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(S1.E5.) Chapter 23, History Between WWI and WWII

Between World War One and Two. Greetings. This week the episode focuses on the time period between World War I and World War II. You can download the episode by clicking on the following link.
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Nationalism, revolution, & dictatorships: Africa, Asian, Latin America 1919-1934. With the destruction of World War I, European hegemony over the world weakened. This weakening sparked social and political disruptions around the world and fed growing nationalism. China stumbled towards the creation of a modern nation-state, but was divided between two views – Nationalists and Communists. While the Nationalists gained the upper hand prior to World War II, the two groups had to work together to fight their common enemies, and the worldwide depression nixed efforts to create an industrialized economy. In Latin America economic weakness and the dependence of many nations upon foreign investments, particularly from the United States, fed growing militant nationalism. Authoritarian governments rose to the power in several nations in an effort to force economic reform. The dismantling of the old Ottoman Empire changed the map of the Middle East as well. A smaller, secularized Turkey was born, as well as the states of Saudi Arabia and Palestine. Throughout Africa and Asia, nationalist movements gained momentum. In India, Gandhi's nonviolent protests helped weaken British control. In other areas of Asia communist-led movements attempted more radical means of throwing off the colonial yoke. In Japan, the path to modernization and acceptance as a world power continued although with increasingly militant tones.

Check these sites out if you want to learn more about the topics
To learn more about Mohandas Gandhi, visit http://www.mahatma.org.in
To learn more about Palestine, visit http://www.palestine-net.com/
To view the work of Diego Rivera, visit http://www.diegorivera.com/
This week we have the opportunity to showcase some of our female students through their chapter overviews and selections of great music. This episode's music comes from the musical artist D Minor. Dawn has chosen this episode's music. Following is her comments. " I chose of one of the most talented artists in the podcast. He goes by the name if D Minor. He is an neo soul and R&B artist whom his influences are Donnie Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. The two songs that I heard was cool conversation and could you be part 2. As listening to these songs I felt a conncetion right away because I already love R&B music and just hearing his smooth voice, and it is very soothing. I had a hard time picking a genre because there is just so many that I listen to. I finally just settled on R&B because I thought that you could never go wrong. D Minor has been singing since he was little, so this is like a dream for him. If you want to know more about D Minor and his music, his website is www.D Minor.net. The music is great! and if you listen I will guarantee you will enjoy!" The artist's web page is http://dminor.net

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