How was Imperialism rationalized, and were those rationales justified? Cite evidence to show how late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century imperialism is still impacting world events today.
Why were people attracted to communism, fascism, and movements for self-determination after World War I? Select a colonial independence movement (Egypt/Africa, India, or China) and demonstrate your understanding of its origins and eventual outcomes.
How might Nationalism lead to notions of racial superiority as manifested in the Holocaust and Japanese activities in Asia? What economic, political, and social influences led to World War II?
Analyze the motivations of both the United States and the Soviet Union that led to the Cold War.
What ultimately led to the failure of communism in Eastern Europe and the USSR?
Analyze the political, ethnic and religious origins of the present day global conflict in the Middle East.