World History Homework Eleven Answers - Student Four

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1. What was the "Great War," and why was it called that? Who was on each side?

The Great War was World War I. It was called the Great War, because it was assumed to be the war to end all wars. There were two sides involved in the war, the Allies and the Central Powers. On the side of the Allies was Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan and the United States, beginning in 1917. The Central Powers were comprised of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman empire.

Good, note that Italy switched sides.

SUBSTITUTE: H5. What is your view of the United States entering World War I?

In a war as large as the first World War, getting caught up in it is nearly unavoidable. It is inevitable that world powers will someday clash, and try to bring the others down. I think America made a good choice in entering World War I, though I think we should have entered earlier. By an earlier entry, many innocent lives could have been saved, and Germany could have been stopped before it gained as much power.

Excellent, may use as a model.

SUBSTITUTE: H3. What is your view of secret alliances among nations? Be sure to address the role of such alliances in starting World War I.

Secret alliances can be a good and bad thing, but the bad far outweighs the good. Secret alliances are largely responsible for World War I, because once one nation enters the war, all of its allies usually follow suit.

Right, may use as a model.

4. When, where, why, and by whom did the Communist Revolution occur?

The Communist Revolution began in Russia in 1917, by Lenin. Until this point, Russia had been governed by Czars, and the people wanted a change. Lenin offered a new world, in which all were equal, and the people believed him, which eventually led to the downfall of the Russian Empire.


SUBSTITUTE: H1. Concerning "work", which do you prefer, the motto of Captain John Smith or of Leon Trotsky?

I wholeheartedly agree with the motto of Captain John Smith, "He that will not work shall not eat," as opposed to the motto of Leon Trotsky, "Those who do not obey do not eat." Obeying is a controversial term. What, exactly, does one mean, when they say 'obey'? Do they mean, just following an specific order, then being free to do as you wish, or being as a dog, silent and waiting for the next command? Working, on the other hand, is every man for himself, but working as a unit. This is the basis of capitalism, in which every man has an equal chance to make something of himself and be his own master.

Excellent, may use as a model.

6. Describe a European colony in the 20th century, and what happened to it.

New Zealand helped Britain during World War I, by assisting with the Gallipoli campaign, which failed bitterly and left resentment from the colony behind. New Zealand was also asked to supply troops to aid the war effort. New Zealand has become a great country today and is fairly capitalistic.

Superb, could use this as a model.

7. Current events question: Do you think our economic problems today are -- or are not -- similar to the Great Depression? Explain by including some history about the Great Depression.

The economic problems today are far from being as serious as the Great Depression, which began in 1929, when the stock market crashed, and lasted until the 1940s. The true Great Depression did not actually begin until 1932, when unemployment shot up to 13,000,000. The Great Depression was largely due to overreaction on the part of the government, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'New Deal' approach. This was also when the Welfare program was introduced, as well as public housing. I think history is repeating itself, in that President Obama's policy is eerily like F.D.R.'s, and I think this spells disaster for the future. So, no. I do not think the present economic situation is like the Great Depression, but I think it may be like that in the future, if Obama keeps on the same road he's on.

Superb answers, with more than one as a possible model. 70/70.--Andy Schlafly 23:04, 25 April 2009 (EDT)