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AP World History Ch. 24 Vocab
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World Trade Organization
International body representing 149 nations that negotiates the rules for global commerce and is dedicated to the promotion of free trade
Huge global businesses that produce goods or deliver services simultaneously in many countries
Socially Engaged Buddhism
A growing movement in Asia that addresses the need of the poor through social reform, eduational programs, and health services
Women's rights movement that revived in the 1960s with a different agenda than earlier women's suffrage movement; [the people who participate] demand equal rights for women in employment and education, right to control their own bodies, and the end of patriarchal domination
The quickening of global economic transactions after WWII, which resulted in total wold output returning to the levels established before the Great Depression and moving beyond them
Sweeping series of reforms instituted by communist leader Alexander Dubcek in Czechoslovakia in 1968; the movement was subsequently crushed by a Soviet invasion
Military dictator of Chile from 1973 to 1990 who was known for his widespread use of torture and for liquidating thousands of opponents of his regime
Growing disparity between the Global North and the Global South that appears to be exacerbated by current world trade practices
An approach to the world economy, developed in the 1970s, that favored reduced tariffs, free movement of capital, a mobile and temporary workforce, the privatization of industry, and the curtailing of government efforts to regulate the economy
a movement within the Catholic church to understand Christianity from the perspective of the poor and oppressed, with a focus on fighting injustice
Kyoto Protocol on Global Warming
..., International agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to slow global warming; as of November 2007, 174 countries had subscribed to the agreement, but the United States' refusal to ratify the protocol has caused international tensions.
..., A holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
..., Large number of movements in Islamic lands that promote a return to strict adherence to the Quran and the sharia in opposition to key elements of Western culture.
..., Fundamentalist Hindu movement that became politically important in India in the 1980s by advocating a distinct Hindu identity and decrying government efforts to accommodate other faith groups
...,, (1928-1967) Argentinean revolutionary leader; he was an aide to Fidel Castro during the Cuban revolution.
..., An increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere (especially a sustained increase that causes climatic changes)
..., Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
..., A Protestant Christian movement emphasizing the literal truth of the Bible and opposing religious modernism, which sought to reconcile religion and science. It was especially strong in the Baptist Church and the Church of Christ, first organized in 1906.
..., A social movement dedicated to protecting the earth's life support systems for us and other species.
Bretton Woods System
..., Named for a conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944, this system provided the foundation for postwar economic globalization, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; based on the promotion of free trade, stable currencies, and high levels of capital investment.
Osama bin Laden
..., Arab terrorist who established al-Qaeda (born in 1957). Planned attack of 9-11. Reportedly in afghanistan
..., Major international movement that protests the development of the global economy on the grounds that it makes the rich richer and keeps poor regions in poverty while exploiting their labor and environments; the movement burst onto the world stage in 1999 with massive protests at a meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle.
..., A network of Islamic terrorist organizations, led by Osama bin Laden, that carried out the attacks on the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998, the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000, and the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001
The fundamentalist phenomenon as it appeared in US politics in the 1970s
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