The Roaring 20s
1. In using the term Roaring 20s, to what are we referring exactly? Try to
define this concept geographically, socially, and culturally.
The roaring 20s is a time of prosperity. This was due to many factors like new
automobile and new infr
World War 1
Towards the stalemate:
1. Russian Front
2. Western Front
3. Life in the trenches
From European War to World War
Breaking the stalemate?
2. The somme
3. The horrors or modern warfare
World war 1 is a new kind of war, there was nothing
20th Century World to 1945 Class Notes 1 European Imperialism
- British Empire
- French Empire
- Causes of European Imperialism
- Consequences of European Imperialism
- This was the largest and most powerful empire at the time. The
20th Century World to 1945 Class Notes 3 Causes of World War 1
Long Term Causes:
Arms Race: This arms race contributed to rising tensions between Britain and Germany. One of
the main concerns of the British Empire was to maintain control over the sea. The
20th Century World to 1945 Class Notes 4 First Phase
- Main advantage that Russia has against Germany: manpower. And yet, the Germans still won because
- Although they ach
2. Why did the Ottoman Empire decline?
Traditional cultural theories
o Technical schools
o Army reforms
o Conservative forces
3. What was the significance of the Yo
The Bolshevik Revolution
1. What were the structural causes and immediate triggers of the Tsars
abdication and the Russian Revolution?
The February revolution is what triggered the Tsar abdication and is what
started the Russian Revolution. The February r
Prelude to World War II
1. How might the period before World War II be viewed as Hitlers Diplomatic
Hitlers Diplomatic Offensive was from 1933 and his plan was to make Germany
stronger. There was two folds to do this first investing all German
Hitlers Rise to Power
1. How did Hitlers childhood and early life impact his political views?
He had a very harsh father that use to beat him as a kid
His dad was anti-Semite so that led Hitler to be as well
World war 1 experience
Grew in deprived condi
Europe Between the Wars
1. The period from 1919-1938 in European history is often termed the Age
of Illusions. What is meant by this term?
It is called the age of illusions in the sense that people were ignoring the fact
that the Treaty of Versailles was
Stalin and Russian Industrialization
1. How did Stalin use Lenins illness to his advantage?
In Lenins testament the next person in line to take power was suppose to be
Trotsky. Lenin feared Stalin and knew he was evil and could see that he
wouldnt be a go
The Great Depression
1. According to convention, what event triggered the Great Depression? In
addition to this trigger, what other structural forces and events contributed
to this economic calamity and its spread through the world?
The main trigger to th
War in the Pacific
1. Which event pulled the USA into World War II and marked the opening
of the Pacific War?
Attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan.
2. How was Pearl Harbor both a tactical victory and a strategic defeat for
War in Europe I and II
1. What event sparked the commencement of World War II?
The invasion of Poland is what started the war as a military campaign. Even
though there was nothing that Britain and France could do since it was
geographically impossible for
Treaty of Versailles
1. How did the harsh reality of trench warfare impact the troops, the civilian
population, and spur reflection on the nationalist sentiments that had propelled
Europeans to war? The Great War was often described as a total war. In wha
The Rise of Fascism
1. Why were the democracies that emerged after World War I structurally weak?
What tumultuous events and internal weaknesses impacted the circumstances of
The Treaty of Versailles had intended to craft a new order in E
20th Century World to 1945 Class Notes 2 Rise of US and Japan
- In South Africa, Dutch settlers called the Boers lived there. The British came in to mine their gold
which they opposed but lost.
- The interesting thing about this conflict is that