May 23, 2012
Protests in Tunisia The Tunisian Revolution was sparked when a Tunisian street vendor set himself on
fire in Dec 2010 when his good were confiscated and he was harassed by officials. This ignited a revolt
against the autocratic leader
May 21, 2012
The stimulus for globalization was the end of the cold war. The aftermath of WW2 led to the Great
Depression. After that countries were willing to do anything to stop that from helping that again. They
promoted free trade, stabl
Genocides persistence and the growth of international human rights politics
May 16, 2012
Genocide means the committed systematic destruction of an ethnic, religious, racial or national group.
Lemkin, Polish lawyer, was the one who come up with the definit
End of the Cold War
May 14, 2012
In China, Mao died in 1976.
Deng Xiaoping came into power after Mao in 1979. He brought the Cultural Revolution to an end and led
China towards a market economy. Political prisoners (educated people) were freed and Maos wi
May 9, 2012
Asian and African struggle for independence in the 20th century is different to that of the Americas in the
18th and early 19th centuries. There were many European settlers in America that affected the way in
which the country w
Emergence of the Cold War (1947-1991)
May 7, 2012
Europe surprisingly managed to recover pretty swiftly after the Second World War. Three reasons caused
this. The first was the resilience of the industrial society in Europe. People had the skills and habi
Genocidal War (1939-1945)
May 2, 2012
After World War I, Germany encountered the harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles There were deep
resentments felt by the Germans about their countrys position in the international arena. World War II
stemmed a lot f
Atlantic Revolutions (American, French, Haitian and Latin American Revolutions)
March 28, 2012
Long 19th century created a new kind of human society called Modern
It was the expansion of the scientific, French and Industrial revolutions that took shape in
March 26, 2012
settler colony Colonies like Australia and New England. King offers financial support and
legal authorization where settlers pay king tax and fees.
plantation colony Colonies used for plantation of crops like sugarcane and cotton
Globalization - May 21st
How has globalization reshaped the world?
-Globalization is the growth of economic and cultural connection around the world that took place since
ww2, especially in the last quarter of the 20th century. Global interaction sped up.
April 30, 2012
In the 19th century, the economy of Europe was very prosperous. But for many it was a troubling system.
The inequality between the rich and the poor was overwhelming. The socialists were created out of this.
The Great War, Apr 25th
World War 1, 1914-1918 (4 years). European civil war.
Why did the war happen?
1. Greater sense of nationalism in Europe. Italy and Germany became nation states in 1870. Eastern
Europe was feeling more nationalistic The Slavs. Serbi
April 16, 2012
By the end of the 19th century, Europe had 90% of Africa. This marked the 2nd wave of Imperialism,
getting natural resources from Empires.
They were successful in their colonization because of the Industrial Revolution m
April 11, 2012
How did nation building shape the globe in the second half of the 19th century?
Victor Emmanuel II, Camillo di Cavour - Victor Emmanuel II was the leader of Sardinia and he had a
great deal of common sense, which was what It
April 9, 2012
What are the different views on how the world should look like in the 19 th century?
Wahhabism In Arabia in the early 18th century, a Muslim theologian named Abd Al-Wahhab created
this movement of practicing a more austere
Reform and Persistence
April 4, 2012
How did African and Eurasian societies respond to the growing Western societies?
Beginning of 19th century, Russia still had no national parliament, no political parties and no elections.
The tsar remained unquestioned
Industrial Revolution (1750 1914)
April 2, 2012
The Industrial Revolution took place between 1750 and 1900. It drew upon the Scientific
Revolution and accompanied the French Revolution to transform European Society and propel
Europe into a position of dom