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1 The side left behind…

2 Do Now Which is better, capitalism or communism? Explain your answer.

3 Information Finishing Europe - Ch and vocabulary due yesterday - Test tomorrow New MIRPL assignment - get it done early - due date selection

4 Current Events ISIS loses key Syrian city, Kobani - Kurdish fighters reclaim city after intense fighting - positive gains Survivor from Dr. Mengele’s experiments - “Angel of Death” - survived multiple injections

5 Do Now Which is better, capitalism or communism? Explain your answer.

6 Nationalism and Eastern Europe Region ravaged by War - empires were broken up - fall of Ottoman empire Countries fought for independence - after freedom and war, division Balkanization - breaking up of empires into smaller countries

7 Rise of the Soviet Union After World War I - people tired of the Czars - started a revolution Russian Revolution (1917) - Communist Party took over - Vladimir Lenin All Russian territory - absorbed into the Soviet Union - called the U.S.S.R.

8 World War II and Soviet Union Germany and WWII - pledged not to invade the Soviet Union - Hitler lied and attacked After the war - Soviet Union put a barrier between their enemies (former allies) and their country - Eastern turned RED, new satellite nations

9 World War II – led to Cold War U.S.S.R. under Stalin - fought with Allies against Germany - Soviet Union claimed many victories - took Eastern European countries East Germany and Poland - communist control U.S. and Soviet Relations - poor - essentially enemies after the War

10 Cold War – The Facts War of Ideas - politics - weapons - Communism v. Democracy No open conflict - no “bullets” fired Time of massive weapon build up Nuclear weapons - “Who has the bigger bomb”

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12 Cold War – Capitalism v. Communism Communism Capitalism Government controls everything - laws, business, wages, production Dictatorship Strong Military No middle class - equal distribution of wealth - people share ownership Government controlled by the people - Democracy - free elections - free enterprise Market Economy - business profits Rich, Middle, and Poor Class - free to own property

13 T-P-S: Take a minute Why was Europe and the world so afraid of communism after the end of World War II?

14 Fall of Communism in Europe Soviet Union economy failing - spent money on an “arms race” - loss of control - economy couldn’t compete with free market of the west By the end of the 1980s - Eastern European countries took back control - Germany reunified - democratic governments emerged

15 Problems today….

16 Exit: Summarize what you have learned about Eastern Europe in 5 sentences. Include: Introductory sentence, supporting sentences, and a conclusion.


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