Strayer 21 BPQs
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What explains the disasters that befell Europe in the first half of the 20th century?
1.the numerous (competitive states) that were a force in driving Europe's expanding influence in the world over the previous four centuries became a liability as they turned on one another in devastating wars within Europe.
2.The (industrial production) that underpinned Europe's wealth and power was used to fight destructive wars within Europe.
3.The (growing power of governments) and the (resources of their colonial empires) were directed toward warfare between European powers.
4.(Nationalism, communism, and fascism) all provided ideological motivations for war.
5.(The Great Depression) had an impact on all European economies, further destabilizing the region and adding to tensions within societies.
In what ways were the world wars a motor for change in the history of the 20th century?
1.The [destructive national hostilities] between European states that had led to the wars were dissipated following the Second World War.
2.The world wars led to the collapse of European colonial empires
3.brought the United States to center stage as a global power.
4.The needs of total war led to the expansion of government authority
5.the destruction wrought by the wars led to a widespread disillusionment among European intellectuals with their own civilization
6.the political map of the world was radically altered
7.communism emerged as an important political movement.
To what extent were the two world wars distinct and different conflicts, and in what ways were they related to each other? In particular, how did the first world war and its aftermath lay foundations for world war 2?
1.WW2 was more of a global conflict with independent origins in both Asia and Europe
2.new leaders, polit structures, and ideologies underpinned aggressive WW2 states
1.WW1 aftermath laid the foundations for WW2 (Treaty of Versailles humiliating terms for Germany, creating immense resentment in that country)
2.the treaty imposed heavy reparation payments on Germany that made the economic crisis of the Great Depression worse, strengthening the Nazi party
3.aftermath of WW1 laid the basis for a series of naval treaties that Jap leaders felt did not reflect Japs status as a 1st rank power, and it increased Jap colonial ambitions
4.Great Depression strengthened the conservative forces in Japan
In what ways did Europe's internal conflicts between 1914 and 1945 have global implications?
1.they led to a decline of Euro influence on the world stage
2.they facilitated the decolonization movements in Asia and Africa after WW1
3.they facilitated the spread of communism
4.the decline of Western Europe due to the strains of these conflicts transferred leadership of the West to the USA
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