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Topic 9.4 Two Superpowers Emerge 585 Essential Question: What are the economic and political consequences
of the Cold War in Europe?
U.S. Influence in Western Europe 585 The Soviet Union Dominates Eastern Europe 586 The Soviet Bloc 587 The Integration of Eastern and Western Europe 592 Historical Perspectives: What Caused the Cold War? 594 Topic Practice Questions 595
Topic 9.5 Postwar Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Atrocities 597 Essential Question: What are the causes and effects of mass atrocities from the
end of World War II to the present?
Nationalist and Separatist Movements 597 Topic Practice Questions 601
Topic 9.6 Contemporary Western Democracies 603 Essential Question: What were the state-based economic developments following World War II, and what were the responses to these developments?
Economic Cooperation 603 Expansion of Social Welfare Programs 604 Topic Practice Questions 605
Topic 9.7 The Fall of Communism 608 Essential Question: What were the causes and effects of the end of the Cold War?
Soviet Decline 608 Satellites Break Free 611 Topic Practice Questions 613
Topic 9.8 20th-Century Feminism 615 Essential Question: How have women’s roles and status developed and changed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries?
The Influence of Feminism 615 Options for Women 617 Women in Politics 618 Topic Practice Questions 620
Topic 9.9 Decolonization 622 Essential Question: What were the various ways in which colonial groups around
the world sought independence from colonizers in the 20th and 21st centuries?
Decolonization Replaces European Empires 622 Nationalist Movements and Delayed Independence 624 Topic Practice Questions 626
Topic 9.10 The European Union 628 Essential Question: How has the formation and existence of the European Union influenced economic developments from the end of World War II to the present?
European Integration 628 Modern Europe 629 Topic Practice Questions 632
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