Ch 19: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 18: The Colonies Become New Nations (1945-Present)

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The Colonies Become New Nations chapter of this McDougal Littell Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential world history lessons on new nations formed between 1945 and present day. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Colonies Become New Nations textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Muslim and Hindu conflict in India
  • Southeast Asian independence movements
  • Post-World War II decolonization of Africa
  • Effects of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948
  • Causes and impact of the 1973-1993 Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Causes of the Soviet war in Afghanistan

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6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 18: The Colonies Become New Nations (1945-Present)
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Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan

1. Muslim and Hindu Conflict in India and the Partition of India and Pakistan

In this lesson, we will learn about religious tensions in India and the partition of India and Pakistan following British rule. We will see what led to these developments, and we will explore their context.

Independence Movements in Southeast Asia

2. Independence Movements in Southeast Asia

Let's take a look at some of the independence movements that swept through Southeast Asia after World War II. Their long roads to independence still have implications on the nations they created in the present day.

Changes in Africa After World War II

3. Changes in Africa After World War II

In this lesson, we will examine changes in Africa following World War II. We will discover what factors led to decolonization in the wake of World War II, and we will highlight the central themes surrounding African independence movements.

Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

4. Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948

For centuries, the population of the land known today as Israel barely changed. But in the late 1800s, waves of immigrants poured in, fighting for the right to control the territory. The modern state of Israel was created in 1948.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 1973-1993

5. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: 1973-1993

After a failed 1973 attempt to reclaim land won by Israel in the Six-Day War, independent groups, such as the PLO, Fatah and Hezbollah, have promoted Palestinian goals. The first Intifada in the West Bank and Gaza was ended by the Oslo Accords.

The Soviet War in Afghanistan: Causes & Timeline

6. The Soviet War in Afghanistan: Causes & Timeline

The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 and sparked a ten-year conflict lasting until 1989. Learn more about the background of the conflict, the belligerents, the military strategy, and the overall results in this lesson.

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