Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Global II: Homework due Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 (yes, all of it)

Chapter 28 Vocabulary is also due, posted last week.  Quiz when we get back.

Writing Assignment #1:
Write a "three page paper" discussing the causes & effects of the Opium War on both China & England.

Writing Assignment #2:
Write a "three page paper" discussing the causes & effects of the Meiji Era on Japan.

In addition, all the work that follows is due:

Chapter 29 Section 1:

The Stage is Set for War (pp. 742-6)

  1. Why did nationalism increase rivalries between European nations?
  2. How did imperialism bring Europe close to war?
  3. How are nationalism and militarism connected?
  4. Why did the Triple Alliance develop?
  5. Why did the Triple Entente develop?
  6. Why is the Balkans known as the “powder keg” of Europe?
  7. How did nationalism affect the Balkans?
  8. How did Serbian nationalism affect the nations around Serbia?
  9. Why did Russia mobilize against Austria?


Chapter 29 Section 2:

War Consumes Europe (pp. 747-51)

  1. How did the alliance system pull Europe into war?
  2. Why was speed vital to the success of the Schlieffen Plan?
  3. Why did Britain declare war on Germany?
  4. Why do some people consider the first Battle of the Marne to be the single most important event of the war?
  5. Why was “no man’s land” given this name?
  6. How was the war on the Eastern Front different from the one on the Western Front?
  7. Why was Russia’s war effort near collapse by 1916?


Chapter 29 Section 3:

War Affects the World (pp. 752-7)

  1. Why did the Allies believe the Dardanelles were important?
  2. How were the colonies involved the war effort?
  3. Why was unrestricted submarine warfare a problem for the Allies?
  4. Why is the Zimmerman Note the “last straw” for America?
  5. How did total war affect the people of warring nations?
  6. Why was propaganda used by both sides?
  7. How did WWI affect women?
  8. Why did Russia withdraw form the war?
  9. How did Russia’s withdrawal affect Germany?
  10. Why did the fighting stop?


Chapter 29 Section 4:

A Flawed Peace (pp. 758-63)

  1. Why did Wilson believe that the Fourteen Points were necessary?
  2. Why was the League of Nations established?
  3. How did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany?
  4. How did the Treaty of Versailles change the map of Europe?
  5. How did the Treaty of Versailles change the map of the Middle East?
  6. Why is the Treaty of Versailles often called “a peace built on quicksand?”
  7. How did the war affect European society?
  8. How did the war affect Europe’s economy?
  9. Why were people disillusioned after WWI?
    Chapter 29
    1. Militarism
    2. Triple Alliance
    3. Kaiser Wilhelm II
    4. Triple Entente
    5. Central Powers
    6. Allies
    7. Western Front
    8. Trench Warfare
    9. Eastern Front
    10. Unrestricted Submarine Warfare
    11. Total War
    12. Rationing
    13. Propaganda
    14. Armistice
    15. Fourteen Points
    16. Self-Determination
    17. Treaty of Versailles
    18. League of Nations
    REMEMBER!  When a vocabulary word is a person you need to know where they are from and why they are important enough to be in your textbook!
    Chapter 29:
    “Regents Connections”
    1. How did nationalism platy a role in WWI?
    2. How did imperialism play a role in WWI?
    3. How did technology play a role in WWI?
    4. To what extent were the issues that caused WWI resolved?
    5. How did WWI raise fundamental questions regarding justice and human rights?
    6. Why is WWI considered a “turning point” in history?
    7. What role did women play during WWI?
    8. Why might the Germans, French, and British view the causes of WWI differently?


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