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1914-Present. Review. The Big Thematic picture. Theme 1- Interaction between humans and the environment Theme 2 Development and interaction of cultures Theme 3 State-building, expansion, and conflict Theme 4 Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems

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the big thematic picture
The Big Thematic picture
  • Theme 1- Interaction between humans and the environment
  • Theme 2 Development and interaction of cultures
  • Theme 3 State-building, expansion, and conflict
  • Theme 4 Creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems
  • Theme 5- Development and transformation of social structures
three things to remember
Three Things to Remember
  • Population increased rapidly as has movement of people.
  • Traditional social and gender structures have been challenged during this time period- whether through political movements like communism or social movements like the suffrage movement.
  • Women gained the right to vote in most parts of the world. New medical innovations have given women control over their reproductive system like never before. Through dolls like the Barbie, women continue to be objectified, however.
three more things to remember
Three more things to Remember
  • The world has become more and more integrated due to improved communication and transportation technology. Global commerce is the norm. Fundamental religious movements have arisen because of the unease this new fast-paced connected world has fostered.
  • Rise of the Nation-state in all areas of the world. As minority ethnic groups seek to assert their rights, conflicts arise within these states
  • International organizations define the new-world order.
the bookends
The Bookends
  • 1914- outbreak of WWI
  • Weakening of European imperial system
  • Rise of communism with Russian Revolution of 1917
details world conflict
Details- World conflict
  • World War I
  • Great Depression
  • Fascism and totalitarian states
  • World War II
  • Cold War
  • Nationalist movements-Israel, Palestine, Sub-Saharan Africa, Vietnam
  • Revolutions- Russia, China, Mexico, Iran
details demography and the environment
Details- Demography and the Environment
  • Rapid population growth
  • Increased rapidity of Migration.
  • Global diseases- AIDS, SARS, bird flu
  • Rapid Urbanization, especially in the less developed countries
  • Global warming as a result of industrialization
  • Agricultural innovations- Green Revolution and GM foods
details social changes
Details- Social changes
  • Changing roles of women in the west- birth control, feminism, women in the workforce.
  • Women involved in revolutions and seen as legally “equal” to men.
  • Conflict between “western” concept of women and traditional concept.
    • Barbie vs. Sara
details cultural and intellectual expressions
Details- Cultural and Intellectual expressions
  • African and Asian influences of European art.
  • Western intellectual thought- especially science and the enlightenment- were highly influential to Asian and African areas.
  • Traditional religious teachings continue to be influential and often form the backbone to anti-imperial activities.
details changing roles of states
Details- Changing roles of States
  • Enlightenment said that the government was needed to be responsive to the people (at least to males with property)
  • Some new nation states experimented with democratic ideals (U.S. France, Britain)
  • Land-based empires (coercive tribute states) continued to enforce absolute rule and resisted enlightenment ideas.
  • Latin America co-opted the ideas, but usually just as justification for maintaining Creole power.
details internationalization of culture
Details: Internationalization of Culture
  • International organizations
    • OPEC
    • GATT
    • WTO
  • Multinational companies
    • Microsoft
    • Alcatel
    • BP
  • Rock and Roll, Jeans
changes and continuities
Changes and Continuities
  • Change: Nationalism
  • Change: Democracy
  • Change: Rapid Communication
  • Change: Women improved politically and economically
  • Change: Increased industrialization
  • Continuity: Women continue in traditional roles
  • Continuity: Peripheral states continue with subsistence and agricultural economies
  • Continuity: Unrepresentative governments prevalent
want to know more
Want to Know more?
  • Princeton Review: Cracking the World History AP test
  • Kaplan: AP World History

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