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Global II Modern World Issues Review (clickable)
Can you pick the key terms from our review of modern world issues?
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The rapid expansion of deserts. It is especially seen in areas around the Sahara.
The cutting down of rainforests for farmland, sale of timber, and other reasons. It is especially seen in areas around the Amazon basin.
Country formed as homeland for the Jewish people in 1948. It has been the location of violence between Islam and Judaism in recent years.
A cartel founded by oil-producing countries to control the price oil. Members include Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Nigeria, and many other countries.
In 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini led a revolution in this country, overthrowing Shah Reza Pahlavi and creating a government centered around strict Islamic rules.
A terrorist group responsible for attacks on the United States, England, Spain, and many other places in the 1990's, 2000's, and 2010's.
The leader of the terrorist group that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks on the United States
The strict separation of races that existed in South Africa until the early 1990's
Elected in 1994, he was the first president of South Africa chosen by free and fair elections
Nationalist leaders who worked to gain independence for Ghana and Kenya, respectively
Country in Africa that was the location of a massive genocide in 1994, where Hutus attacked and killed 1 million Tutsis
Leader who led revolution in Cuba in 1959 and formed a communist government
Mutual dependence of countries on goods, resources, labor, and knowledge from other parts of the world.
On June 5, 1989, the Chinese government ordered tanks to violently end pro-democracy demonstrations by students in this location.
In 1997, control of this city was given back to China from Great Britain.
A policy of the Chinese government limiting the amount of children families could have in an attempt to control population growth in China.
Movement of people from rural areas to cities. It is seen today in developing countries like India.
Leader of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. He was responsible for massive human rights violations that ended with 1 million Cambodians dead
The spread of this disease in developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa, reached epidemic levels in the 1990's and 2000's
The improved seeds, pesticides, mechanical equipment, and farming methods introduced in the developing world beginning in the 1950s.
This communist country's leaders include Kim Jong-Il and Kim Jong-Un, and they have made news in recent years by testing nuclear weapons.
The process by which national economies, politics, cultures, and societies become integrated with those of other nations around the world.
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