Ch 14: Global Transformations in the Early 20th Century

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to discover the transformative events that affected countries around the globe in the early 20th century. Check your understanding of the chapter's topics by taking a quiz after each lesson.

Global Transformations in the Early 20th Century - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The 20th century was a period of tremendous change and turmoil that forever impacted countries around the world. The two world wars may immediately spring to mind when thinking about the 1900s, but there were actually multiple influential events that occurred or began in the years leading up to the start of World War I in 1914. In this chapter, you will learn about economic, political and social changes that transformed Asia and Mexico in the early 20th century. By studying the lessons, you'll learn pertinent details about topics like:

  • How Western countries influenced Chinese foreign trade
  • What caused the decline of China's Qing Dynasty
  • How revolution impacted Chinese society
  • What led to Japan's westernization during the Meiji Era
  • What caused the Mexican Revolution to take place

VideoObjective
Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign TradeDiscover how Chinese foreign trade was opened up due to Western pressure.
The Fall of China's Qing DynastyLearn about the internal issues and external pressures that led to the Qing Dynasty's decline in China.
Revolution & Transition in ChinaExplore the role of leader Sun Yat-sen in China's revolution and the effects of his reforms.
The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era: History & QuizExamine the causes and effects of Japan's westernization in the Meiji Era.
The Mexican Revolution: Causes & Initial EventsTake a look at the inequalities in Mexican society that contributed to the country's revolution.
The Mexican Revolution: Aftermath & EffectsExplore the repercussions of the Mexican Revolution and how the event changed the country.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Global Transformations in the Early 20th Century
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Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign Trade

1. Western Pressures on Chinese Foreign Trade

In this lesson, we will look at Western pressure on Chinese foreign trade. We will see how the European powers, most notably Great Britain, bullied China into trade. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the Open Door Policy.

The Fall of China's Qing Dynasty

2. The Fall of China's Qing Dynasty

In this lesson, we will learn about the fall of the Qing dynasty. We will explore the factors that led to its collapse, and highlight key events and developments.

Revolution & Transition in China

3. Revolution & Transition in China

China's growth has been one of the most impressive economic feats of the past 100 years, but did you know that it really all got started with the end of the Qing dynasty? This lesson explains how, as well as the role of Sun Yat-sen.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

4. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

The Mexican Revolution: Causes & Initial Events

5. The Mexican Revolution: Causes & Initial Events

The Mexican Revolution started in response to the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. In this video, we look at the causes of the Revolution, and then explore the initial events that led to the removal of Diaz.

The Mexican Revolution: Aftermath & Effects

6. The Mexican Revolution: Aftermath & Effects

In this video, we examine the civil war that broke out in Mexico after Porfirio Diaz was removed from power as the various parties competed with each other for power. A quiz will follow.

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