Your answers will be graded on (1) Clarity of argument; (2) Strength and variety of evidence; (3) Organization; (4) Effectiveness of prose; and (5) Originality.

You are expected to draw from readings, lecture materials, and your own thoughts. The course materials are the raw materials for the manufacturing of your own arguments. As with your papers, each of your essays should include a clear and well-organized argument that is supported by evidence from lectures and readings. No need for full citations, but you SHOULD mention particular authors by name. (For example: Huntington argues that or Professor Luceros suggested in lecture that)

What was the significance of the Cuban revolution and Vietnam War? What lessons do these conflicts in the Third World provide for understanding the power of the global superpowers?