkland island.
British response was thoughtful and quick however they decided to take back the islands
Most of the time between the attack is taken up with organizing forces and sending them
Anne frank: family hid in Amsterdam in fathers business office 1942-44
Death in Bergen Belson, march 1945
Holocaust = the burnt offering or shoah=catastrophegenocide of jews, gyspies, gay men, the
handicapped both adults and children wi