A map shows the former Yugoslavia in 2013.
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  1. Identify Examples On the above map, locate the seven new nations of the former Yugoslavia. How did ethnic, religious, and nationalist tensions in Yugoslavia after the fall of communism result in civil war in 1992? Why did fighting among the Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats all result in atrocities? How did the international community intervene to end the war?
  2. Describe Changing Roles Write a paragraph describing the struggle for women's rights. Consider the 1950s status of women's suffrage in European, Asian, and African countries; women in elected government positions in many countries; changes for working women in developed and developing countries; and the income gap with men and status of education. Given these changes, have women's lives met the basic rights, as stated below, stated in the UN declaration of human rights?

    In 1948, the United Nations approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It stated that all people are entitled to basic rights that include “life, liberty and security of person”; freedom from slavery, torture, or discrimination; “freedom of thought, conscience and religion”; the right to work and to rest and leisure; the right to an education; and the right to “a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family.”

  3. Explain Write a paragraph explaining the U.S. response to terrorism from September 11, 2001 to the present. Consider the efforts to prioritize national security, strengthening and reorganizing intelligence services, passing new counterterrorism laws, attempts to stop terrorist funding, and U.S. military action in Afghanistan.
  4. Identify Examples On the chart, what percentages do whites and blacks have in the total South African population? How is this related to the apartheid policy in the second half of the twentieth century? Write a paragraph describing how Nelson Mandela led resistance to political oppression and changed apartheid laws. Consider Mandela's role in the African National Congress, why he was jailed, the international community's role, and the actions of President F.W. de Klerk.

    Pie chart titled south Africa’s population by race.
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  5. Write about the Essential Question Write an essay on the Essential Question: What are the benefits and risks of interdependence? Use evidence from your study of this Topic to support your answer.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments