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Theme I: 1500-1650

Was the "Discovery" of the New World a crucial turning point in World History?

Theme II: 1650-1820

What accounted for the enormous disparity of wealth and power between Europe and the rest of the world?

Theme III: Subjects and Citizens, 1820-1917

How do people relate to the power of the "state?" Who has a voice in decision making?

Theme IV: Revolts, Revolution and the "weapons of the weak"

Why and under what circumstances do people revolt (or not)?

Theme V: Wars, Nationalisms, and Decolonization 1918-1980

How is the world map redrawn?

Theme VI: Globalization

Is the Nation-State the logical organizational unit for writing the history of the late Twentieth Century?

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