3If You See: Brahma, dharma, and Moksha Think Of: Hinduism
4This is a picture of Hagia Sophia This is a picture of Hagia Sophia. If you were to see a picture like this – think of the Byzantine Empire &/or Russia (Cyrillic alphabet).
5The economic wealth of Calicut, Mogadishu, and Venice in the 13th century was primarily dependent on their?If you were to see a similar question like the one above… you should automatically ponder what do these three things have in common… THINK! Well?They are grand coastal cities: coastal locations.Follow the same pattern for similar lining of questions… If there’s a question asking what do these three/four things have in common, find out what you know about at least ONE of them…. More times than not, that will eventually lead you to the correct answer… please trust me on this.
6If you see… Black DeathYou should automatically think of: - Mass deaths A shortage of workers developed. -This originated from European trading and traveling to the east (China), where the Bubonic Plaque/Black Death began. - While the plague led to the Death of over 1/3 of Europe’s population, the Crusades, the trade and travel that stemmed from it played a huge role in ending feudalism (land based economic system).
7If you see… The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli Think of the: - The rise of prince’s/king’s political power. - Wrote his work during the Renaissance era. - Two most famous quotes: + “It’s better to be feared than to be loved.” + “The ends justifies the means.”
8Why were Peter I (the Great) Catherine I (the Great) similar Think in the sense that both: - Pursued a policy of westernization and expansion. - Sought after warm water ports (Since most of Russia is oft-cold/frozen, this was huge – for trade & trade = “life blood” of a given nation. - Promoted the arts and sciences – anything that advance their nation.
9What were the primary causes of WWI/The Great War? Think of: M.A.I.N. Causes –MilitarismAlliancesImperialismNationalism
10If you see The Real “Boxers”… think of: spheres of influence established in China by foreigners (Always carefully examine the information provided). Just remember: if you see the Boxer Rebellion, think of Chinese citizens being anti-western/anti-foreigner… China for Chinee.If you see The Real “Boxers”… think of: spheres of influence established in China by foreigners (Always carefully examine the information provided). Just remember: if you see the Boxer Rebellion, think of Chinese citizens being anti-western/anti-foreigner… China for Chinese.
11The leaders in this 1936 cartoon are depicted as “spineless” because they? Wished to follow the policy of appeasement = avoid war at all cost.
12Based on the information in this chart, which situation gave rise to Nazi power in Germany?
13If you see: Which factor aided Russian troops in defeating Napoleon’s armies and Soviet forces in defeating Hitler’s armies?- Severe winters + tundra = frozen desert - Scorched Earth Policy - Though terrain/geography
14Based on this cartoon by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth, what role did “Old Man Winter” play in the defense of Russia? (always pay close attention to political cartoon – Review everything).Old Man Winter
15What is the best title for this map? Think of Japanese imperialism (for resources) – The Rape of Nanking (Human Rights violations)
16What does this painting illustrates. What’s the message What does this painting illustrates? What’s the message? Think of a land based economic/political system: Feudalism… Think of the Middle Ages/Medieval Era.
17If you see… One way in which Toussaint L’Ouverture, Kwame Nkrumah, and Ho Chi Minh are similar is that each leaderThink of: - Each fought to free their his country from European control. - Nationalism/Self-determination.
18If you see The Nuremberg laws… Think of:- anti-Semitic (Against Jews) laws of 20th-century Germany.- Rise of Nazism & Adolf Hitler.- These laws used Jews as scapegoats.
19If you see… Karl MarxThink of: - Father of Communism - He was born in Germany, but conducted most of his writing in England. - Spoke about a Communist Revolution: Bourgeoisie (Rich/Upper Middle Classes) vs. Proletariat (Working Class/Poor) - Conducted his work in the era of the industrial Revolution, spoke out against mistreatment of workers – underpaid/ deplorable working conditions.
