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World Cultures

1. Sources of the Democratic Tradition

a. The Greek Roots of Democracy
b. The Roman Republic and Empire
c. Principals of Judaism
d. The Rise of Christianity
e. Democratic Developments in England

2. The Enlightenment and the American Revolution

a. Philosophy in the Age of Reason
b. Enlightenment Ideas Spread
c. Birth of the American Republic

3. The French Revolution and Napoleon

a. On the Eve of Revolution
b. The French Revolution Unfolds
c. Radical Days of the Revolution
d. The Age of Napoleon

4. Revolutions in Europe and Latin America

a. An Age of Ideologies
b. Revolutions of 1830 and 1848
c. Revolts in Latin American

5. The Industrial Revolution Begins

a. Dawn of the Industrial Age
b. Britain Leads the way
c. Social Impact of the Industrial Revolution
d. New Ways of Thinking

6. Life in the Industrial Age

a. The Industrial Revolution Begins
b. The Rise of the Cities
c. Changing Attitudes and Values
d. Arts in Industrial Age

7. Nationalism Triumphs in Europe

a. Building a German Nation
b. Germany Strengthens
c. Unifying Italy
d. Nationalism Threatens Old Empires
e. Russia: Reform and Reaction

8. Growth of Western Democracies

a. Democratic Reform in Britain
b. Social and Economic Reform in Britain
c. Division and Democracy in France
d. Expansion of the United States

9. The New Imperialism

a. Building Overseas Empires
b. The Partition of Africa
c. European Claims in Muslim Regions
d. The British Take over India
e. China and the New Imperialism

10. New Global Patterns

a. Japan Modernizes
b. Imperialism in Southeast Asia and the Pacific
c. Self-Rule for Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
d. Economic Imperialism in Latin America

11. World War I and the Russian Revolution

a. The Great War Begins
b. A New Kind of War
c. Winning the War
d. Making the Peace
e. Revolution and Civil War in Russia

12. Nationalism and the Revolution Around the World

a. Struggle in Latin American
b. Nationalism in Africa and the Middle East
c. India Seeks Self-Rule
d. Upheavals in China
e. Conflicting Forces in Japan

13. The Rise of Totalitarianism

a. Postwar Social Changes
b. The Western Democracies Stumble
c. Fascism in Italy
d. The Soviet Union Under Stalin
e. Hitler and the Rise of Nazi Germany

14. World War II and It’s Aftermath

a. From Appeasement to War
b. The Axis Advances
c. The Allies Turn the Tide
d. Victory in Europe and the Pacific
e. The End of World War II

15. The Cold War

a. The Cold War Unfolds
b. The industrialized Democracies
c. Communism Spreads in East Asia
d. War in Southeast Asia
e. The End of the Cold War

16. New Nations Emerge

a. Independent Nations of South Asia
b. New Nations of Southeast Asia
c. African Nations Gain Independence
d. The Modern Middle East

17. Regional Conflicts

a. Conflicts Divide Nations
b. Struggles in Africa
c. Conflicts in the Middle East

18. The Developing World

a. The Challenges of Development
b. Africa Seeks a better future
c. China and India: Two Giants of Asia
d. Latin America Builds Democracy

19. The New World Today

a. Industrialized Nations after the Cold War
b. Globalization
c. Social and Environmental Challenges
d. Security in a Dangerous World
e. Advances in Science and Technology

20. Case Studies on Contemporary Issues

a. Russia and Germany: After Communism
b. Ukraine and Yugoslavia: The Resurgence of Nationalism
c. Japan and Mexico: The Path to Prosperity
d. Argentina and South Africa: The Road to Democracy
e. The Czech Republic and South Korea: Democracy and Economic Development
f. Women in National Development: Bangladesh and Norway
g. Civil Participation: Australia and the United States