Ch 49: Asia After 1945 - MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on the historical details of Asia After 1945 that you can expect to encounter on the MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy exam. Using this chapter as a guide can help you be ready for any related question that comes up on the exam.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Asia After 1945 - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over significant developments of life in Asia post-1945, covering all the related information you'll need to know when taking the exam. The video lessons in this chapter will provide you with an effective and simple-to-follow review of the following:

  • An overview of Asia from 1945 to the present
  • The history of communism in China
  • India's independence and division into two states
  • Life in modern Japan and the Pacific

Depending on your learning preference, you can choose to review the lesson material through a video or a transcript. Both options include ways that you can navigate through important points, with the videos including a timeline feature allowing for quick-jumps and transcripts littered with key terms highlighted in bold.

MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy: Asia After 1945 Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Political Science/Political Philosophy test is designed to measure your understanding of the field in comparison to the level necessary for a baccalaureate major according to Massachusetts standards. Massachusetts uses the test to determine competency to teach the subject.

The test is composed of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response items that you'll have up to four hours to answer. The questions are divided into six distinct subtests. The content covered in this chapter will make up a portion of history subtest, which as a whole will count for 20% of your total score. You can use this chapter to prepare for the questions on the subtest dealing with the developments of Asian civilizations from 1945 to the present.

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