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Department
History
Course
HIS1101
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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January102011ClassNotesMamin082uottawacaStrangePlanettheWorldSince1945ReadingsJRMcNeillSomethingNewUndertheSunAnEnvironmentalHistoryoftheTwentiethCenturyWorldNewYorkandLondonWWNortonCompany200131735762COURSEREADERTEVadneyChronologicalTableinTheWorldSince1945TheCompleteHistoryofGlobalChangeFrom1945totheEndoftheTwentiethCenturyLondonandNewYorkPenguin199856776COURSEREADEREricHobsbawmColdWarTheAgeofExtremesTheShortTwentiethCentury19141991LondonAbacus2009199422556COURSEREADERColdwarendsbetween1989andby1991collapseofBerlinWallandSovietUnionHowendofcoldwarusheredinaperiodofglobalizationandglobalcapitalismTheworldisnolongerdividedintotheselargepoliticaleconomicalblocksPost1991worldweseeallsortsoftensionsbetweenthewesternworldTheMuslimworldtakescenterstageAfricaandAsiaareprojectedtogrowsubstantiallywhenitcomestotheirpopulationAsidefromimmigrationthebigfactorsinregardsofpopulationchangeareofcoursefertilityandmoralityBy203060oftheworldwillliveinurbanareasinsteadofruralareasPopulationgrowthinonepartoftheworlddoesnotmeantitisthesamethinginanotherpartoftheworldAlotgoingonintermsofdevelopmentofantibioticsByWWIsmallpoxwasprettymuchgoneintheindustrializedworldJanuary132011PART2SHAPINGTHEPOSTWARORDERTHEBEGINNINGSOFTHECOLDWAR13JanuaryTHColdWarPreludeTheFirstHalfoftheTwentiethCenturyReadingsTEVadneyTheOriginsofthePost1945WorldinTheWorldSince1945TheCompleteHistoryofGlobalChangeFrom1945totheEndoftheTwentiethCenturyLondonandNewYorkPenguin19981548COURSEREADERAdamSmithAnInquiryintothenatureandcausesofthewealthofnationsHeswritingbeforeindustrializationtakesplaceHeobserveshowthehighdegreeofgovernmentregulationhindersthedevelopmentoftradeHesdescribingsomethingasglobalizationMostfamousforputtingforwardanideaoflaissezfaireSmithssegmentisanicewayofbringingustotheUSinthesametimeperiodTheUSrevolutionisimportantbecauseofwhatitinspiredelsewhereintheworldthefirstofaseriesofrevolutionsinEuropeandtheAmericasthBymiddleof19centurythingshavechangedconsiderablybytheworldofAdamSmithAsaresultoftheindustrialrevolutionweseeconsiderabletechnologicalandeconomicalchangeItcreatedalargerworkingclasstheywereexploitedaworkingclassthatwasincreasinglyindustrialAtsomelevelpeoplewerebeginningtothinkhowtheywouldchallengetheexistingsystemthisofcoursewheremarxandengelscomesinCommunistManifestopublishedin1848broaderefforttocreateworkingclassidentityworkingclassrevolution1848marksanimportantpartinEuropeshortperiodsofrevolutionaryviolencecommunistmanifestoisoneoftheideologicalblueprintsforthisthMarxarguesthatdecadessincelate18centuryallofthesechangeshavebroughtsomethingdifferentworldisdividedintotwogroupsuppermiddleclassandwagersItsthenatureofcapitalismfortheupperclasstoexploitthelowerclass
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