from the wars of the twentieth century to present day, history has moved at an ever-increasing speed. world wars gave way to cold wars. mail was replaced by telephones and communication shifted online. from a time when many people never experienced a culture more than a day’s journey away, we can now travel around the world that quickly and cultural mixing is a daily occurrence. the study of contemporary history is no longer one of dynasties and general trends with limited source data. it is the exploration of cultural shifts, propaganda, media and the rise of a post-truth human society.
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here are sample questions to help you get started with your study.
- general questions (comparative or more than one period)
- unit 7 – modern war (1894-1945)
- unit 8 – nuclear age (1945-1989)
- unit 9 – imperfect peace (1989-today)
- unit 10 – tomorrow
or see the complete set of questions here.