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Per. VI: 1900-1995. Key Concept #1 Advancement of Science New technologies transportation c ommunication. Advancement of Science. Deeper scientific understanding Einstein – theory of relativity l ater: Quantum mechanics Big B ang theory. The Green Revolution (after WWII).

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per vi 1900 1995

Per. VI: 1900-1995

Key Concept #1

Advancement of Science

New technologies

transportation

communication

advancement of science
Advancement of Science

Deeper scientific understanding

  • Einstein – theory of relativity

later:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Big Bang theory
the green revolution after wwii
The Green Revolution (after WWII)
  • Industrialization of food
    • New plant species
      • through genetics
        • Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    • More food produced
      • through chemicals
        • DDT
energy technologies
Energy technologies

Oil & Nuclear power

  • Increased productivity & production
  • Exploitation of environment
    • Global warming
    • Water pollution
    • Air pollution
    • Deforestation
    • Desertification
disease demographic change
Disease & Demographic Change

Diseases of poverty persist

  • Guinea worm
  • Malaria
  • Cholera

New epidemics emerge

  • Spanish Flu: 1917-18
  • AIDS
  • SARS
  • Malaria, Ebola, Dengue, Chicangunya
disease demographic change1
Disease & Demographic Change

Lifestyle diseases:

  • Diabetes, Type II
  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Drug abuse

Lifestyle changes:

  • Birth control
  • Artificial procreation
  • Longevity
advanced military technologies
Advanced military technologies

New technologies:

  • Tanks, planes, machine guns, poison gas
  • Firebombings, nuclear weapons

Wartime casualties

  • Rape of Nanjing
  • Firebombing of Dresden
  • Atomic bomb on Hiroshima
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Per. VI: 1900-1995

Key Concept #2:

  • Global Conflicts
    • By 1900, global political order existed
      • European dominated
    • Empires decline
      • Ottoman, Russian, Qing
    • Colonies negotiate independence
      • India
global conflicts
Global Conflicts

Anti-imperialism emerges

  • Nationalist leaders in Asia & Africa
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Mohandas Gandhi
  • Regional/ethnic movements
    • independent Pakistan
    • state of Israel
  • Land re-distribution movements
    • rise of communism
demographic changes
Demographic Changes

Population resettlements:

  • India/Pakistan
  • division of Middle East (former Ottoman Empire)
  • migrations to colonial metropoles
  • ethnic violence
  • refugees
world wars i ii
World Wars I & II

Sources of Global Conflict:

  • Competition for resources
  • Power rivalries
  • Imperialism
  • Nationalism
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Economic crises
cold war after wwii
Cold War – after WWII

Rapid shift to USA vs. USSR

  • Superpowers
  • Ideological struggle
  • Capitalism vs. Communism
  • New military alliances
  • NATO, Warsaw Pact
  • Proxy wars (Latin America, Africa, & Asia)