Check Your Understanding Questions
How has free trade around the world contributed to hardships for workers in developing countries?
What are some of the benefits to companies of regional trading blocs like NAFTA and the EU?
Why have environmentalists faced resistance from workers and other groups?
What effect did microprocessors have on the development of computers and other kinds of technology?
What was a social consequence of the worldwide spread of internet access through smartphones and social media?
What were some of the reasons health organizations were able to eradicate smallpox around the world?
Why did the United States think it was important to secure nuclear weapons in countries like Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus in the 1990s?
What were some of the consequences in Europe of the arrival of refugees from Africa and the Middle East?
How does China justify its treatment of the Uyghurs since 2017?