NATO- (a) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was an essential defensive
organization against Communist aggression and a successful step towards European and
trans-Atlantic co-operation. Shortly after the Berlin Blockade was lifted, NATO was for
Reading for Monday 3/8
Please read pg. 890 (starting at Western Europe)-893 and answer the following:
Who was Mikhail Gorbachev?
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, is a former Soviet statesman, having served as
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the
The Berlin Airlift- In June 1948, the Soviets blocked off all land, rail, and water
routes into West Berlin. As a result, Berlins 2 million residents were no longer able
to import food, coal, and other vital supplies. The Soviets hoped these measures
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization signed in 1949)
Cause: Soviet influence in Eastern Europe & threats against Greece & Turkey. NATO was formed to coordinate the military defenses of
member nations against soviet aggression; aided other countries
Culture, History, Geography and the Present
Why is Haiti Poor? Harkness Discussion
The podcast can be found at: http:/www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201001210900
1) Where are Haiti and the DR located? What do they share in common?
Haiti and the
Read 741-745 and Identify IDs
British East India Company- to control trade between Britain, India and
East Asia, the company soon became embroiled in Indian politics.
Raj- The era of British rule in India. The administration of India was carried
out by a
1. Versailles helped set the stage for later conflicts and wars Vietnam, the
Middle East, Iraq, China, India, Pakistan, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia. Though it
was supposed to bring peace to the world, it basically did exactly the opposite.
Question of the Day
Why did so many African
independence in the 1950s
and 1960s? Were their
experiences similar or
French and British occupy many of the African
Europe in 1914 was on the brink of war. After an assassination, the nations of
Europe were drawn one by one into what would be called World War I.
Triple Alliance- untied Austria, Hungary, and Italy in the late 1800s
Triple Entente- France, Russia, and Gr
The Byzantine Empire (330CE-1453CE)
Cultural, political, and of the religious epicenters of the world.
Constantine is the first emperor
1. converts to Christianity.
2. Rule over religious and civil
3. Edict of Milan legal to practice Christiani
Discontent with the
-poor and middle class - fundcart
Church removed from original spiritual message
-Paying off time in purgatory
-Pope Leo X
-Pride in the place that you live
East Asia and the West Notes
Unequal treaties The Treaty of Nanjing was the first one. These treaties affected
Europan countries at the expense of China. The treaty opened five more ports to the
Western trade. It also gave extraterritoriality to the Briti
What were the reasons for Japanese aggression in East Asia in the 1930s?
Overpopulation, Needed raw materials, Japan was afraid of the United States'
growing power in the region.
Appeasement- The policy of granting concessions to potential enemi
Discussion Questions: India and Pakistan
1. How did WWII lead to the independence movement in India? Who was
Mohandas Gandhi? How did he help/lead in the movement toward independence?
In what year did India officially become independent?
When World War II
1. This view of dialogue fits in with many present day issues because by using
Platos theory we could ideally reach a new level of open communication. But
the only way to move towards this ideal is for everyone to understand the
benefits of it and work to
Reformation Question of the Day:
Who were four of the reformers in the Protestant Reformation?
How did their beliefs differ from the Catholic Church?
Martin Luther Contradicted basic Catholic beliefs, believed that Jesus was the
leader of the Church, not
What was the Great Terror?
1937-1938: The Great Terror. The Great Terror stands out as one of the most brutal
periods of repression under Stalin. It began in July 1937 and ended in November
1938, and was directed at various groups perceived by t
Reading NotesThe Renaissance
Question of the Day:
What ideas formed the foundation of the Italian Renaissance?
- A renewed interest in Classical (Greco-Roman) antiquity, and a rise of
three powerful ideas: Humanism, Individualism, and Secularis
Read p.574-577 and identify the following:
Thoms Hobbes: English philosopher, wrote his views on government in his
1651 book Leviathan. His experience of the violence and upheaval of the
English civil war persuaded him that people were selfish and greedy.
How and why did totalitarianism spread in Europe?
The political and social unrest that followed World War I helped totalitarianism
dictators rise to power in Europe.
Fascism is an authoritarian form of government that places the good of the nat