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Refugee Accounts of the Great Chinese Famine (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Rather than relying on state-run media and tours, Miriam and Ivan London investigated the conditions in China from 1965-1975 by interviewing refugees...
What are the Biggest Threats to China's Security? (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Columbia professor Andrew Nathan spoke at Carnegie Council in February 2013 about his new co-authored book, China's Search for Security. In the...
How Does Geography Shape China's Domestic and Foreign Policies? (short reading)
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This excerpt discusses how China's domestic and foreign policies have largely been shaped by its land size, historic borders, and access to natural...
Working within Nigeria's Sharia Courts (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Until 1999, Muslim laws in Nigeria applied primarily to civil matters. But since the end of military rule in 1999, nine of Nigeria’s 36 states have...
Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram (short handout)
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What is Boko Haram and how did it originate? How did it turn into a violent movement? Why is it in Nigeria and who is its leader? How much does Boko...
Vigilantism in Nigeria (2002) (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Nigeria's transition from a military dictatorship to a democracy in 1999 was fraught with problems, including a lack of adequate police protection in...
Is Authoritarianism and Corruption Endemic in Nigeria? (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Wole Soyinka was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. As a Nigerian, he has been strongly critical of the country's...
How did Mexico Evolve into a Democratic State? (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
The PRI (National Revolutionary Party) held power in Mexico for 71 years. The country was a one-party state until 2000, when Vicente Fox of the...
Is Mexico Ruled by an Elite Class? [1980] (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Carlos Fuentes is one of Mexico's most famous 20th century writers of the Spanish-speaking world, and was a long-standing critic of the nation's PRI...
Mexico, Civil Society, and Women's Rights (Worksheet)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
From 1993-2003, about 370 women were brutally killed, and several hundreds more have disappeared, in the U.S.–Mexico border city of Ciudad Juárez in...