20What’s the main point of this cartoon What’s the main point of this cartoon? While it’s not visible here, the political cartoon shows that the car’s bumper is titled, “corn powered” and the license plate reads “bio-fuel.” Through this cartoon, we learn that: using corn to make bio-fuels for automobiles will increase food shortages = increases famine/mass deaths.
21If You See: Great Wall of China Think Of: Protect the Chinese from the nomadic tribes of northern and central Asia = the huns, tartars, Mongols, etc.
22If You See: Renaissance Think of: Rebirth of the Classical Age – time of the ancient Greeks & Romans.Bring back the arts, sciences, literature, etc = Their Golden AgeEnd of the Middle/ Dark Ages = Death/Dangerous.
23The Phoenicians - “Carriers of civilization” = Cultural diffusion. Traded goods and spread ideas throughout the Mediterranean region = sea people.Phonics = alphabet
24Carefully drawn calligraphy, Zen gardens, and the tea ceremony Think Of: Early Japanese Culture/way of life.Focused on traditionalism/impact of isolation, fear of Europe/foreign interaction.
25If You See: Mansa Musa (originated from Mali) Think Of: Famous Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca = holy land of all Muslims.Trade and travel – crossing the Sahara/N. Africa.Connected to Salt for Gold Trade.
27If You See: Reformation Think Of: Martin Luther & his 95 ThesesPrinting Press – helped spread the wordWeakened the Catholic Church W/the start of several other Christian Churches.Protesting the ills/wrongs of Catholic church.
28If You See: CrusadesThink Of: Fight for the Holy Land (Palestine/M.E) – Christians vs. Muslims.Cultural Diffusion – interest in each others’ cultures.European interest in the Asian goods/products.
29Encounter, Triangular Trade, Middle Passage, Encomienda, Columbian Exchange, etc. Think Of: Slavery, Colonialism/Imperialism, exploitation, mass death of the natives and African populations/lands in the so- called, “New World.”
33Scientific Revolution or the Enlightenment Think Of: Emphasis on the value of human reasoningBreak from the Middle/Dark AgesUsing science and logic to reach at everyday decisions.
34If You See: Simón Bolívar Think Of: The George Washington of Latin AmericaThe Great Liberator – working/fighting for self- rule/independence from European colonialism/imperialism.
35If You See: Industrial Revolution Think Of: Factory productionExploitation of workers – women & childrenVast pollutionDesire/need for an abundance of nat. resources.
36If You See: Meiji Restoration Think Of: Modernization/Industrialization of JapanLast Samurai – remember that movie.Break from the past/traditionalism – Tokugawa Shoguns.
37Meiji Restoration = Westernization/Modernization of Japan
38If You See: 1938 Munich Conference Appeasement – one of the major causes of WWII.Helped to make Germany/Nazis strongerImpact of the Great Depression.
39Mikhail Gorbachev, Glassnost, and Perestroika Think Of: End of the Cold War – Early 1990s.New freedoms – more democraticMoving away from Communism.
40If You See: Bolshevik Revolution Think Of: Birth of Communism/Reds in Russia = U.S.S.R.Got rid of all western/capitalist/democratic policiesThe rise of Lenin (N.E.P) and then Stalin (failed 5-Year Plans).
41If You See: Confucianism Think Of: Filial PietyKids must honor/respect parents, elders, the dead, and gov’t authority.The 5 relationships & Social Order
42If You See: The Treaty of Versailles Think Of: The “War Guilt Clause” – Blame Germany for causing the WWI – and played a major role in A. Hitler and Nazis’ rise to power.Reparations
43Geographic characteristic shared by both Greece and Japan Think Of: Archipelago – group, row, or chain of islandIrregular coastline = perfect for shipping/tradingLacked arable land & natural resources – Conquest of other lands for what was lacking.
44Think Of: Protestant Reformation throughout Europe Martin Luther (95 Theses), John Calvin (new bible), and Henry VIII (6 wives/new religion = Anglicanism)Think Of: Protestant Reformation throughout EuropeWeakened the power/authority of the Catholic churchCreation of several different Christian sects.
