Global II

  1. Absolutism (1550-1800)
    1. France under Louis XIV
    2. Triumph of Parliament in England
    3. Rise of the modern European state
    4. Absolute monarchy in Russia
  2. The Enlightenment (17 15-1800)
    1. The Age of Reason philosophers
    2. Enlightenment ideas spread
  3. The French Revolution(1789-1815)
    1. Eve of Revolution
    2. Creating a new France
    3. Radical France
    4. The Age of Napoleon
  4. The Industrial Revolution(1750-1900)
    1. Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
    2. Britain leads the way
    3. Hardships of the Industrial Revolution
    4. New Ideologies
    5. Industrial Revolution Spreads/Cities
  5. Revolutions in Europe and Latin America(1790-1848)
    1. “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold.”
    2. Latin American wars of Independence
  6. Nationalism in Europe (1800-1914)
    1. Building a German State
    2. Unifying Italy
    3. Russian Reform
  7. The New Imperialism (1800-1914)
    1. A western dominated world
    2. The partition of Africa
    3. European Challenges to the Muslim World
    4. The British take over India
    5. The New Imperialism in China
    6. Japan modernizes
    7. Impact of Imperialism
  8. World War I and its Aftermath (1914-1919)
    1. The stage is set
    2. A new kind of War
    3. Making Peace
  9. The Russian Revolution (1917-1939)
    1. Two revolutions in Russia
    2. From Lenin to Stalin
    3. Life in a Totalitarian State
  10. Crisis of Democracy (1919-1939)
    1. Recovery and Economic Collapse
    2. Rise of Fascism
    3. Hitler and The rise of Nazi Germany
  11. World War II and its Aftermath (1931-1949)
    1. Aggression, Appeasement and War
    2. Axis Advances
    3. Global conflict
    4. From World War to Cold War
  12. The Cold War (1945-present)
    1. The Soviet Union
    2. Warsaw Pact vs. NATO
    3. Cold War all over (Cuban Missile Crisis, Race for Space)
  13. East Asia and Southeast Asia (1945-present)
    1. Japan as a superpower
    2. China: Reform to Revolution (Mao)
    3. Asian Tigers
  14. South Asia and the Middle East (1919-present)
    1. India seeks self rule (Gandhi)
    2. Nation building in the Middle East
  15. Africa (1945-present)
    1. Achieving Independence
    2. Struggles for Independence (Apartheid)
    3. Modern Struggles in Africa
  16. Latin America (1945-present)
    1. Forces shaping modern Latin America
  17. New Challenges in an New Millennium

       a. Globalization

       b. Women's Right and Global Culture

       c. Financial Crisis