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Leftovers. Because time flies when you’re having fun…. New modes of communication and transportation virtually eliminated the problem of geographic distance Ex. High-speed railcars can move at 350mph Ex. Commercial jets reach speeds of 593mph

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Leftovers

Leftovers

Because time flies when you’re having fun…


Transportation and communication

  • New modes of communication and transportation virtually eliminated the problem of geographic distance

    • Ex. High-speed railcars can move at 350mph

    • Ex. Commercial jets reach speeds of 593mph

    • Ex. The world's effective capacity to exchange information through two-way telecommunication networks was 65 exabytesin 2007. This is the informational equivalent 6 entire newspapers per person per day.

Transportation and Communication


The green revolution

The Green Revolution


Medical innovations

Medical Innovations


Energy technologies

Energy Technologies


Birth control

Birth Control


The end of the cold war

  • The dissolution of the Soviet Union effectively ended the Cold War

    • By 1980, non-communist movements began in Eastern Europe

      • Ex. Solidarity in Poland

    • Soviet power began to decline

      • Lagged behind technologically

      • Unhappy citizenry

      • Large, expensive government

      • War in surrounding regions (Afghanistan) was expensive & unpopular

    • 1989, Berlin Wall was dismantled & Germany was reunified

The End of the Cold War


The end of the cold war1

  • In Russia, Cold WarMikhail Gorbachev enacted reforms to improve moral

    • Ex. glasnost, perestroika, etc.

  • 1990, Radical communists failed to overthrow Gorbachev

  • 1991, USSR was disbanded & Boris Yeltsin took control of Russia

The End of the Cold War


Antiwar activists

Antiwar Activists


Governments guiding economic life

Governments Guiding Economic Life


Transnational movements

Transnational Movements


Global trade

Global Trade



Declaration on the elimination of discrimination against women

“Any worlddistinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”

Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women


Race in the 20 th century

Race in the 20th Century


New forms of spirituality

  • Believers developed new forms of spirituality the formation of new cultural identities and exclusionary reactions

    • Scientology

      • Believe one should recall traumatic events from their past to free themselves from their limiting effects

      • Members often have to spend a great deal of money to work with spiritual advisors

      • Controversial opponents of psychiatry

New Forms of Spirituality