Chapter 36: New Conflagrations: World War II & The Cold War

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    • KC-6.2.IV.A.ii
      • Governments used a variety of strategies including political propaganda, art, media, & intensified forms of nationalism to mobilize populations (both in the home countries & in the colonies or former colonies) for the purpose of waging war
      • Governments used ideologies including fascism, & communism to mobilize all of their state‚Äôs resources for war & in the case of totalitarian states, to repress basic freedoms & dominate many aspects of daily life during the course of the conflicts.
    • KC-6.2.IV.C.ii
      • The global balance of economic & political power shifted during & after WWII and rapidly evolved into the Cold War.
      • The democracy of the United states and the authoritarian communist Soviet Union emerged as superpower, which led to ideological conflict & a power struggle between capitalism & communism across the globe
    • KC-6.2.IV.D
      • The Cold War produced new military alliances, (NATO & Warsaw Pact) which lead to nuclear proliferation, proxy wars between & within postcolonial states, and shows continued influence by these larger governments
    • KC-6.2.I.i
      • As a result of internal tension & Japanese aggression, Chinese communist seize power. These changes in China eventually led to communist revolution. Communism will affect the way that China produces, exchanges and consumes goods.
    • KC-6.3.I.A.ii
      • In communist China, the government controlled the national economy through the Great Leap Forward, often implementing repressive policies with negative repercussions for the population.
    • KC-6.2.IV.D
      • This is an example of a Proxy war which was a way the Nuclear Superpowers could fight one another without an all out Nuclear war. It also shows the influence the US and Soviet Union maintained
    • KC-6.2.II.D.i
      • Movements to redistribute land & resources developed within states in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, sometimes advocating communism or socialism.

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