HIST 1024 Eurasia in the World II (Spring: 3 )
This course explores the political and economic restructuring of Western Europe, Russia, and the Third World under the pressure of the modern population explosion and Industrial Revolution. We will examine the outcome of these developments: the national security state; the age of revolutions (1776-1975); militarism; the new imperialism (1880-1914); Communism; Fascism; the World Wars; capitalism after WW II; the Cold War and subsequent local wars. We will look at the reform then collapse of the Soviet Union. And finally, the breakdown of the bi-polar world of the Cold War and the emergence of the globalized, multi-polar, inter-dependant world of today.
Instructor(s): Roberta Manning
Last Updated: 05-Mar-14