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Comparison & Analyses
For each of the following topics, create an outline.
These outlines will be judged on the following criteria:
 Content: Outline content should be relevant to the time period
 Format: Strict outline format should be followed
o This format will be described in class
o Typing of outlines is encouraged but not necessary
o Neatness is essential
o These outlines will be used to study for the exam
10,000 BCE – 600 CE
1. Compare major religious and philosophical systems including some underlying similarities in cementing
a social hierarchy, e.g., Hinduism contrasted with Confucianism.
2. Compare the role of women in different belief systems – Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, and
3. Compare collapse of empires in Western Europe than it was in the eastern Mediterranean or in China.
Understand how and why the collapse of empire was more severe in West versus East.
4. Describe interregional trading systems e.g. Indian Ocean trade (Compare to another system)
5. Compare the caste system to other systems of social inequality devised by early and Classical
civilizations, including slavery.
6. Compare the societies: Civilizations versus pastoral/nomadic societies.
7. Compare the development of traditions and institutions in major civilizations, e.g., Indian, Chinese, and
8. Compare the political and social structures of two early civilizations, using any two of the following:
Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, Shang dynasty, and Mesoamerica and the Andean South America
600 CE – 1450CE
9. Compare the role and function of cities in major societies
10. Compare and analyze gender systems and changes, such as the effects of Islam and one other
11. Compare and Contrast interactions and characteristics in the time period between Jews, Christians, and
12. Compare the developments in political and social institutions in both eastern and western Europe.
13. Compare Japanese and European feudalism
14. Compare European and sub-Saharan African contacts with the Islamic world.
15. Analyze the Chinese Meritocracy (Civil Service Exam) to a traditional aristocracy.
1450 CE – 1750CE
16. Compare colonial administrations
17. Compare coercive labor systems: slavery and other coercive labor systems in the Americas
18. Compare and Contrast the the development of empires (i.e., general empire building in Asia, Africa,
Europe, and the Americas)
19. Analyze imperial systems: a European seaborne empire compared with a land-based Asian empire
20. Compare, contrast, and analyze Russia’s interaction with two of the following (Ottoman Empire, China,
western Europe, and eastern Europe)
21. Compare Mesoamerican and Andean systems of economic exchange.
1750 - 1914
22. Compare the causes and early phases of the Industrial Revolution in Western Europe and Japan.
23. Compare the Haitian and French Revolutions
24. Compare reaction to foreign interference in the Ottoman Empire, China, India, Southeast Asia, and
25. Compare nationalism in the following pairs: China and Japan, Egypt and Italy, Pan Africanism and the
Indian National Congress
26. Compare, contrast, and explain forms of Western intervention in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast
27. Compare roles & conditions of elite women in Latin America w/ those in Western Europe before 1850.
1914 – Present
28. Compare patterns and results of decolonization in Africa and India
29. Pick 2 revolutions (Russian, Chinese, Cuban, Iranian) & compare effects on roles of women
30. Compare the effects of the World Wars on areas outside of Europe
31. Compare legacies of colonialism and patterns of economic development in two of three areas (Africa,
Asia, and Latin America)
32. Analyze nationalist ideologies and movements in contrasting European and colonial environments
33. Compare the different types of independence struggles
34. Examine global interactions in cultural arenas (e.g., reggae, art, sports)
35. Analyze the global effects of the Western Consumer Society
36. Compare the major forms of twentieth-century warfare
37. Assess different proposals (or models) for economic growth in the developing world and the social and
political consequences.