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HIST1005 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Genghis Khan, Abbasid Caliphate, Pope Innocent Iv

The Conquest of the Mongols 9.14.18 Chinggis Khans Reign and Conquest 1206: Gained the title Chinggis Khan 1210: Ended the tributary relation with the Jurchen Jin...

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Ling Zhang
HIST1005 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: List Of Largest Empires, Genghis Khan, Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland

The Rise of Chinggis Khan 91218 Genghis Khan (Temujin) - Mongolian emperor (1162-1227) - The founder and first Great Khan - United many nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia - Launched Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eu...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Warsaw Uprising, Samosa, Iran National Football Team
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I. Carters election A. Americans were tired of secretive diplomacy and Watergate B. Disgusted when Gerald Ford pardoned him C. Humiliated by Vietnam D. Disturbed by the tarnishing of Americas reputation E. Carter 1. Not ve...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Fidel Castro, Unita, Church Committee
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I. Chile A. 3 way presidential elections 1. Left, right and center earned of the votes and the left one electing Salvador Allende a) Socialist an...

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HIST 2476 Lecture 16: LBJ_s Latin American Policy_
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I. Johnsons objective in Latin America A. Prevent another Cuba B. Didnt want a 2nd Soviet ally C. Protect the Panama canal D. Avoid political fallout E. Considered himself an expert on Latin America (definitely racist) II....

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Realpolitik, Henry Kissinger, Sunday School
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I. Kissinger A. Super popular for a long time B. Realpolitik policy based on power rather than ideals 1. Americans are typically idealistic C. Foreign policy of the US should be achieved by serving ones own needs by any m...

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HIST 2476 Lecture 17: Background to Middle Eastern Conflict_
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I. Origins of the Modern Middle East: A. What is the Middle East 1. All new states (none of them existed prior to the 20th century except for Egypt and many have been politically unstable and an authoritarian form of gover...

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HIST 2476 Lecture 18: The Middle East
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I. Intro A. 7 major middle eastern conflicts since WWII B. First world countries have sent massive amount of arms C. Very important to the rest of the world because of control on oil D. Turkey was very important in Cold wa...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Free Fire, Guenter Lewy, Total War
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I. War history taking A. 3 distinct views about why the US had gotten involved in Vietnam 1. Quagmire thesis: a) Arthur Schlesinger Jr b)...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Thailand, Haiphong, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
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I. American bombers hit North Korean industrial complexes A. Promised long term support for American allies II. European Allies protest A. De Gaulle particularly B. Everyone denounces Am...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: William Westmoreland, Army Of The Republic Of Vietnam, Maxwell D. Taylor
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I. Americas War: A. Designed to fight wars of attrition B. US can produce war material better than most and strategy created based on material C. Based on idea bullets are cheaper than blo...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Walter Jenkins, Formosa Resolution Of 1955, George Mcgovern
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I. Lyndon Johnsons War A. Yes: 1. LBJ sends first US forces to Vietnam, ends up sending over 500,000 a) Defend airbase at Danang is first plan ...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Fidel Castro, Monroe Doctrine, 3Rd Force
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I. US and Cuba 1898-1961 A. US takes de facto control of Cuba after US wins Spanish-American War 1. US only source of income of sugar 2. Fulgencio Batista is dictator of C...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Patrice Lumumba, Mobutu Sese Seko, Cyrille Adoula
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I. Lumumba take command in a democratic election A. Alienated the Belgians, dismissed the all-white officer corps B. Congo 1. ex Belgian colony 2. June 30 1960 ...

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HIST 2476 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Sukarno, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, Marxism
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BandungtotheYearofLivingDangerously 1. How responsiblewasWashingtonforthisslaughter? a. US,Britain,andAustraliagavealistofthemembersoftheparty -attheveryleast complicit 2. DidAmericastoug...

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