Ch 12: Countries & Capitals of the World

About This Chapter

The Countries & Capitals of the World chapter of this Major Events in World History Study Guide course is the most efficient way to familiarize yourself with the world's regions, their history and what characterizes them. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential traits and history of the world's countries and capitals.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the different countries and capitals that make up the world will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the names and traits of the world's nations. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the names and historical details of the world's countries and capitals
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning history or geography (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Countries & Capitals of the World chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Countries & Capitals of the World chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the countries and capitals of the world for a standard history or geography course. Topics covered include:

  • Communist countries in past and present contexts
  • The countries of capitals of Asia and Latin America
  • Developing and developed countries
  • Middle Eastern and North American countries and capitals
  • Democratic countries
  • Caribbean, Nordic and Slavic countries
  • English and French speaking countries
  • Second world countries
  • Countries and capitals of Oceania

18 Lessons in Chapter 12: Countries & Capitals of the World
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Communist Countries: Past & Present

1. Communist Countries: Past & Present

Have you ever wondered how many communist nations exist to this day, and how many there were in the past? This lesson goes over the most prominent communist nations past and present.

Asian Countries & Capitals

2. Asian Countries & Capitals

This lesson will cover the many different countries and capitals of Asia as well as a few other points along the way. Asian countries are defined in this lesson via the UN classification scheme.

Developing Countries: Definition & Examples

3. Developing Countries: Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you the general and technical definitions of a developing country, as well as some factors that may influence whether or not a country is considered to be one.

Developed Countries: Definition & Examples

4. Developed Countries: Definition & Examples

Do you know what a developed country is? This lesson offers a definition and gives a brief overview of the seven major developed countries, as well as other notable developed countries of the world.

What are the Latin American Countries & Capitals?

5. What are the Latin American Countries & Capitals?

Do you know where Latin America is located? It's actually comprised of several distinct regions. This lesson explains that as well as the countries and capitals of Latin America.

Middle East Countries & Capitals

6. Middle East Countries & Capitals

Have you ever wanted to visit the Middle East? Not sure of where to go? This lesson goes over the countries and capitals of the Middle East, as well as some interesting facts about them.

English Speaking Countries

7. English Speaking Countries

Did you know many nations other than the obvious ones, like England and the USA, speak English? This lesson goes over the countries where English is an official language.

Democratic Countries in the World

8. Democratic Countries in the World

Do you know what a democratic country is? Can you name some examples of truly democratic countries? This lesson explores many different democratic counties and a few of the characteristics that make them unique.

North American Countries & Capitals

9. North American Countries & Capitals

Where do you live? If you live on the world's third largest continent, then you are located in North America! Find out the names and capitals of this continent's countries and capitals in this lesson.

Caribbean Countries & Capitals

10. Caribbean Countries & Capitals

Do you know where the Caribbean is or what its many nations are called? What about their capitals? After this lesson, you should be able to answer all of these questions!

French Speaking Countries

11. French Speaking Countries

Can you name a few French speaking countries? If not, don't worry. This lesson will go over the many countries where French is an official language, as well as explore a bit about each one of them.

What Is a Second World Country?

12. What Is a Second World Country?

Have you ever heard of the term Second World country? It can actually refer to more than one thing. This lesson explains its historic and modern usage.

Nordic Countries: Definition & Map

13. Nordic Countries: Definition & Map

Do you know what Norden means? What countries are found here? What kind of people live in each area, what languages they speak, and what religions they follow? This lesson gives you a primer on the Nordic countries and its people.

Slavic Countries

14. Slavic Countries

Where are the Slavic countries? Which major ones no longer exist? Which ones still do? This lesson will describe the groupings, names, capitals, languages, and major religions of the Slavic countries.

Oceania Countries & Capitals

15. Oceania Countries & Capitals

Oceania is a land composed of a continent, thousands of islands, a country with no capital, and the only Pacific monarchy. Read about these and other intriguing tidbits as you learn the names of the capitals and countries of Oceania.

Australian Flag Facts: Meaning & History

16. Australian Flag Facts: Meaning & History

In this lesson you will learn about the flag of Australia. First you'll learn a little about its history and how the flag was chosen, and then you will learn about the current debate over whether the flag should be changed.

Major Cities in Canada: Population & Facts

17. Major Cities in Canada: Population & Facts

Canada is home to around 35 million people, but where do they all live? In this lesson, we're going to explore some of Canada's major cities, and see how they uniquely tell us something about Canadian geography.

Capitalist Countries: Definition & List

18. Capitalist Countries: Definition & List

Capitalism is a powerful ideology in the world today. In this lesson, we're going to explore some of the major capitalist countries and see how they each define this concept.

Chapter Practice Exam
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