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  • China
    By: Jessica Bird

    Number one populated country

    Natural Resources
    Coal, iron ore, petroleum, natural gas, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium, hydropower potential (World?s largest)

  • Chapter?31: Societies at Crossroads
    Chapter Outline
    Introduction: Ottoman empire, Russia, China, and Japan
    Common problems
    Military weakness, vulnerability to foreign threats
    Internal weakness due to?economic problems, financial difficulties, and corruption
    Reform efforts

  • Chapter?30: The Americas in the Age of Independence
    Chapter Outline
    The building of American states
    The United States: westward expansion and civil war
    By 1820s all adult white men could vote and hold office
    Rapid westward expansion after the revolution

  • Chapter?28: Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
    Chapter Outline
    Popular sovereignty and political upheaval
    Enlightened and revolutionary ideas
    Popular sovereignty: relocating sovereignty in the people
    Traditionally monarchs claimed a "divine right" to rule

  • Chapter?32: The Building of Global Empires
    Chapter Outline
    Foundations of empire
    Motives of imperialism
    Modern imperialism
    Refers to domination of industrialized countries over subject lands
    Domination achieved through trade, investment, and business activities
    Two types of modern colonialism

  • Chapter?38: A World without Borders
    Chapter Outline
    The End of the Cold War
    Revolutions in Eastern and Central Europe
    Poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary
    Velvet and violent revolutions
    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    The collapse of the Soviet Union
    Gorbachev's reforms

  • Chapter?33: The Great War: The World in Upheaval
    Chapter Outline
    The drift toward war
    Nationalist aspirations
    Nationalism spread by the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars
    Self-determination suggested that eachethnic group?had a right to a sovereign state
    Concept was ignored or opposed by dynastic powers

  • Chapter?35: Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
    Chapter Outline
    Asian Paths to Autonomy
    India's quest for?home rule
    Indian National Congress and Muslim League
    After WWI, both organizations dedicated to achieving independence

  • Chapter?34: An Age of Anxiety
    Chapter Outline
    Probing cultural frontiers
    Postwar pessimism
    The "lost generation"
    Term used to describe pessimism of U.S. and European thinkers after the war
    Postwar poetry and fiction reflected disillusionment with western culture
    Scholars--Oswald Spengler, Arnold Toynbee--lamented decline of the west

  • Chapter?36: New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War
    Chapter Outline
    Origins of World War II
    Japan's war in China
    Global conflict began with Japanese invasion of Manchuria, 1931
    League of Nations?condemned action; Japan simply withdrew from league
    1937, Japan launched full-scale invasion of China

  • Chapter?37: The End of Empire
    Chapter Outline
    Independence in Asia
    India's "vivisection": partitioned independence
    Indian self-rule
    British finally willing to consider independence after WWII
    Muslim separatism grew; feared domination by Hindus
    Muslim League called a Day of?Direct Action?in 1946; rioting left six thousand dead

  • The Islamic Empires Chapter 28

  • Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
    Cool story

  • Chapter 26: Africa and the atlantic World:

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