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World History Volume 2, from 1400

Application and Reflection Questions

World History Volume 2, from 1400Application and Reflection Questions

Application and Reflection Questions

1 .
How did the Paris Peace Conference and the Washington Naval Conference reestablish the international order in Europe and Asia?
2 .
What were the long-ranging effects of World War I on the global economy? How did actions taken in the immediate aftermath of the war influence these outcomes?
3 .
How did the average Russian worker’s life change under Stalin? Did workers regard Stalin as a villain or a savior? Why?
4 .
Is loss of personal freedom in exchange for an improved standard of living an acceptable trade-off? Why or why not? What might a Russian in the 1930s have said?
5 .
To what extent should a government help its citizens in times of economic crisis? Why?
6 .
Is a planned economy a solution to the problem of economic depression? Why or why not? If it is, should Western countries soften their commitment to free enterprise? Why or why not?
7 .
How do the European decisions made in the aftermath of World War I continue to affect Asia and Africa today?
8 .
Was the current conflict between the Jewish people and the Palestinians inevitable? Why or why not?
9 .
How did liberties and civil rights expand in Asia during the 1920s and 1930s?
10 .
What would have drawn people in China to either the Nationalist or the Communist cause? What type of person may have been drawn to each? Why?
11 .
In what ways were the new forms of culture in the 1920s and 1930s reflections of people’s political concerns?
12 .
In what ways were flappers a reaction to World War I?
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