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History 102. Final exam study guide.Possible essay topics: -cards/Two new countries emerged on the map of Europe between the years 1848 and 1871: Italy and Germany. How did this happen? What roles did Cavour and Bismarck play in these processes? What were their plans and how did these plans worked? Compare and contrast these two politicians, their specific plans, and actions. Did the Italian and German unification change the political map of Europe? How so?Write an essay discussing the major technological inventions and scientific developments associated with the second industrial revolution (the age of steel) andtheir impact on the European society? What period does this term refer to? Make sure to analyze the revolution’s impact on the wealthy, the middle classes, workers, and peasants. How did the second industrial revolution differ from the first industrial revolution? What were some of the similarities between the two?Write an informative essay about the causes and consequences of the new imperialism for Europe and for the world. How did various supporters of European imperialism justify their calls for their countries’ colonial expansion into other continents? Make sure to provide specific examples of imperialist proposals and policies of various European powers to support your arguments.At the height of WW I two revolutions convulsed Russia and its society (the February Revolution of 1917 and the October Revolution of 1917). What were their causes and effects? How did these revolutions differ from each other? What new regime emerged in Russia after the October Revolution and how significant was its creation for Europe and the world? What were the direct and long-term consequences for Germany of losing World War I? Consider the political upheaval, the unwillingness of the German people to admit defeat, terms of the peace settlement, and economic hardships right after the war (until 1923). Do you believe that World War I was the direct cause of World War II? Explain your view. Extreme hate from treaty of versaillesCompare and contrast two of these European totalitarian regimes: Mussolini’s
Fascist Italy, Stalinist Soviet Union, Hitler’s Nazi Germany. Make sure to provide ideological background as well as discuss important domestic and foreign policies of each regime you choose to analyze. What was the impact of these regimes on Europe and the world?Summarize the decisions taken at Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences regarding postwar Europe, including specific countries (Germany, Poland, other states). How did these decisions affect a political map of Europe and the world afterWorld War II? Be as specific as possible with your answersTeheran 1943- capital city of iran (called persia back then), occupied by both british and russian forces, stalin refused to leave russia all his life (very paranoid about his survival)Independent countryMade plans for the rest of the warStalin came up with argument- ussr only major country fighting germans in europe

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