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Title: A New World Order

A New World Order
  • An Overview of the World from 1945-1990

Key Ideas
  • Cold War
  • Were there any Cold War conflicts in this area?
    Why are they important?
  • Decolonization and Nationalism
  • How did this area gain independence from Europe?
    What was their new relationship with the West?
  • Globalization
  • To what extent did this area participate in the
    global economy? What cultural impact did this
    have on them and the groups they interacted with?

Key Terms
  • Third World
  • US and allies 1st World
  • Soviet Union and allies 2nd World
  • Non-industrialized poor countries 3rd World
  • Non-aligned nations
  • Countries remaining specifically neutral during
    Cold War
  • Led by India
  • Neo-colonialism
  • Refers to economic dominance and other influence
    Western nations hold over former colonies

  • Cold War
  • Iron Curtain Europe divided between democratic
    and capitalist West and communist and socialist
  • Rise of the Welfare State
  • Western Europe develops programs designed to care
    for citizens from cradle the grave
  • Soviet Empire
  • Eastern Europe essentially controlled by Soviet
    Union, struggles economically
  • Key Terms
  • Eastern bloc, Warsaw Pact, Berlin Wall,
    Postmodernism, Solidarity, EU

North America
  • Cold War
  • Containment US determined to stop the spread of
    Communism anywhere
  • American Century
  • Political, military and economic dominance of the
    US in the postwar world
  • Key Terms
  • Yalta Conference, Potsdam, Marshall Plan, NATO,
    Arms Race, Space Race, feminism

East Asia
  • Cold War
  • Red China Taiwan
  • Korean War
  • Asian Tigers
  • Japan and others develop powerful economies based
    on exports to the West
  • Key Terms
  • ROK, PDRK, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, Hong Kong,
    Hyundai, Great Leap Forward, Pragmatists, Zhou
    Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, Cultural Revolution, Red
    Guard, Tiananmen Square

Southeast Asia
  • Cold War
  • Vietnam War
  • Organization of SE Asian states to promote
    economic growth
  • Key Terms
  • Ho Chi Minh, Viet Minh, Dien Bien Phu, Ngo Dinh
    Diem, Viet Cong, Fall of Saigon, Pol Pot, Pacific
    Rim, Marcos, Corazon Aquino

South Asia
  • Partition of Subcontinent
  • Violence erupts when India is divided into mostly
    Hindu and Muslim countries, and leaves long term
    political issues
  • Modernization
  • Social and economic issues of the rise of modern
  • Key Terms
  • Congress Party, Nehru, Muslim League, Jinnah,
    Kashmir, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Butto, Green
    Revolution, Bollywood

Middle East
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Arab-Israeli Wars
  • Israeli Diplomacy
  • Arab and Islamic Nationalism
  • Competition between secular and religious
  • Oil Kingdoms
  • Economic and cultural implications of industrial
    worlds oil dependence
  • Key Terms
  • Oil Embargo, Pan-Arabism, Nasser, Muslim
    Brotherhood, Sadat, Mubarak, Iranian Revolution,
    Ayatollah, Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein

Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Decolonization
  • Tactics of nationalist movements
  • Successes and problems of independence
  • Key Terms
  • Nkrumah, Kenyatta, KAU, FLN, Senghor, Apartheid,
    ANC, Mandela, AIDS

Latin America
  • Challenges of Democracy
  • Frequent devolutions into single party rule or
  • Cold War
  • Cuban Revolution
  • Iran-Contra Affair
  • Key Terms
  • Banana republics, Perons, PRI, Che, Fidel Castro,
    Cuban Missile Crisis, Alliance for Progress,
    liberation theology, Sandinistas

Coach Lerchs Final Thoughts
  • You are now on your own. I have given you an
    outline of chapters 31-34. You will now need to
    read it and fill in the blanks for yourself
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