Monday, March 27, 2017

Month 8 Week 2

I hope everyone has had an opportunity to view the World History final study guide. Look over the questions and post an answer to one or more.  If you post it is public property so by all means help one another out and put the answers on your study guide.

Follow this format: Remember a picture is worth a thousand words.
Chapter 11 Section 1
 Europeans were motivated because they believed they were superior to every race and color.
The factors which allowed Europeans to control Africa.


  1. Jessica Wills-PliskoApril 3, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Chapter 14 - Revolution and Nationalism

    Section 2:

    Describe Stalin’s goal of transforming the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state.

    Stalins goal of transforming the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state was to perfect the communist state of Russia.

    Summarize Stalin’s state-controlled economic programs.

    Stalin’s state-controlled economic programs needed political leaders to identify the countries economic needs and determine how to fulfill them, this brought in revolutions in industry and agriculture. Another state-controlled economic program was collective farms occurred when the government took farms from the peasants and turned them over to the government.

  2. Chapter 13 - The World at War

    Section 4:

    1. Summarize the main provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, including the purpose of the League of Nations.

    The main provisions of the Treaty of Versailles were the following: Germany returns Alsace-Lorraine to France, so the French border extends to the west bank of the Rhine River; Germany surrenders all of its overseas colonies in Africa and the Pacific; the size of the German army now has a set limit; Germany prohibited from importing or manufacturing weapons or war materiel; Germany is forbidden to build or buy submarines or have an air force; sole responsibility for the war is placed on Germany's shoulders; Germany forced to pay the Allies $33 billion in reparations over 30 years; and the League of Nations, an international peace organization whose goal would be to keep the peace among the nations, is formed - but Germany and Russia are excluded.

    2. Summarize the effects of World War I on Western society.

    The effects of World War I on Western society were the following: millions of soldiers killed and millions of others wounded; $338 billion lost; farmland, homes, villages, and towns destroyed; and a widespread sense of disillusionment experienced by survivors.

  3. Chapter 16 – World War II
    Section 1

    Summarize the events leading to World War II, and explain the German strategy of blitzkrieg.

    Hitler’s need for power and territory caused conflicts with other countries, which led to WWII. The German strategy of blitzkrieg is a strategy that used fast-moving airplanes and tanks followed by massive infantry forces to take the enemy by surprise.

    Describe the fall of France and the Battle of Britain.

    France fell when it was overtaken by Nazi forces. The Battle of Britain was a series of battles between Britain and Germany between 1940-1941.

  4. Chapter 13 Section 2

    In response to Austria's Declaration of War...

    Russia, Serbia's ally, began moving its army toward the Russian-Austrian border. Expecting Germany to join Austria, Russia also mobilized along the German border. Czar Nicolas II of Russia told the Kaiser that the maneuvers were just a precaution. Yet to Germany, Russia's mobilization amounted to a declaration of war, so on August 1, Germany declared war on Russia. Russia looked to its ally France for help, but two days later, Germany declared war on France too.

  5. Chapter 15 -- Years of Crisis

    Section 3

    Summarize Fascists beliefs and policies.

    Fascism supports an extreme militant brand of nationalism and emphasizes obedience to the state and its authoritarian leader. Fascists believe that a nation must struggle to stay strong, and that peaceful states are doomed to be conquered. Fascist leaders vow to revitalize the economy, punish those responsible for hardships, and restore national pride and the former glory of the state.

    Chapter 16 -- World War II

    Explain how Japanese expansionism led to a war with the Allies in Asia.

    Japan's imperial expansion took them into the heart of China in 1937. This effort turned into a difficult conflict with the Chinese people that dragged on and hurt Japan's economy. Needing a boost in resources, the Japanese turned to the rich colonies of Europe and then to those of the United States. They attacked The U.S.'s Pearl Harbor in Hawaii in August, 1941, as part of a series of strikes. They also invaded and seized other islands such as Guam, Wake Island, and the Philippines, as well as Britain's Hong Kong and Malaya. Although the Japanese seemed unbeatable, the Allies nonetheless wanted to strike back. They did so in the Japanese' own homeland, starting with Tokyo and other major cities.

  6. Chapter 11 - The Age of Imperialism

    Section 2 -

    Explain different forms of colonial control.

    There are 4 forms of colonial control -

    Colony: when a country of region govern internally by a foreign power.

    Protectorate: when a country of territory, with its own internal government, but is under control by an outside power.

    Sphere of Influence: when an area in which an outside power claims exclusive investment or trading privileges.

    Economic Imperialism: when an independent, but less developed nation, is controlled by private business interests rather than by a government.

  7. Chapter 16- World War II

    section 3: summarize the course of the Nazi's persecution of Jews, including Hitler's "Final Solution".

    Nazi Germany embarks on a policy of persecution of Jews and others deemed inferior. Nazi's force thousands of Jews to emigrate. Nazis isolate jews in conquered territories by forcing them into ghettos. Nazis begin the final step in their programs of genocide. The Nazis unleash killing squads and ship Jews and others to concentration camps. The “final solution” results in the death of 6 million jews.