World History Homework Eleven Answers - Student Seven
1. What was the "Great War," and why was it called that? Who was on each side?
The “Great War” was a brutal war that divided the most powerful countries in the world against each other. It was called the “Great War” because it was the first war that really divided the world. The Central Powers were made up of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire. The other side was the Allies, which was made up of Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan and eventually the United States.
2. Who won World War I? Explain the outcome.
The Allies won the “Great War” or World War I in 1918. Although the fighting was over, the terms of peace were not resolved. Unfortunately, when the terms were eventually resolved, Germany was treated unfairly. They were not allowed to join the League of Nations and they had to give up all its colonies in Africa and the Pacific. If the Allies had not let revenge blind them, World War II may have never happened.
- Correct again!
3. Pick your favorite battle of the War and describe it.
The battle of Gallipoli was very interesting. The Allies attempted to push Turkey out of the war, but the Allies didn’t do their homework on the Turks or the Turkish terrain. Even though the Allies outnumbered the Turks by quite a bit, they were defeated because the Turks were incredible fighters and they knew the land and terrain much better. This battle shows that having more soldiers doesn’t necessarily mean victory for that side.
4. When, where, why, and by whom did the Communist Revolution occur?
The Communist Revolution took place in the 1917 in St. Petersburg, Russia and was lead by Lenin. His goal was to give power to the factory workers and give the wealth to the poor.
- Good, concise answer. You might add that Lenin's goals, and the communist goals, included seizing power and controlling the country.
5. Pick an aspect of "Science and Art in the Early 20th Century" and describe it, along with your view.
I believe that Social Darwinism was very bad. Its view was that everything was relative. This view is absurd. Everything cannot be relative. It is a very misguiding view that has really hurt Christianity.
- Good, but you're mixing evolutionism with relativism, which are two separate concepts.
6. H1. Concerning "work", which do you prefer, the motto of Captain John Smith or of Leon Trotsky?
Captain John Smith’s motto was both practical and motivating, while Leon Trotsky’s was intimidating and impractical. I prefer John Smith’s motto.
7.H2. What was the best thing that happened in the early part of the 20th century (as covered by the lecture), and what was the worst?
The best thing that happened in the early part of the 20th century was the great advance of mathematical knowledge that Albert Einstein uncovered. The worst part of the early 20th century was how unfairly Germany was treated in terms of peace for WWI.
- Good work, with at least one model. Well done! 70/70.--Andy Schlafly 09:11, 26 April 2009 (EDT)