45If You See: Marco Polo Think of: Interest in Asian cultures increased Later lead to colonialism/imperialism of Asia = resources, labor force, and rich/strategic land.
46Does away with many trade obstacles, i.e. tariffs. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 1994 or the European Union (EU) post WWIIThink Of: Trade unionsInterdependence – working together for economic and political unity - reduce trade barriers between member nationsDoes away with many trade obstacles, i.e. tariffs.
47Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989? Think Of: Repressive action was taken to end both protests.Students/citizens protesting against Communist gov’ts stronghold/dictatorial rule.Wanting more freedoms – western style of gov’t.
48If You See: Laissez- faire economics Think Of:Free Markets/tradeCapitalismLittle to no gov’t interaction in business – May the “best” win.America and Western/democratic nations.
49If You See: Human Rights Violations Jews – Holocaust/WWII and throughout historyCambodians – Genocide of over 2 million people at the hands of Pol Pot.Rwanda (1994) Hutus killed approximately 1 million Tutsi, while the U.S./U.N. absolutely nothing.Nanking – Genocide and Gendercide by the Japanese.Armenians – Genocide by the TurksIraq – Kurds were killed in great numbers by S. Hussein
50If You See:The fight in the Middle East for the Holy land/Palestine = Muslims vs. Jews. Non-stop blood baths year after after.
51If You See: Silk RoadsThink Of: - Trade & Travel: Europe/Middle East to China/Asia (vice versa): Exchange of goods/products. - Cultural Diffusion/New ideas.
52Think Of:European: Spanish & Portuguese ruleColonialism in the Americas/Latin AmericaWho’s at the top? Peninsulares = Europeans from the Iberian Peninsula = Portugal & Spain.Who’s at the bottom? Africans/Natives = slaves
53If You See: Zionism Homeland – for whom? The Jews. Connected to the Balfour Declaration = agreement with the British gov’t for a homeland in Palestine.Key in the creation of Israel.If you want to understand the conflict in the Middle East, one needs to understand Zionism.
54If You See: Karl MarxA German political Philosopher – Spent most of his adult life in England; enjoyed more political freedoms there.Wrote the Communist Manifesto alongside Frederick Engels“Father” of modern CommunismPredicted a revolution of the proletariats vs. bourgeoisie would occur first in industrial EuropeWrote during the Industrial Rev. = Mid. 1800s.
55If You See: ChernobylThink Of: Major “man-made” disaster = destruction/mass deaths.Nuclear explosionConnect it to modern-day Japan – think back to what happened a few months ago.
56If You See: Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Afghanistan’s Taliban Established an Islamic/theocratic stateStrict laws/customs.Anti-west/democracyPersepolis – You guys read it with Miyo – Hip, Hip Hooray for Miyo!
57Reign of Terror during the French Revolution Mass deathsUsed violent methods to eliminate their opponentsOne year of chopping people’s heads off with a guillotine. I.e., Marie Antoinette & Louis XVI
58Process of German unification/Nationalism Bismarck was the “orchestrator”“Blood & Iron” – his famous speech
59The Panama Canal and Suez Canal Shortened shipping routes between major bodies of waterHelped trade and travelSave $$ & time.
60Chronological Order Roman Empire → Middle Ages → Crusades Renaissance →European exploration of the Americas → ReformationWorld War I →Treaty of Versailles → World War II →Korean War
61If You See: Constantinople & Byzantine Empire Think Of: Location made it the crossroads of Europe and Asia = Bosporus Sea – Helped to spread cultural diffusion.Part of Eastern Rome – South of Russia.Spread Christianity – Eastern Orthodoxy
62Sepoy (Indian) or Boxer (Chinese)Rebellions Think of: British/Western imperialism of Asia. The natives attempted to end the ruled, but failed in their attempts and only made matters worst.
65If You See: John LockeThink of: Protect the natural rights of individuals. Speak about freedoms. Gov’t for and by the people.
