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1: Jules Ferry
Jules Ferry was Prime Minister of France as that nation
launched its imperial expansion. In a
debate with member of the French Parliament, Ferry Defends the decision to
expand. Read his remarks and respond to
the following questions:
According to Ferry, what recent developments in world trade
have made it urgent for France to have colonies?
What arguments against imperialism have been raised by
Ferry’s critics? How does he counter
What non-economic arguments does Ferry offer in favor of
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Week 2: Case Study
#2: Versailles: The Allies’ “Last Horrible Triumph”
This week, you will read the comments of the German
Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference on the conditions of the peace which
ended World War 1. Please click on the link below to view the article. Many have argued that it was the way World
War 1 ended which made World War 2 inevitable. Read the document and answer the
following questions:
According to the authors of Germany’s complaint, how will
various provisions of the treaty hurt Germany’s economy?
In Germany’s view, how would the country have been treated
differently if the principles they attribute to President Wilson had been
To what higher “fundamental laws” does the
document appeal to in order to strengthen German assertions?
Do you agree with the authors of the document that Germany
was being poorly treated? What response to their complaints might defenders of
the treaty have made?
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Week 3: Case Study:
The Democrat and The Dictator
Franklin Roosevelt and Adolph Hitler both came to power in
1933. They found themselves in charge of
nations still suffering from the consequences of World War 1 and the Great
Depression. Unemployment in the US was
nearly 25%, while nearly one-third of Germany’s workforce had been idled.
Americans and Germans had opted for new leadership in 1933
and were now looking to their new leaders for solutions, and perhaps a new
vision of the future. Both FDR’s
Inaugural address and Hitler’s first address as Chancellor of Germany have been
analyzed for their similarities and differences. Now it’s our turn!
In 2-3 pages, do the
Read both speeches and give an assessment of what these two
leaders thought was the cause of the problems their countries faced. Provide
quotes to support your view.
Using quotes from both speeches, tell how each leader
intended to deal with:
Banking, finance and in general, the economy
Foreign Policy
Finally, in a concluding statement, tell where think these
leaders find common ground in terms of their proposed solutions, and what you
think their vision is with regard to the power of their position.
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Complete your Case Study in a Word document, approximately
300–400 words in length.
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Week 4 Midterm
1. Analyze how World
War 1 changed the economic, social, and political landscapes in the affected
nations. Use examples to explain how the war affected men and women, government
power, and the economy.
Question 2. Identify and describe the major cultural changes
in the Soviet Union from 1917–1932. Give special attention to the New Economic
Policy (NEP) of 1921–1928 and the first Five-Year Plan of 1928–1932. Use
historical examples to support your answer. How successful were Stalin’s
collectivization policies and the first Five-Year Plan by 1932–1933?
Question 3.Describe the rise of fascism in Germany. Indicate
the conditions present in Germany that made it possible for Hitler to come to
power. Then describe the Nazi persecution of German Jews leading up to WW2.
Analyze how the Nazi government translated its hatred of the Jews into policies
and practicies that in 1938 had forced over 100,000 Jews to flee.
Question 4. Compare and contrast the empires of Germany and
Japan before the outbreak of World War II. Identify and describe the leadership
qualities of their respective leaders. Make sure you use enough historical
details to support your answer.

