World History Homework Twelve Answers - Student 1

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6. During World War II, both sides adopted the use of encryption and secret codes to send troop movement signals and plan attacks without the knowledge of their enemy. The Enigma machine, invented by the Germans at the end of World War I, was used to convert messages into a secret code, which could then be decoded by another machine to reveal the original message. Through Polish mathematician Marian Rejewski, who first broke the complex Enigma codes in 1932 and shared the discovery with Great Britain and France, the Allies succeeded in anticipating German military maneuvers. This code-breaking effort “Ultra” contributed, perhaps decisively, to the defeat of Nazi Germany and the war.

Superb answer.

7. While history cannot reproduce strictly the exact occurrences twice, it certainly has played out similar events with different people and different settings. From ancient times to present day, empires and nations have risen and fallen due to the greed of dictators and the corruption of society. The example of communism and its failure to meet utopian expectations repeat in the attempts of the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea. In each case, people end up trying to escape from the tyrannical government because its programs promote nothing but bloodshed, poverty, and deterioration for the country.


8. “Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” — André Gide. To predict the future, one must first look back to the past. By learning about world history and the mistakes made previously, people can take warning to avoid such consequences again. For example, as world leaders understand the mistake of Germany in naming Adolf Hitler chancellor, thus allowing him full control and oppression of the people, they can keep in mind the fatal danger of appointing a single, powerful dictator over a nation.

That's a very insightful quotation -- good choice as the first sentence of your answer here. Well done.

Terms: Blitzkrieg, Marian Rejewski, “Ultra”, Pearl Harbor Attack, Korematsu v. United States,

Good selection of terms.
Grade: 50/50. Very good finish to the written assignments!--Andy Schlafly 18:01, 10 December 2011 (EST)