Learning Objectives

15.1 Describe the successes and failures of attempts to eliminate poverty between the end of World War II and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991

15.2 Describe some of the critical social and technological changes that have affected the world since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991

15.3 Evaluate the ways in which poverty, violence, and governmental instability continue to be important forces in the world

15.4 Assess the role of multinational corporations in the world and explain their relationship to wealth, poverty, and cultural change

15.5 Summarize the role and importance of urbanization in the world and describe some of the ways in which cities change culture

15.6 Evaluate the significance of population growth and analyze the effects of government policy and economics in controlling population growth

15.7 Discuss some of the key environmental challenges facing the world and describe the differences between pollution in wealthy and poor nations

15.8 Examine the role of indigenous people in modern-day nations and describe the challenges that confront them