Ch 15: NYSTCE Social Studies: World Politics in the 20th Century

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Look over this chapter to learn about world politics throughout the 20th century. These lessons will present you with the information necessary to answer history questions on the NYSTCE Social Studies exam about pertinent world developments.

NYSTCE Social Studies: World Politics in the 20th Century - Chapter Summary

This chapter can aid you in your studies for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam by reviewing information about the politics throughout the world in the 20th century. Topics that will be covered in these lessons include:

  • Globalization
  • Developments in western European and American society, politics, religion, and philosophy since 1945
  • Post-WWII advancements in science and technology
  • Art and culture in the western world following World War II
  • Issues in safety, society, and the environment in the 21st century

These lessons present you with information in the creative format of brief videos, but also as full transcriptions that highlight key terminology. After you review the lessons, make sure you take the short self-assessments to gauge how well you understand the content with which you've been presented.

11 Lessons in Chapter 15: NYSTCE Social Studies: World Politics in the 20th Century
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Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

1. Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan

In this lesson, we will learn about the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. We will examine the conditions in postwar Europe that resulted in these events, and we will understand why they are important.

Post-war Great Britain: Reforms, Industry & Economy

2. Post-war Great Britain: Reforms, Industry & Economy

In this lesson, we explore the political developments in Great Britain after World War II and the development of the British welfare state under the direction of the Labour Party and Clement Attlee.

Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

3. Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and varied experience of decolonization in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after World War II when Western Europe began to withdraw its claims to far away territory and colonies.

How the Welfare State Transformed European Life

4. 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.

Iranian Revolutions of the 20th Century

5. Iranian Revolutions of the 20th Century

The 20th century was a time of great conflict and change in Iran. This lesson will examine the revolutions of the time period as well as their impact on the Iranian people and the world.

The History of Communism in China

6. The History of Communism in China

In this lesson, you will explore the history of communism in China and discover how it has influenced China since 1945. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

7. The Korean War: Causes, Effects and The United Nations

In this lesson, we will examine the Korean War. We will explore the events leading up to the war, some of its most important battles, and also highlight the key themes associated with it.

The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

8. The Vietnam War: Causes, Conflicts & Effects

The Vietnam War was the longest and most polarizing conflict in the history of the United States. Learn about the causes of the war as well as its effects on the United States.

The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

9. The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events

The period of distrust between the Soviet Union and United States was known as the Cold War. Learn about the origins of the era, essential events and the shaping of the national security state.

The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War Politics

10. The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War Politics

In this lesson, we will examine the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union that took place throughout the post-war era. We will learn why this arms race took place, and we will highlight key developments associated with it.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

11. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.

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