Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Global II: Homework due through Friday, 4/25

Section 1 is due Wednesday, 4/23
Section 3 is due Thursday, 4/24
Section 4 is due Friday, 4/25
Section 5 is due Monday, 4/28
Other work will also be due on Monday, 4/28.
Chapter 35 Section 1:

Case Study: Latin American Democracies (pp. 910-5)

  1. Why was indirect democracy developed?
  2. How is democracy “a way of life?”
  3. Why is citizen participation essential to democracy?
  4. What factors help advance democracy?
  5. How did Kubitschek affect Brazil?
  6. Why did Brazilian conservatives oppose land reform?
  7. Why was Mexico’s stable government considered to be “imperfect?”
  8. How did Juan Peron affect Argentina?
  9. Why did the Falkland Islands War change Argentina’s political system?

Chapter 35 Section 3:

Gorbachev Moves Toward Democracy (pp. 921-5)

  1. How was Gorbachev different from proceeding Soviet leaders?
  2. How did glasnost affect Soviet society?
  3. How did perestroika affect Soviet society?
  4. Why did Gorbachev use the policy of democratization?
  5. How did Gorbachev’s internal changes affect the USSR’s foreign policies?
  6. How did Lech Walesa and Solidarity change Poland?
  7. How did Hungary rid itself of the Communist Party?
  8. Why did East Germany “open” the Berlin Wall in 1989?
  9. Why was reunification a challenge for East and West Germany?
  10. How did communism end in Czechoslovakia?
  11. Why did Romanians revolt against Ceausescu?

Chapter 35 Section 4:

Collapse of the Soviet Union (pp. 926-30)

  1. Why was there “unrest” in the USSR?
  2. How did Lithuania “defy” Gorbachev?
  3. Why were the hard-liners angry with Gorbachev?
  4. Why is the August 1991 Coup important?
  5. Why did the USSR cease to exist in 1991?
  6. How did Yeltsin’s leadership affect the Soviet economy?
  7. Why did war break out in Chechnya?
  8. How did ethnic rivalries affect Yugoslavia?
  9. Why is Bosnia an example of human rights violations?
  10. How did the global community respond to the war in Bosnia?
  11. Why did Czechoslovakia split into two nations?

Chapter 35 Section 5:

China Follows Its Own Path (pp. 931-5)

  1. How did Mao believe the Chinese economy could be improved?
  2. Why did the Cultural Revolution occur?
  3. Why did Zhou Enlai end China’s policy of isolationism?
  4. How was Deng Xiaoping different from Mao?
  5. Explain Deng’s Four Modernizations.
  6. Why did students protest in Tiananmen Square?
  7. Why is Deng’s response to the Tiananmen Square “uprising” a human rights violation?
  8. Why did the US and China have problems during the 1990s?
  9. How did the end of its colonialism affect Hong Kong?
  10. Why does a growing middle class improve a nation’s chances of democracy?


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