66If You See: Triple Alliance & the Triple Entente Think of: One of the major causes of Great War/WWI. Helped to increased tensions between European countries.
67If You See: Berlin Conference Think of: Conquest and division of the so-called, “Dark Continent” = Africa at the hands of Europeans. When? Industrial Rev. 1800sImperialism/colonialism – all in the name of resources, labor force and landWhite Man’s Burden
68Social DarwinistsStronger groups have the right to rule and control weaker groupsApplying Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to everyday life/society.
69Major dispute between India and Pakistan Muslims vs. Hindus
70India vs. Pakistan – Nuclear threats against one another
73Toussaint L’Ouverture Nationalism/Freedom from the FrenchThe great Haitian liberatorHelped Haiti gained its independenceHaiti became the first “Black” nation in the western hemisphere.
74F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end the - Discriminatory policy of apartheid - Fought for more democratic form of government in S. Africa. - Shortly after this, Mandela became the first black South African president.
75- Introduced Communism to Chinese. Mao Zedong- Introduced Communism to Chinese.- Helped write the “Little Red Book” = symbol of Comminism in China.- He was the Chinese leader most closely associated with leading the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
76If you see…Deng Xiaoping… Think of: Modernization, Westernization, growth of Capitalism within China… The cartoon focuses on the fact that economic freedom in China has not led to political reforms & freedom.
78The statements below refer to changes in Afghanistan in the 1990’s The statements below refer to changes in Afghanistan in the 1990’s. • The Taliban controls the government. • Women must clothe themselves from head to toe. • Men are required to grow beards. • Girls are not allowed to attend school. These changes in Afghanistan have resulted Islamic fundamentalism
79The Columbian Exchange = New World (The Americas) meets Old World (Europe). Focuses on Cultural diffusion.
80The cartoon shows the League of Nations hopes to use boycotts to end war = the league is weak one of the primary causes of WWII.
81Rejection of the czarist system in Russia/U.S.S.R. Rejection of Christianity/Religion & CapitalismImpact of the Bolshevik Revolution = Intro to Communism
82Agricultural advancement of the Incas Settled around Peru = mountainous areaNot good for crops/cultivation = limited space/arableWhen you think of the Incas, think of Manhattan. Very small island, but millions reside there and many more visit/conduct business there.How? Tall buildings = do a lot with very littleFor the Incas =Terracing of mountains for farming
83Louis XIV and Peter the Great Absolute ruler = The monarch is all mighty/all powerfulPower corrupts… absolute power corrupts absolutely.Used religion = Divine Right of Kings“Do not question government authority” = Autocratic gov’tCentralized gov’t
84Pax Romana & Pax Mongolia Pax = means peace in LatinPolitical/social stabilityOften leads to a Golden Age = the best of times.
85Mauryan/Gupta Empires Ancient Indian EmpiresDevelopment of math and science. Use of Sanskrit language and development of the concept of zeroThe Pillars of Emperor Asoka of the Mauryan Empire
86Water = lifeAll early civilizations developed close to/around major river systems/valleys/waterways.Egypt = The Nile, Mesopotamia = Euphrates & Tigris, China = Huang/Yellow River, India= Indus & Ganges Rivers
87Byzantine (Eastern Rome) Introduced the Cyrillic alphabet, Orthodox Christianity, and domed architecture to Russian cultureHagia Sophia = Great temple
88Golden Age in SpainCervantes’ literary classic Don Quixote, the rule of Isabella and Ferdinand, and the art of El Greco
89Russia Frigid region Seeking access to warm water ports. Largest landmass in the worldMost of it barren/waste landTundra = frozen desert
90Seventeenth-century scholars Galileo Galilei and René Descartes Contradicted traditional medieval European beliefsWent against the teachings of the Bible/churchFell into lots of trouble with traditional authoritiesUsed scientific/enlightened thinking/logic/methods to come to a conclusion.
