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April 5, 2010

(S7.E19.) Chpt 12 Communist China

Communist China

Following World War Two, the civil war in China ended with the Communists under Mao winning. He attempted to quickly transform China as Stalin did with USSR. The resutls were mixed with China under the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The Four Moderinzations were more successful in transforming China.

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(S7.E18). Japan and the Little Tigers After World War Two

Japan and the Little Tigers

Massive change occurs in Southeast Asia after World War Two. Japan loses the war but becomes an international economic power within a few decades. The Little Tigers, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, are significant regional and international trading partners.

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(S7.E17.) Chpt 9 Rise and Fall of Communist Russia

Rise and Fall of Communist Russia

Most empires last for more than 100 years. Some even 300 years. The Soviet Empire will quickly rise and fall within 70 years. The complicated history forces that led to its creation and its demise are examined in this chapter.

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(S7.E16.) Chpt 7 The Cold War

The Cold War

This time period was very dangerous among the nuclear powers following World War Two as tensions between them nearly led to World War Three on several occasions. It was a complicated period of competition, fear, and ideological conflict as well as supporting smaller coutnries in their wars.

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April 4, 2010

(S7.E15.) Chpt 6 World War Two

World War Two

This chapter investigates the causes, events, and consequences of World War Two. More than a dozen significant turning points in the war occur with either side posed to win those critical events. The war illustrates a basic principle of war, the side that wins may not be the most powerful but the one that makes the least number of major mistakes.

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