Week 5: Case Study:
Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
There are many ways to get a feel for the events of the 20th
Century. One way is through the analysis
of primary source documents. Few
documents set the stage for the second half than Winston Churchill’s 1946
speech in Fulton, Missouri. Officially
entitled “The Sinews of Peace”, it came to be known as “The Iron
Curtain Speech”, in which Churchill laid out the challenges for the West
in general, and the US and Britain in particular, regarding what would soon be
known as the Cold War. Your assignment
this week is to not just read Churchill’s speech, but read between the lines to
answer the following questions in a well written 2-3 page document:
Churchill believed the Soviet Union “desires the fruits
of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines.” How might those expansionist desires
challenge the Western principle of national political self determination, a
cause it championed during World War 2?
Churchill’s speech acknowledged “Russia’s need to be
secure on her western borders,” but at the same time it raises concerns
about Soviet actions in Eastern Europe.
Was Churchill being inconsistent? Or did he provide concrete justifications
for those concerns?
In his speech, Churchill asserted “There is nothing
they (the Russians) admire so much as strength, and nothing for which they have
less respect for than military weakness.” If he wasn’t advocating a direct
military confrontation with the Soviet Union, then what is he saying?
Churchill delivered this speech to an American audience, but
after reading it one might conclude it could have been given in any western
country. Why did he pick the US?
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Week 6: Case Study:
Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Independence
Was Ho Chi Minh a Communist? To many Americans he was. But
to many Vietnamese he was a nationalist hero, and to even a few Americans he
was that as well, plus a friend, and ally and a comrade in arms during World
War 2. It may be hard to paint Ho with
any color other than gray, and now, nearly 50 years after his death and 40
years after the end of the American war in Vietnam, even that color has faded
with time. What we do have are his words.
The link below will take you the speech Ho Chi Minh gave on
September 2, 1945, in which he proclaimed Vietnam’s independence, and its
arrival on the world stage.
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In 2-3 pages, address the following:
Minh’s speech proclaiming Vietnam’s independence contains a
demand that the free world support that independence in part as payment for
services rendered during World War 2.
What ‘service’ did Vietnam render during that conflict?
Minh claimed that Vietnam’s independence is consistent with
the philosophical principles which the Allies claimed were paramount during
World War 2. What principles was Minh
referring to, and did he make references to occasions where those principles
were reasserted?
In the speech, Minh mentioned crimes committed by the French
during their occupation of Vietnam.
Which crimes, as you read them, were in your opinion most severe and
justified Vietnamese independence?

Week 7: Case Study:
Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1988 UN Speech
If the pace of improving US-Soviet relations seemed rapid,
Mikhail Gorbachev’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly would shift
the process into overdrive. In this
remarkable oration, which you can find by clicking on the link below, Gorbachev
emphatically declared that all nations must have the freedom to choose their
own destiny, that ideology had no place in foreign affairs, and that great
powers should renounce the use of force in international relations. Review his speech.
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In 2-3 pages, address the following:
Why did Gorbachev choose the United Nations as his forum for
this speech?
What did Gorbachev mean by “de-ideologizing relations
among states? What implications did this have for superpower relations?
Why did he say that “force no longer can…be an
instrument of foreign policy”? What implications did this have for the
Soviet bloc?
What did he foresee as the future role of the superpowers in
the world and the future relationship between them?

Week 8 final exam
Question 1.1. (TCO 6) The Versailles Treaty officially ended
World War I. What did it do specifically? (Points : 4)

Made France admit responsibility for starting the war

Required Austria-Hungary to pay reparations

Forced Germany to surrender territory

All of the above

Question 2.2. (TCO 6) The main fronts in World War I were in
(Points : 4)

France and Russia .

Germany and Austria.

Italy and Greece.

Africa and Asia.

Question 3.3. (TCO 5) All of the following were major
factors that helped the Reds to win the Russian Civil War except (Points : 4)

peasants and minority nationalities feared a White victory
more than a Red one.

Whites wanted to continue World War I.

Bolsheviks controlled the heartland of Russia.

Whites were not unified as well as Bolsheviks.

Question 4.4. (TCO 5) Hitler justified Germany’s aggression
by stating that (Points : 4)

Germans had the right to conquer inferior peoples.

he wanted to preserve order in Czechoslovakia.

he wanted to spread communism in Austria and other

he felt that other European leaders approved of his

Question 5.5. (TCO 9) What city was divided during the Cold
War and became a hotspot for espionage and intrigue? (Points : 4)





Question 6.6. (TCO 9) How did the Korean War start? (Points
: 4)

Communist troops from South Korea attacked North Korea.

