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     Gorbachev and Reagan
     
    Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan

    ​​Lessons:  

    THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

    39    -    What events triggered the February Revolution in 1917?

    40    -    Why did the Provisional Government fail to keep control of
                 Russian society?

    41    -    How did the Bolsheviks seize power in the October Revolution of
                 1917?

    42    -    What issues confronted Lenin in the first years of the USSR?

    43    -    How did Lenin's death affect the future of the Soviet Union?

    GLOBAL NATIONALISM & REVOLUTIONS

    44    -    How did Latin Americans struggle for change in the early 1900s?

    45    -    How did nationalism contribute to changes in Africa and the
                 Middle East following World War I?

    46    -    How did China cope with internal division and foreign invasion
                 in the early 1900s?

    47    -    How did nationalism change Japan in the 1920s and 1930s?

    THE RISE OF TOTALITARIANISM

    48    -    What political and economic challenges did the leading    
                 democracies of Europe face in the 1920 and 1930s?

    49    -    Which factors explain the rise of fascism in Italy?

    50    -    How did Stalin transform the Soviet Union into a totalitarian
                 state?

    51    -    How did Hitler and the Nazi party establish and maintain a
                 totalitarian government in Germany?

    WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH

    52    -    What events unfolded between the Munich Conference and the
                 outbreak of a world war?

    53    -    Which regions were attacked and occupied by the Axis powers,
                 and what was life like under their occupation?

    54    -    How did the Allies begin to push back the Axis powers?

    55    -    What were the reasons for the victory of the Allies over the Axis
                 powers?

    56    -    What issues developed in the aftermath of World War II and how
                 did new tensions arise?

    THE COLD WAR

    57    -    What were the military and political consequences of the Cold
                 War in the USSR, Europe and the USA?

    58    -    How did Western Europe and Japan achieve economic
                 prosperity and strengthen democracy during the Cold War years?

    59    -    How did the Communist Revolution in China influence events
                 in Korea and Indochina?

    60    -    What was the American role in Cuba and the Vietnam conflict?

    61    -    What were the causes and effects of the end of the Cold War?

    NEW NATIONS EMERGE

    62
        -    How did nationalist demands for independence affect South Asia
                 and the world?

    63    -    What challenges did Southeast Asian nations face after winning
                 independence?

    64    -    What challenges did new African nations face?

    65    -    What issues developed in the new nations of the Middle East?

    REGIONAL CONFLICTS

    66    -    What are the causes of conflict in the Middle East?

    67    -    Why have conflicts plagued South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sudan and
                 Rwanda?

    68    -    What challenges have Latin American nations faced in
                 recent decades in their struggle for democracy and prosperity?


    69    -    How have ethnic and religious conflicts divided Ireland, Russia
                 and Yugoslavia?

    70    -    What kind of threats to national and global security do nations
                 face today?


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