How has our world changed since the Middle Ages? What has brought about the changes? What are some things that have remained the same? Why have we borrowed from the ancient cultures? How have we adapted to our environment? How have the countries throughout the world become interdependent? Why do we still have developing countries? We will be able to answer these questions and many others as we look at our constantly changing world by regions. This course will examine how the expansion of trade affected countries and how political boundaries have changed through the years. We will compare how countries gained their independence through different kinds of revolutions and analyze the reasons for wars in the 20th century. We will evaluate the various economic systems of the world, as well as the different types of government. We will also explore how geographical features have affected the many countries of the world and how people’s lives changed with the Industrial Revolution.
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