Part I:Global Trade and Hegemony in Historical Perspective
Part one Issues: Definitions of globalization, mercantilism, colonialism, capitalism, hegemony, trade instruments
Questions: What is globalization? Why did colonial empires emerge? Why did they end? What does capitalism have to do with all of this?
What Is New About Globalization?
Why did the European Empires End?
PPT. Colonialism, Merchantilism, and Imperialism
Crash Course Video on Imperialism
Capitalism, Colonialism and Hegemony
Questions: How did colonialism impact the colonies economically, politically, culturally? Did any of these impacts endure after decolonization and independence?
PPT. Capitalism, Colonialism and Hegemony
Dealing with a uni-polar world and USA as Super Power
Questions: How has the rise of the USA as a super power impacted economic and political relations (alliances?) with former colonial powers and their colonies? Do you think the world is evolving toward a multi-polar world and who are the major power groups (groups of nations) and their relations to each other?
Dealing With a Uni-Polar World,
PPTs Dealing with a uni-polar world
View assigned video Zeihan: America’s Superiority and Geography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUCZC9h-fno
View assigned Video: Understanding Ukraine: The Problems Today and Some Historical Context