Ch 19: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: World History 1871-Present

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The lessons in this chapter were assembled with the intent of helping you with your preparation for taking the Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Social Science Multi-Content test. The topic under discussion here is world history from 1871 to the present time.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: World History 1871-Present - Chapter Summary

These lessons contain short videos that discuss key events that helped shape the world since 1871 and will act as a brush up for you before the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content exam. After completing these lessons you will be better able to answer test questions on such lesson topics as:

  • An overview of globalization and politics
  • Major changes in 19th century world economy and their impact
  • Stalin's Soviet Union, 5-year plans, purges and policies
  • The Iron Curtain, post-WWII Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
  • The Berlin Conference and the purpose of colonizing Africa
  • A summary of the unification of Italy and the unification of Germany
  • An examination of the Boxer rebellion in China
  • The decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

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9 Lessons in Chapter 19: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: World History 1871-Present
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Globalization & Politics

1. Globalization & Politics

The term 'globalization' gets tossed about quite a lot, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what globalization is and how it can affect states and their citizens. We'll also discuss the North-South gap. A quiz follows.

The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

2. The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact

During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn about the important factors that contributed to this system.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

3. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

4. Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain

In this lesson, we will learn about some of the dynamic events that followed World War II in Eastern Europe. We will explore the descent of the Iron Curtain, and learn about the formation of the Eastern Bloc states.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

5. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

6. The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

In this lesson, we explore the piecemeal unification of Italy which took place in the 19th century. Created in part by the brilliant statesmen Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italy as we know it did not fully take shape until 1870.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

7. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

8. Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

In the last years of the nineteenth century a number of secret societies throughout China took it upon themselves to battle the superior forces of Europe, Japan and the United States. Armed with martial arts skills, members of the Boxer Rebellion brought China into a defining conflict in world history.

The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

9. The Decline of Confucianism and the Republic of China

This lesson will focus on the decline of Confucianism within the Republic of China. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of Jen and filial piety. It will also explore the role of and the influence of the Three Principles of the People.

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