Ch 16: Revolution & Nationalism in Asia

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about the forces of revolution and nationalism among selected Asian nations. The self-assessment quizzes following each lesson can help you measure your progress.

Revolution & Nationalism in Asia- Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this series of brief and engaging video lessons led by a qualified instructor, you'll learn why some areas in Asia were primed for revolution and nationalism in the early 20th century. From major powers like Russia and China, to smaller countries like Indonesia and Vietnam, you'll see what kind of economic, political, and social factors laid the groundwork for this kind of internal conflict. You'll also get an overview of the after-effects of revolution and nationalism - for example, you'll learn about Stalin's purges. Through these lessons, you'll learn things like:

  • Why the Russian Revolution was successful in terms of overthrowing the tsar
  • How Stalin kept power in the U.S.S.R.
  • What made Imperial China vulnerable
  • How decolonization and nationalism set the stage for revolution in Southeast Asia

Video Objective
The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects Understand the roots of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath.
The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation Describe the unification of the U.S.S.R., and the role of communism.
The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies Discuss life in the U.S.S.R. under Stalin and the policies that supported his rule.
The Collapse of Imperial China Explain the causes of failure in Imperial China and the changes that followed.
Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan Discuss the relationship among decolonization and nationalism in certain Asian countries.

5 Lessons in Chapter 16: Revolution & Nationalism in Asia
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

1. The Russian Revolution: Timeline, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we will examine the Russian Revolution. We will see what events led to the revolution, and we'll learn how the revolution impacted Russia's involvement in World War I.

The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

2. The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

In this lesson, we will learn about the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union. We will learn what events brought about the emergence of the Soviet Union, and how it has impacted the course of world history.

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.

The Collapse of Imperial China

4. The Collapse of Imperial China

The Qing Dynasty was the last of the imperial dynasties to rule China, and largely fell due to the work of outside powers. From an over-dependence on old ways to a failed war on drugs, the Qing suffered greatly during their last years.

Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan

5. Decolonization and Nationalism in Indonesia, Vietnam, India & Pakistan

In this lesson, we explore the nature of nationalism in the colonial world and its various manifestations in South and Southeast Asia during the second half of the 20th century.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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