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History 3394: War, Globalization and Terrorism
Prof. Buzzanco
Summer 2018 Examination (4 essays; 100 points total)
Due in Blackboard no later than 5:00pm August 10th

Part I: Major Essay (40 points)
Answer one of the two following essays. Make sure you address all aspects of the question and use specific examples to support your argument. Answers for the essay must be in essay format (introduction – including thesis statement – body paragraphs and conclusion), with a typical length of four pages.
1. Although -globalization- seems to be a late 20th century development, this type of economic system began long before then. Discuss the nature of globalization and how it developed to the Cold War, beginning in the late 19th century.
2. Franklin Roosevelt wanted to be a -good neighbor- in Latin America. What was US policy immediately before this (cite a few examples)? What was the point of Roosevelt's shift, and how did it really work out?
Part II: Minor Essay (10 points)
Answer the following question. (Minor essays generally run two to three pages, depending on structure – full essay format is not necessary.)
1. According to the Walker book, Prompt and Utter Destruction, what factors contributed to the US’s decision to use the atomic bomb, and how well did those motivations match the justification presented to the public?
Part III: Major Essay (40 points)
Answer one of the two following essays. Make sure you address all aspects of the question and use specific examples to support your argument. Answers for the essay must be in essay format (introduction – including thesis statement – body paragraphs and conclusion), with a typical length of four pages.
1. Describe the development of the so-called National Security State, with specific mention and analysis of the National Security Act, NSC-68, and criticism of these policies.
2. Discuss Ronald Reagan's escalation of the Cold War in the 1980s in Latin America. What were U.S. aims in that region, U.S. policies, and the consequences?
Part IV: Minor Essay (10 points)
Answer the following question. (Minor essays generally run two pages, depending on structure – full essay format is not necessary.)
1. How does LaFeber use Nike and Michael Jordan to illustrate the global US economic expansion? Explain some of the effects of globalization, both for the US and for other countries.