Ch 15: The Post-Cold War World

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Included in this chapter are lessons that will teach you about the Post-Cold War world. Each of these lessons will go over recent history with regard to politics, economics and science.

The Post-Cold War World - Chapter Summary

Even though we currently live in the Post-Cold War era in world history, one still needs to understand the history of recent world events in order to properly understand the world we live in today. If you would like to learn about some of the most significant historical topics relevant to our contemporary society, you can read or watch the text and video lessons included in this online chapter.

Go through these lessons to learn about different issues in global politics, economics and science over the recent course of world history. Each of our lesson instructors will share his or her expertise with you in a convenient online format. You can review these lessons to learn about topics such as:

  • Nationalism and the Geopolitical Map Post-Cold War
  • The effects of Islamic fundamentalism
  • The global economy
  • International organizations
  • Changes in science and technology since WWII
  • Globalization, outsourcing and insourcing
  • 21st Century scientific advances
  • Post-Cold War human rights

Once you complete a specific lesson, you can answer the questions in that lesson's practice quiz to ensure that you have accurately understood the basic information from that topic. The final chapter exam is a great way to review the chapter's most important overall points once you complete all of the lessons. You can also use your personal Dashboard to keep track of your progress and see how much you have learned with this chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: The Post-Cold War World
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Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

1. Islamic Fundamentalism and World Politics: Wahhabi Movement, Muslim Brotherhood & Jihad

This lesson will seek to explain the impact of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood on Islam and the world's politics. In doing so, it will highlight the Koran and Sharia law and their influence in places like Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

2. The Global Economy: Advantages, Expansion & Impact

This lesson will explain the concept of economic globalization. We will look at both its positive and negative effects while also highlighting the terms 'import,' 'export,' and 'capital flight.'

Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

3. Growth of International Organizations: History, Events, and Trends

In this lesson, we explore the growth of international organizations since the 1990s, especially the proliferation of trade deals and the expanding reach of existing organizations like the UN, NATO, and the EU.

Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

4. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.

Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

5. Globalization, Outsourcing & Insourcing: Impact of Technology on Careers

This lesson discusses the impact information technology has on careers. Globalization has been driven by advances in technology and has impacted job security and wages. We will specifically look at downsizing, insourcing and outsourcing.

Scientific Advances in the 21st Century

6. Scientific Advances in the 21st Century

Think that science hasn't changed the world in the past 20 years? Hopefully, you don't have the audacity to think that while watching this on a smart phone! This lesson details how the space race and the internet forever changed science.

Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

7. Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era

As the Cold War began drawing to a close in 1989, the United States and Soviet Union stopped competing for the sphere of influence. Now the United States could better focus on international issues regarding human rights.

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