Ch 28 - World War II
After reading the chapter choose 12 words of academic merit about World War II. (D)efine the terms and explains its (s)ignificance.
Chain of Events Leading to World War II
Reading Assessment #1:
- Explain the connections between Lebensraum and Hitler's racial theories.
- What was Hitler's justification for rearmament and withdrawal from the League of Nations?
- Provide two examples of how the League of Nations failed to adequately deal with growing tensions prior to World War I.
- What was Mussolini's reasoning for attacking Ethiopia?
- Provide as many examples of appeasement as you can leading up to World War II. Start with the re-militarization of the Rhineland. Be sure to explain the significance (impact, mistake, and/or consequence) of each.
- Identify the following in regard to the Spanish Civil War: causes, major players, various country's involvement, and outcomes.
- Define Anschluss.
- What was the result of the Munich Conference? What was the great tragedy of the conference? Were the French and British naive?
- Explain the purpose of the Nazi-Soviet Pact.
- In your own words explain the map on page 946.
- T/F: Through 1943 the allied powers agreed to fight until the enemy surrendered unconditionally and to continue cooperating after the war in a united-nations organization. Support your answer.
- According to your book the most important decision in Tehran was that the "Big Three" chose Europe's west coast as the main point of attack instead of the Mediterranean. Why is this important?
- Who are the "Big Three"?
- What agreement did Churchill and Stalin come to in regards to the USSR's advancement in the Balkans?
- What solution did the "Big Three" negotiate for Eastern Europe? What were the concerns of the western powers? Of Stalin?
- Summarize the section on Yalta.
- How was the leadership different at Potsdam than at Yalta and Tehran?
- What was the purpose of Potsdam?