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America compared final

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America compared final

  1. 1. America compared final By Charles Somers
  2. 2. Chapter 6  Why Is There No Socialism in the U.S.?"
  3. 3. <ul><li>The American working class in a comparative perspective </li></ul><ul><li>High violence in American industrial relations </li></ul><ul><li>AF of L </li></ul><ul><li>The distinctiveness of American capitalism and its effects </li></ul><ul><li>High productivity went hand in hand with rapid growth of labor force </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Political regime as a conceptual variable </li></ul><ul><li>Three characteristics of the political system seam to be relevant </li></ul><ul><li>The strength or weakness of the state </li></ul><ul><li>The degree of political liberalism </li></ul><ul><li>The extensiveness of political participation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 13 &quot;Americans, Europeans, and the Movies&quot;
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cecil b Demille- director </li></ul><ul><li>After world war I open to performers that showed American middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Bourgeois comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Slap stick comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie Chaplin </li></ul><ul><li>Underlying realism </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Europeans were more sensual, decadent, emotional, sinful than Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>American motion was captivating to the Europeans </li></ul><ul><li>Keaton master of out door adventure </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chapter 16 &quot;Roosevelt and Hitler&quot;
  9. 9. Roosevelt <ul><li>Work camps </li></ul><ul><li>Civilian conservation corps </li></ul><ul><li>Depression and the new deal </li></ul><ul><li>Green belt plans </li></ul><ul><li>N.R.A. campaign </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hitler <ul><li>Fascism </li></ul><ul><li>Nazis </li></ul><ul><li>Corporatism </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate dividends </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictions on private business </li></ul>
  11. 11. Chapter 19 &quot;The American and Soviet Cold War Empires&quot;
  12. 12. containment <ul><li>Berlin blockade </li></ul><ul><li>Bolsheviks </li></ul><ul><li>Winston Churchill </li></ul><ul><li>Containment policy </li></ul><ul><li>Great Russian nationalism </li></ul><ul><li>Kremlin </li></ul><ul><li>Sputnik </li></ul>
  13. 13. War <ul><li>Korean war </li></ul><ul><li>Nazi soviet pact </li></ul><ul><li>Russian Japanese war </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Stalin </li></ul><ul><li>Marshall plan </li></ul><ul><li>Treaty of Versailles </li></ul><ul><li>Yalta conference </li></ul>
  14. 14. Chapter 24 &quot;Globalization and American Power&quot;
  15. 15. Globalization and American power <ul><li>Made in America </li></ul><ul><li>End of cold war America became most powerful state </li></ul><ul><li>U.S played central role in current globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Unilaterist foreign policy </li></ul>
  16. 16. Globalization and local cultures <ul><li>Globalization enhances Americas power </li></ul><ul><li>American influences in contempory Japan </li></ul><ul><li>The great transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Neoliberal </li></ul>

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