Chapters

  1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980

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Theme

The Cold War affects imperialism and vice versa.

Summaries

From Friends to Foes
The two most powerful Allies of World War II came to oppose one another in the Cold War.

Making Money
Economic development creates wealthy consumer societies.

To the Brink, Again and Again
The confrontations between the two superpowers continued result in violence.

Letting Go and Holding On
The Western empires fell apart, but Western dominance continues.

American Hegemony
Latin America coped with the superior power of the United States.

The Uneasy Understanding
Detente cooled tensions of the Cold War.

Keywords

From Friends to Foes
Cold War, Nuremburg Trials, superpowers, Yalta, Potsdam, Truman, denazification, United Nations, sovietization, containment, Truman Doctrine, CIA, Cold War, Berlin Blockade, Berlin Airlift, NATO, Warsaw Pact, H-bomb, ICBMs, deterrence

Making Money
welfare state, suburbanization, The Beatles, sexual revolution, Women's Liberation, femnism, civil rights, apartheid, environmentalism, Greens, nuclear energy, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, ecumenism

To the Brink, Again and Again
Nationalist China, People’s Republic of China, Great Leap Forward, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Korean Police Action, McCarthyism, Khrushchev, Hungarian Revolt, Berlin Wall, Prague Spring, Space Race, Sputnik

Letting Go and Holding On
India & Pakistan, Algeria, Congo, zairianization, global debt, kleptocracy, Israel, Suez Crisis, Palestine Liberation Organization

American Hegemony
liberation theology, Argentina, Juan & Evita Duarte Peron, Dirty War, the Falklands War, Guatemala, Chile, Panama, Cuba, Castro, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis

The Uneasy Understanding
Common Market, European Economic Community, Ostpolitik, Vietnam War, Nixon, détente, Khmer Rouge, Helsinki Accords

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Last Updated: 8 January 2017