The first world war the remote proximate and

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Chapter 26, 27 The First World War The remote, proximate and immediate causes of The Great War. The first of the global modern wars made possible by the developments of the 19th Century, which destroyed the 19th Century civilization of Europe and left the "Continent" devastated, ripe for revolution. It opened the door for change in some colonial areas and set the pattern of conflict that remains today. Read: Civilization Chapters 28, The Revolutions against the Old Order Russia experienced a broad based spontaneous revolution from below in 1905 this led to some moderating reforms and hope for peaceful change, China and Mexico also experienced revolutionary changes. The First World War swept all else aside and precipitated a series of revolutions perhaps the most significant of which were the Russian Revolutions in 1917 which led to the formation of the Soviet Union. The Revolutions, their causes, and their consequences will be investigated. Some comparisons will be made with the French Revolution. Read: Civilization Chapter 29 The Totalitarian Revolutions and the Origin of the Second World War The pressures and disillusionment following the First World War and the subsequent economic crisis in 1929 all contributed to a new form of reaction and revolution from above in the emergence of totalitarian dictatorship. The regimes of Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler will be examined and compared with other dictatorships in Japan and China, see text book on each. The Second World War, The Two Towers What did the three dictators do to cause the Second World War? What did the "democracies" do or not do to cause the second war? What were the Remote, Proximate and Immediate causes of World War II? The world is drawn into a second, even more deadly global struggle. This time between an alliance of Fascist states and an alliance of democratic states each alliance taking allies where they found them. This conflict led to the complete prostration of the Europe and the devastation of China and Japan, and the death of another generation of young men and 10s of millions of civilians. Read: Read: Civilization Chapter 30, 31, also Extra Credit: Visit the Holocaust Museum at any time prior to this week The World in 1950 : Cold War, Decolonization and National Liberation---- Reaction and Revolution In the face of a vacuum created by the collapse of the western and Central European states, two superpowers emerge and confront each other supported by two huge alliances. The confrontation takes shape as the Cold War. The roots of the Cold War, the first stage of the Cold
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War, the doctrine of Containment, the Korean War, the Cuban Revolution, the Wars of "National Liberation", and came to hot war outbreaks in the Cold War. These hostile alliances compete for allies and exacerbate the collapse of the Industrialized nations' empires. The colonies of these empires scramble to gain independence through revolution, war, or democratic peaceful means.
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