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Choose at least FOUR Key Concepts to study.
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The Development and Codification of Religious and Cultural Traditions
- Rulers appealed to these belief systems to justify their actions; common ethical and ceremonial traditions gave cohesion to society; reform movements, and differing interpretations could challenge the social order.
The Development of States and Empires
- As empires acquired massive wealth, the unequal distribution of this wealth across social classes placed enormous pressure on the political and social order. Eventually, all of the classical civilizations could not deal with the problems created by their own internal or external crises.
Key Concept 2.3 Emergence of Transregional Networks of Communication and Exchange
- Luxury goods and raw materials traveled in caravans and on boats to distant markets. Traveling with them were belief systems, ideas, technology, culture and diseases.
Key Concept 3.1 Expansion and Intensification of Communication and Exchange Networks
Improved transportation technologies and commercial practices led to an increased volume of trade, and expanded the geographic range of existing and newly-active trade networks.
Key Concept 3.2 Continuity and Innovation of State Forms and Their Interactions
Empires collapsed and were reconstituted; in some regions new state forms emerged. Following the collapse of empires, most reconstituted governments, including the Byzantine Empire and the Chinese dynasties — Sui, Tang, and Song — combined traditional sources of power and legitimacy with innovations better suited to the current circumstances.
Key Concept 3.3 Increased Economic Productive Capacity and Its Consequences
Innovations stimulated agricultural and industrial production in many regions. Agricultural production increased significantly due to technological innovations.
Key Concept 5.1 Industrialization and Global Capitalism
Industrialization fundamentally altered the production of goods around the world. It not only changed how goods were produced and consumed, as well as what was considered a "good," but it also had far-reaching effects on the global economy, social relations, and culture.
Key Concept 5.2 Imperialism and Nation-State Formation
Industrializing powers established transoceanic empires.II. Imperialism influenced state formation and contraction around the world.III. New racial ideologies, especially Social Darwinism, facilitated and justified imperialism.
Key Concept 5.3 Nationalism, Revolution, and ReformI.
The rise and diffusion of Enlightenment thought that questioned established traditions in all areas of life often preceded the revolutions and rebellions against existing governments.II. Beginning in the eighteenth century, peoples around the world developed a new sense of commonality based on language, religion, social customs and territory. These newly imagined national communities linked this identity with the borders of the state, while governments used this idea to unite diverse populations.III. Increasing discontent with imperial rule propelled reformist and revolutionary movements
Key Concept 6.1 Science and the Environment New Technologies
rapid scientific advances.
New communication & transportation eliminated geographic distance. New scientific paradigms/ understandings of the world.
Key Concept 6.2 Global Conflicts and their Consequences:
Europe dominated c.1900 but empires decline. New political form increase by c.2000. Older land-based empires collapsed. Colonies achieved independence through either negotiation or armed struggle.
Key Concept 6.3 New Conceptualizations of Global Economy, Society, & Culture. States responded to economic challenges in various ways
Communist states directed the economy & oversaw development of industry. US & W. Europe states played minimal role until Great Depression, when they took more active role.
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