91“The powder keg of Europe” prior to World War I The Balkans Peninsula – west of Italy. Find Italy on a map (the old lady’s boot) and then look east for a peninsula (body of water on three sides of the land/region).One of the major causes of the Great War/WWI.Too Many: cultures/religions, races, etc., = constant fight for nationalism/self- determination.
93Masters, apprentices, and journeymen Guild system of Europe in the Middle AgesForm of a unionTraining people to be professionals in a time where schools/organized education was all but none existent.
95Twelve Tables Ancient Roman Laws & Customs Helped to govern the citizens of Rome.
96If You See: Five Year Plan Think of: Joseph Stalin’s plan for Russia’s economic growth.All but the first one failed.Led to mass starvation – famine = mass deaths.Focused on economic progress/growth (especially in terms of industry).
97If You See: Mohandas Gandhi Think of: India’s leader in the movement for independence from Great BritainMethod: Civil Disobedience – non- violence.British trained lawyer – he was brilliant.Wanted India to remain united as one nation where Hindus & Muslims worked together as one.
98Civil disobedience: Boycott all British Products
99If You See: The United Nations Think of: Created after WWII.Resolve conflicts between nations peacefully.Prevent another World War or another major conflict. But what happened to: Rwanda? Vietnam?
100Relates to the failures/ineffectiveness of the U. N Relates to the failures/ineffectiveness of the U.N. since its creation in stopping Genocide/Human Rights Violations.
101- Mali & Songhai (Northwest Africa) - Mansa Musa of Mali - Think in terms of:- Mali & Songhai(Northwest Africa)- Mansa Musa of Mali-
103Think of: - Spanish rule in Latin America - Enslavement of the nations - European (Spanish) conquest of the so-called “New World”.
104One similarity in the actions of Benito Mussolini and Saddam Hussein (and similar dictatorships/totalitarian forms of governments):Think of: - Denied individual rights – ill- treatment of citizens. - Police states = “Big Brother” - Dictatorship
105Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Think of: Establish production quotas to control the price of oil.Several oil producing nations united to control the distribution of oil production across the globe.
106If You See: Korean or Vietnam Wars Think of: Impact of the Cold War.Proxy warfarePost- WWII – 1950s – 70s.
107If You See: Truman Doctrine or Marshall Plan Think of: Working to prevent the so-called, “Domino Effect.”Strengthen the alliances that had won the warContainment policies
108Fidel Castro in Cuba & the Sandinistas in Nicaragua Think of: Communism/followed Marxist principles in Latin American nations throughout the Cold War.
109World War II left many European nations weak and vulnerable Think Of: Major turning point– why/how? Many African and Asian colonies united (nationalism) in order to fight for their independence.Many gained independence during the 1950s – 70s.
110Great Leap Forward & Four Modernizations (China) Think of: Increase farm & factory output.Growth of industry
111If You See: Green Revolution Think of: Green = increase plants/food/production using new methodologies, technologies, science, farming, etc. in poor nations/regions across the globe.Helped to increase agricultural production based on technological advancements.Was intended on curtailing/slowing down the growth of famine/world hunger, etc.In many ways, one can easily argue that while the scientists meant well, long term, this “revolution” created more problems than it did indeed solve. Today, the so-called Green Revolution has helped to create monstrosities like G.M. or Genetically Modified food, which studies have shown have led to health problems, etc. A good documentary to watch on said subject is, Food, Inc.
113If You See: Magna Carta, English of Rights, Glorious Revolution, Habeus Corpus, Petition of Rights, etc. (all connected to England/Britain)Think of: Limited the power of the monarchyMore power to Parliament/the people = more democratic form of government. Away from absolute rule.
114The purpose of both the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan was to Think of: - Think of post-WWII era – war torn Europe. - This was the focus on the US’ new foreign policy of Containment: Prevent the spread of communism. - Cold War Era: Capitalism vs. Communism. - The U.S doled out (gave) several BILLION $$/aid to various European nations in the hope of stopping the spread of Communism.
