Questions to know:
? What issues troubled Europe after the Cold War?
? How have recent economic and political trends affected the West?
? How has Europe moved toward greater unity?
? How have social trends changed the West?
? How did Britain’s policies change after World War II?
? How did French power and prosperity revive?
? How did Germany reunify?
? What problems have other democratic nations faced?
? What actions has the United States taken as a global superpower?
? What developments have shaped the economy, government, and society of the United States?
? What issues has Canada faced in recent years?
? What ideas guided Soviet political, economic, and foreign policy?
? Why did the Soviet Union collapse?
? What problems have Russia and the other republics faced since the fall of the Soviet Union?
? How did Eastern European nations oppose Soviet domination and strive for democracy?
? What were the effects of the fall of communism?
? What were the causes and effects of civil war in Yugoslavia?
Section 1: The Western World - An Overview
Western loans and investments
Ethnic clashes, especially in the Balkan
The nuclear peril
Nuclear Test Ban treaty
In 1952, six nations — France, West Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg — set up the European Coal and Steel Community.
In 1957, the same six nations formed the European Community (EC) or Common
In 1973, Britain, Denmark, and Ireland were admitted to the Common Market.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Common Market expanded and took on the name European Union (EU
Obstacles to European Union
Fear that France may dominate Union
Charles de Gaulle anti-US and Britain
Migration to Western Europe
Section 2: The Western European Democracies
Britain: Political Pendulum
Labour Party again
Tony Blair forced
Charles de Gaulle
How Did Germany Reunify?
Other Democratic Nations
Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Section 3 North America
United States: A Global Superpower
Invasion of Kuwait.
Bosnia and Kosovo
After 9/11 invaded Iraq again
Only one Superpower left...Fall of the USSR
American Economy and Government
national budget deficit.
Civil Rights and Society
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have a dream”
Literature: I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
Movie, book, poem
Quebec’s French-speaking people
cultural domination of the United States.
North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA).
Section 4: The Soviet Union: Rise and Fall of a Superpower
“We will Bury You!””
Soviet Foreign Policy
The Truman Doctrine
Cuban Missile Crisis
Collapse of the Soviet Union: Cause and Effect
Problems in The Russian Republic
President Boris Yeltsin
President Vladimir Putin
The Other Republics
Czecholoslovakia (Czech Republic)
Ethnic conflict erupted
Section 5:A New Era in Eastern Europe: Soviet Domination
Pope John Paul II and Communism
Fall of Communist Governments
New Nations in Eastern Europe
Civil War in Yugoslavia
The Balkan region remained unstable.