About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering contemporary world history material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn world history from 1980 to today. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding major world history events from 1980 to today
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about the globalized world
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra world history learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the globalized world chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the globalized world chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any globalized world question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a contemporary globalized world unit of a standard world history course. Topics covered include:
- The economic programs of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan
- Events leading to the end of Communism
- The end of the Cold War and the Soviet Union
- Overview of the Gulf War
- Nelson Mandela and the end of segregation in South Africa
- Causes of conflict in the Balkans
- The European Union, United Nations and other international organizations
- Culture and technology trends of the 1900s
- Economic growth in China and India
- Global growth of capitalism and free trade
- The War on Terror
- Current world events and trends
1. Reaganomics, Thatcherism & 1980s Economics
In 1979, Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher came to power in the U.K., introducing economic 'Thatcherism' to solve her nation's financial problems. Then, in 1981, Republican President Ronald Reagan and his 'Reaganomics' took power in the U.S.
2. The End of Communism in Eastern Europe: Events and Timeline
In this lesson, we explore the immediate aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, where both political structures and economic models were left in limbo.
3. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline
In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.
4. Causes, Events & Political Figures of the Gulf War
The Gulf War occurred in 1990 and 1991 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. UN, NATO, and United States forces responded by attacking and pushing Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. The war was a decisive victory for American and coalition forces.
5. The End of Apartheid - South Africa in the 1990s
In 1948, South Africa began a system of legal segregation known as apartheid. It took 50 years of protests within South Africa and international pressure to bring the racism to an end.
6. Conflict in the Balkans: Causes & Events
Various conflicts arose when Yugoslavia broke apart in the 1990s, including the Bosnian War. Kosovo also separated from Serbia during this time, adding to the chaos in the Balkan Peninsula.
7. Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends
In this lesson, we explore the growth of international organizations since the 1990s, especially the proliferation of trade deals and the expanding reach of existing organizations like the UN, NATO, and the EU.
8. 1990s Culture and Technology: Events & Trends
In this lesson, we explore the culture and technology of the 1990s, from the cultural issues of Generation X to the creation and spread of the Internet.
9. China and India's Rise to the World Stage
In this lesson, we explore the rapid and recent economic growth of China and India, and what this development means for both countries and the global community in the 21st century.
10. Globalization, Capitalism & Free Trade since 1990
In this lesson, we explore the growth of capitalism and free trade since 1990. We'll also examine the globalization spurred by the removal of tariffs and trade barriers.
11. Rise of Terrorism since 1990: Causes & Major Events
In this lesson, we explore the diverse and dangerous rise of terrorism, specifically that sponsored by Islamic extremism, since 1990, as well as the current terrorist threats posed to the world today.
12. The World at 2014: Events, Issues & Major Trends
In this lesson, we delve into just a few of the many issues, events, and trends facing the world in 2014, from terrorism, to global warming, to geopolitics.
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