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Tentative test dates for Period 6: May 3 and May 4
Period 6: Accelerating Global Change and Realignments, c. 1900 to the Present
Key Concept 6.1: Science and the Environment
Part I: Researchers made rapid advances in science that spread throughout the world, assisted by the development of new technology.
Pgs: 760-761, 900-903
Key Terms: Cross-Cultural Exchanges and Global Communications: Consumption and Cultural Interaction, Pan-American Culture, preeminence of the English Language, Adaptations of Technology;
Part II: Humans fundamentally changed their relationship with the environment.
Key Terms: Global Problems: population pressure and climate change: the planet’s carrying capacity, climate change, global warming, population control
Part III: Disease, scientific innovations and conflict led to demographic shifts.
Pgs: 662-663, 907-909
Key Terms: birth control; the causes of poverty, trafficking, Global diseases: HIV/AIDS, AIDS in Africa
Key Concept 6.2: Global Conflicts and Their Consequences
Part I: Europe dominated the global political order at the beginning of the 20th century, but both land-based and transoceanic empires gave way to new forms of transregional political organization by the century’s end.
Pgs: 707-724, 781-784, 814-816, 873-877
Key Terms: 707-724: The Ottoman Empire in Decline: Territorial Losses, Economic Difficulties, The Reforms of Mahmud II; The Young Turk Era, The Young Turks, (read the Proclamation of the Young Turks); The Russian Empire under pressure: Military Defeat and Social Reform, The Crimean War, Emancipation of the Serfs, Industrialization, The Witte system, Count Sergei Witte, Repression and Revolution, The Revolution of 1905; The Chinese Empire Under Siege: Opium Trade and War, Unequal Treaties, Taiping Rebellion, Taiping Program, Taiping Defeat, The Self-Strengthening Movement, Spheres of Influence, The Hundred Days Reforms, The Boxer Rebellion. 781-784: The Paris Settlement, Wilson’s Fourteen Points, The League of Nations, Self-Determination, and The Mandate System. 814-816: India’s Quest for Home Rule, Indian National Congress, Mohandas Gandhi, The India Act. 873-877: Decolonization in Africa: Forcing the French out of North Africa, France in Africa, War in Algeria, Frantz Fanon, Growth of African Nationalism, Négritude, African Independence, Freedom and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana, Kenya.
I. Europe dominated the global political order at the beginning of the 20th century, but both land-based and transoceanic empires gave way to new states by the century’s end.
A. The older, land-based Ottoman, Russian, and Qing empire collapsed due to a combination of internal and external factors
1. Ottoman Empire
2. Russian Empire
3. Qing Empire
***Make notes from your reading (pgs. 707-724) to identify the internal and external factors that led to the collapse of the three Empires noted above.