115If you see the term, Imperialism Think of:• Treaty of Nanjing gives control of Hong Kong to Great Britain.European conquest of Africa, Asia, & Latin America for Resources to feed the machine – The Industrial Revolution.The White Man’s BurdenThe 3Cs - Spread of Christianity, Commerce and Conquest.• French government sets up a protectorate in Cambodia.• Italian forces occupy Ethiopia.
116If you see… Maximilien Robespierre and the Jacobins Think of: - The French Revolution - Instituting the Reign of Terror= mass killing of well over 10,000 people. - The Guillotine.
117If you see… Thomas Malthus, who was truly worried about the rate of increase for human populations in relation to the rate of increase for food production was a problem. Malthus believed thatThink of: - Population is growing too fast, and can’t keep up with food production. - Actually believed that wars, famines, natural disasters, etc., are great things in slowing down the rapid rate of population growth. - Famine and war were natural checks on population growth
118If you see… Turkish leader Kemal Atatürk Think of: - Modernization/Westernization of Turkey - Secular (non-religious/non-Islamic) form of gov’t. - Post-WWI Era (1920s onward).
119If you see… Russian Revolution (1917) aka Bolshevik Revolution – Rise of Communism in Russia Think of: - An incompetent government (led by the CZAR) - Massacres on Bloody Sunday - High costs of World War I
123Think of… the history of Apartheid = Extreme form of racism in South Africa.
124Learn to read between the lines: What’s the answer Learn to read between the lines: What’s the answer? Think of: Oppression.
125If You See: Any question dealing with “Golden Age” Think of: Best of times for a particular nation or empire.Great economy, literary period, arts, science/math, etc.
126If You See: Mercantilism Think of: Economic system – age of Exploration and beyond (W. European nations).Colonies were created to benefit the “Mother Country.” Colonies MUST serve.All wealth and power for the “Mother Country.”
128If You See: Pol PotThink of: The “Adolf Hitler” of Cambodia (my words) = mass deaths. Over 2 million were brutally murdered.Often associated/connected to the Vietnam War.
129If You See: Iron Curtain (taken from a speech) Given by Winston Churchill – Prime Minister of Great BritainThink of: Cold War affairsA political/hypothetic wall created by the Soviets to separate Europe post-WWII.Created a world of twos: Western democracy/capitalist vs. Eastern/Communist.
130If you see Stalin’s Five-Year Plan Think of: - In the early 1930s, millions of Ukrainians died as a result of forced famine. - Genocide/Ethnic purge (mass killings)
131If You See: Nelson Mandela Think of: Apartheid in S. Africa = ultra racial discrimination/segregation at the hand of the whites = Afrikaans (Dutch settlers) and the British descendants.Arrested/then imprisoned for 27 yearsWorked to make S. Africa more democraticFirst black president of S. Africa.
143Pre-Age of Exploration: Pre-Columbus/Pre-“Discovery” of the New World = Trade conducted mainly around the Mediterranean Sea.
144During the Age of Exploration = Europeans traveling across the globe During the Age of Exploration = Europeans traveling across the globe. Europeans were “hungry” for exotic things/goods. The map also shows that the Chinese under the Ming Dynasty with “Junk” ships trekked to different parts of the globe, too.
145Large/Vast Empire - By the 1500s, the Ottoman Empire controlled parts of the Middle East, North Africa, and eastern Europe – Muslim/Islamic
146Speaks volumes to Human Rights violations in China even in today’s modern “free” world = The Chinese gov’t is infringing on or abridging citizens’ civil liberties/basic human rights.
147Impact of AIDS = The bleak situations that plague sub-Saharan Africa
148Monsoons = Wind (connects to trade, travel & weather pattern throughout the Indian Ocean)
1491990s: Capitalist or Communist – Many decisions to make = End of the Cold War/Fall of the USSR (Early 1990s)
150E.U.& its growth: Think of economic unity/end trade barriers, etc.