Ch 25: Cultural & Political Developments After WWII

About This Chapter

Learn about the cultural and political developments that occurred after WWII by studying this chapter. You can access these lessons to find out about social, climate and technological changes since 1945.

Cultural & Political Developments After WWII - Chapter Summary

What were the major cultural and political developments that took place after WWII? Use this chapter to find out. You'll be able to study how politics, technology and culture changed on a global scale during this time period. These lessons will help you learn about:

  • Changes in art, culture, society and politics since 1945
  • The European Union and the welfare state
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Feminism
  • Civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Climate change
  • Terrorism and global security
  • Technology and the Global Age
  • Information technology and the economy
  • Global security concerns and organizations that deal with them

You can study the period following World War II through our short video lessons. We also offer transcripts of the lessons to provide you with another way to go over this information. Our historical experts are available to answer any additional questions you might have about important timelines and events of this era.

13 Lessons in Chapter 25: Cultural & Political Developments After WWII
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Social & Political Developments Since 1945

1. Social & Political Developments Since 1945

In this lesson, we examine several social and political developments in the United States and in Western Europe since 1945, from the civil rights movement to the creation of the European Union.

Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

2. Art & Culture Since 1945: Types & Artists

In this lesson, we explore the art and culture of post-World War II Western society, from the fledgling television programming to the disparate directions of 20th-century art.

How the Welfare State Transformed European Life

3. How the Welfare State Transformed European Life

In this lesson, we will learn about the modern welfare state. We will look at the history of European welfare states and highlight their key components.

European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

4. European Union Expansion: Events & Timelines

In this lesson, we briefly explore the piecemeal formation of the EU and discuss the nature of the Union today and its role as the political authority for most of Europe.

Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

5. Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

This lesson will seek to explain the impact of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood on Islam and the world's politics. In doing so, it will highlight the Koran and Sharia law and their influence in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics

6. Feminism: History, Ideology, and Impact in Politics

Feminism was one of the great political and social movements of the 19th and 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about feminism, its ideology, some of its important history and its political impact.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

7. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

The 1950s witnessed a rejuvenation of the civil rights movement. Learn about the transformation of the movement, its important events and the impact it had on the 1960s.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

8. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

9. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

How Technology Impacts Culture in the Global Age

10. How Technology Impacts Culture in the Global Age

In this lesson, you will explore the impacts of modern technology on the development of global culture and discover what this may mean for us. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

11. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Global Security Issues & Concerns

12. Global Security Issues & Concerns

In this lesson, you'll explore both the modern security issues of the global community and the efforts to prevent problems and maintain security. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Organizations Established to Address Global Concerns

13. Organizations Established to Address Global Concerns

In this lesson, you will explore how international organizations have developed to address concerns in an increasingly globalized world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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