Topic: Industrialization, Revolution, and Civil Rights

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Order DescriptionTo prepare for this Discussion:

• Review Time Chart IV (pp. 518–519), Chapter 21 (pp. 326–342), Chapter 27 (pp. 428–443), Chapter 32 (pp. 520–5 31) in the course text.

• Review the L’Unita interview with Fidel Castro and Salvador Allende’s speech from this week’s Learning Resources.

• With this week’s reading in mind, consider the various nationalist struggles for independence that followed in the post – World War II era.
• Recall the challenges that the new leaders faced as civil rights movements increased.

• Reflect upon poverty-stricken nations and what they might have endured in their quest for equality.

• Correlate postwar industrialization, revolutionary, and civil rights movements in both North and South America.

• Consider the struggles faced in North and South America. How were they different Similar
With these thoughts in mind:

Post a correlation (3–4 paragraphs) between post-war industrializationand urbanization and revolutionary and civil rights movements in the United States and Latin America.

• Paragraph 1: Correlate postwar industrialization, revolutionary, and civil rights movements in the United States.
• Paragraph 2: Correlate postwar industrialization, revolutionary, and civil rights movements in Latin America.
• Paragraph 3-4: Correlate the similarities and differences between the United States and Latin America.

Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources, or something you have read.
• Learning Resources

• Course Text: The Twentieth Century and Beyond: A Global History
o “Time Chart IV” (pp. 518–5 19)
This portion of the course text’s time chart outlines the post–Cold War era from 1991–2 005.
o Chapter 21, “The Americas after World War II” (pp. 326–342)
This chapter discusses the turbulent times in the Western Hemisphere during the Cold War era.
o Chapter 27, “The Americas in the Late Cold War Era” (pp. 428–4 43)
This chapter reviews the role of government in society and its effect on the economic conditions within the Americas during the late Cold War era.
o Chapter 32, “The Post-Cold War World” (pp. 520–531)
This chapter recaps the five major topics (technology, economic conditions, social and political struggles, international relations, and cultural trends) that continue to be crucial issues as the world moved into the 21st century.
• Articles
• Castro Internet Archive. (2000). L’Unita interview with Fidel Castro: The nature of Cuban socialism. Retrieved from
This document contains a translation of a 1961 interview conducted by Communistreporter, Arminio Savioli, with Fidel Castro’s 1961 in the Italian-language newspaper L’Unita.

• Allende, S. (Speaker). (1972). Speech to the United Nations.

This document contains the 1972 translated speech from the Chilean president, Salvador Allende, to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, exposing U.S. transnational corporations, the U.S. government, and others as being engaged in bringing Chile to the brink of civil war.