Communist troops from North Korea attacked South Korea.

China attacked United Nations troops.

North and South Korea were divided after a bitter civil war.

Question 7.7. (TCO 8) What was the intention of the Marshall
Plan? (Points : 4)

To rebuild the military power of western Europe

To help the Japanese economy recover from the war

To rebuild the economies of war-shattered Europe

To prevent the spread of Communism into Africa and Asia

Question 8.8. (TCO 6) One of the most important non-Indian
voices supporting partition in 1947 was (Points : 4)

Mohandas Gandhi.

Jawaharlal Nehru.

Osama bin Laden.

Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

Question 9.9. (TCO 2) The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait led to
(Points : 4)

the 1991 Gulf War.

closer Iraqi and U.S. relations.

the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.

the downfall of the Saudi Arabian monarchy.

Question 10.10. (TCO 2) Following the Arab-Israeli 1967 war,
(Points : 4)

the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to negotiate.

the Israelis demanded direct negotiations, and the Arabs
demanded Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories prior to

the Arabs demanded Israeli withdrawal from the occupied
territories and face-to-face negotiations.

the United States and U.S.S.R. negotiated a settlement to
the conflict.

Question 11.11. (TCO 4) Which of the following was not a
program initiated by Gorbachev after 1985? (Points : 4)

Capitalist investment in Russia


Land ownership for the peasants


Question 12.12. (TCO 4) The only Eastern European country
that had widespread bloodshed in 1989 was (Points : 4)





Question 13.13. (TCO 7) Al-Qaeda was organized to (Points :

destroy the World Trade Center.

expel U.S. businesses and military power from Saudi Arabia.

support the Taliban government.

spread Islamic fundamentalism to Europe and the United

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Question 1.1. (TCO 10) Match the terms in Column I with the
descriptions in Column II.

(Points : 18)

Potential Matches:

1 : black civil rights leader during the 1960s

2 : onetime leader of Israel

3 : onetime leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization

4 : last leader of the Soviet Union

5 : populist president of Argentina during the 1940s and

6 : former dictator of Cuba


: Yasser Arafat

: Golda Meir

: Fidel Castro

: Mikhail Gorbachev

: Juan Peron

: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Question 2.2. (TCO 3) Match the terms in Column I with the
descriptions in Column II.

(Points : 18)

Potential Matches:

1: policy of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev authorizing
Soviet intervention in socialist states to maintain communist rule

2: Cold War collective security treaty linking the United
States and Western Europe

3: a global economic organization designed to encourage the
influence of market forces on world trade and production.

4: the precursor to the European Union, a postwar system of
economic integration among western European states

5: an ongoing process by which regional economies,
societies, and cultures have become integrated


: Globalization


: European Economic Community

: Brezhnev Doctrine

: World Trade Organization

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Question 1. 1.

(TCO 1, 2) In essay form, provide two examples of how total
war was practiced during World War 1; one on the battlefield and one on the
home front. Nationalism also played a role in the cause of the war; provide an
example. Finally, give two specific examples of how the end of WW1 changed
either the political or the geographic landscape of Europe.

Question 2. 2. (TCO 5, 11) Identify and describe two events
which led to the Second World War.

Then analyze significant ways in which World War II changed
the world. Make sure you use enough historical details to support your answer.

Question 3. 3. (TCOs 9, 10) Despite the dangers of Cold War
life, there were moments when the superpowers put aside ideological
differences. The word to describe those moments is Détente. Define Détente, and
evaluating the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan presidencies, identify three events in
which US and the Soviet Union engaged in détente-like activities.

Question 4. 4.

(TCOs 4, 8) Identify and explain the internal and external
challenges facing Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviet Union in the last years of
the Cold War. Then explain how Perestroika and Glasnost were intended to
address those challenges. Use specific details to support your answer.