By Christmas, I would like to kill off Hitler 🙂 so to speak. In other words, finish up the Second World War. In order to do that successfully, we need to look at the Causes of the Second World War. And, so we need to look at the world in the 1930s, a world that was slowly but harshly affected by the Great Depression. This will give us some insight into the long-term causes.

In your new books (“Peacemaking, peacekeeping – international relations 1918-1936” by Dailey and Williamson) review p.178-201 and answer the following questions (again this is a review): *Due Friday*

1. Take a look at the economic policies of the countries mentioned on p.178-201(including France in Source B), how did different countries respond (economically)? Make sure to include at least France and the US in your response.

2. According to Source A on p.179, which nation was most affected by the Gr Dep between 1929 and 1933? Why do you think so?

3. How did the Gr Dep affect different countries politically (including the U.S., based on the information in Source C)? Make sure to include at least the U.S. and Germany in your response.

4. According to your text, why had “Japan suffered more than many countries in the Great Depression”?

5. Why did Japan invade Manchuria (China)? Include the assessment of historian R.J. Overy in Source N.

6. What were the conclusions of the Lytton Commission?

7. Why did the Great Powers fail to protect China (include Source M in your response as well)?

8. How did the Manchurian Crisis lead to further conflict in Asia? i.e. what were the results/effects of the Manchurian Incident (long-term and short-term)? Use the sources on p. 199-201 in your response.

ppt for class on Friday: Man&Abyss.ppt

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