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Revolution and Maoism in China:  This tour of China begins with the geographic factors shaping the country's history, then deals with issues of ethnic diversity, land pressures that contributed to the 1949 Revolution, Mao's peasant strategy and his subsequent campaigns such as the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, and finally population growth as one of Mao's many legacies for contemporary China.

Peasants and the Chinese Cultural Revolution:  This museum exhibit on peasant life is an example of popular Chinese art during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.  The exhibit emphasizes the suffering and oppression endured by peasants prior to communist rule and their eventual liberation by the revolution.  The exhibit includes the text that accompanied the figures in red print.

Eastern Europe in the postwar world:  This tour provides a general introduction to some of the main themes and events in the postwar history of this broad and diverse region, from  industrialization and urbanization to the imposition of communist control and struggles against it to the utter poverty of the Balkans region in Southeastern Europe.

Images from an Emerging Empire: This stop on the Global History website presents information on U.S. attitudes toward Cuba and other Caribbean island countries at the dawn of the twentieth century. The main source of information comes from a set of political cartoons published in U.S. newspapers just after the Spanish-Cuban-American War of 1895-98.

Images of Guatemala:  This collection of photos and images looks at Guatemalan history, its people and culture, and its contemporary history of conflict and resistance.  Click on each of the images on the Index Page to see a larger image with explanatory text.