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1

What were Hitler's political techniques?

-Strong language
-emotion/reason
-anger/aggression
-heard chants and songs from the people hearing the speech
-intimidation
-scapegoating

2

What were the Problems of the Weimar that needed to be fixed?

-Communist Atheism
-Chaos/Desperation
-Versailles
-Foreign threat
-Weak
-Radical political parties
-Weimar
-Foreign Jews/Capitalism

3

What were Hitler and the Nazis promises?

-Protect Christianity
-Coordinate all aspects of life
-Reject Versailles
-Rebuild Military
-Protection/security
-Powerful/Independent Germany
-Unity (political)
-Recover lands and people
-Provide a work force and create jobs
-Protect business with high force tariffs
-Purge of non-Aryan

4

What are the three main themes of Fascism?

-Extreme nationalism
-Extreme conservatism
-totalitarian government

5

What happens when people are in a depression?

People lose property, jobs, and money. Suicide rates were at an all-time high. Marriage and birth rates were at an all-time low rate because people were heavily depressed. “Desperate people do desperate things.”

6

What made the Great Depression "great"?

In Germany, there was a 50% unemployment rate, and in the US there is a 33% unemployment rate. England had 18% and France had 12% unemployment rates. It was a worldwide phenomena. It was also a long depression, as it was for 8-10 years.

7

What is an economic depression?

A slow economic period (drop in demand). It is marked by high unemployment.

8

What years did the Great Depression take place?

1929-1938

9

What were the causes of World war I?

-Imperialism (Austria-Hungary wanting Serbia)
-Nationalism
-Militarism
-Alliances

10

How was World War I fought? Describe the problem created when war technology surpassed the understanding of how to use it.

Trench Warfare-technology had surpassed the ability to use it, when tanks came in use a few years later. Some others were given military limits.

11

How were the “losers” treated at the end of WWI?

Treaty of Versailles caused some of the losers to pay reparations and some lost land. Germany had to pay a $30B reparations, the most money by any country at the time.

12

Why did this “war to end all wars” lead to another future war?

Versailles was a bad ruling to the other countries. They wanted revenge later, Germany was one after they had their bad reparations to pay.

13

When did WWI take place?

1914-1919

14

What is imperialism?

a policy of extending a country’s economic, social, political, and power by gaining control over other countries.

15

Why are some nations able to control others?

-better military strategies
-alliances can create a bigger group of countries in your network
-good leadership with a powerful government
-larger population
-better industrialized

16

How does imperialism lead to conflict and between whom does the conflict exist?

The conflict between the powerful imperialists against the weaker imperialees. Evolution wars or Rebellion wars.

17

What was the time period of Imperialism?

1840-1915

18

What is the difference between competition and conflict? Provide an example that applies to the concept of industrialization

Competition is the act of going up against another nation in the thick of a conflict to win the conflict.
Competition:
-goal is to win
-has rules
-if you break rules, you get penalized

Conflict:
-when you play outside the rules
-a country is overtaken
-example is stealing rather than trading
-crossing the line of the rules
-can lead to war

19

What is the problem with acquiring/meeting these needs of an Industrial Revolution?

If the supply is over the demand, then the prices will be inflated. Once the needs are already met, then the war ended and we could scale back on war time goods, which would save money for the nation. Because we industrialized, it was easier to produce war time goods because war costs a lot of money. All of the needs mentioned above are limited, so we need to beat out other countries to have them.

20

Name 3 ways US was involved with WWII before the war started.

-The Washington Conference
-The embargo on Japan with the ABCD encirclement
-Immigration quota to Asia

21

What are the needs of industrial development?

-natural resources
-manpower to supply a more industrialized nation
-transportation for the materials
-money in the form of capital
-other types of markets
Factories/buildings/machines
-communication