World History Homework Twelve Answers - Student Eleven
1. World War II: when, where, who and why? Explain. World War II, the Second World War was a military conflict which involved the majority of the World. There were two opposing military alliances in World War II, the Allies, and Axis. The Allies contained the British Empire, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States. The three major powers in the Axis were Germany, Italy, and Japan. The war began when Germany invaded Poland in 1939 and continued until 1945 when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
2. Compare and contrast communism and fascism, with at least two examples of how they are similar and two examples of how they differ. Communism and fascism differ in multiple ways. Many say that they are opposites because they have very few things in common. Some of the differences between the two are wealth and social classes. Communism hated wealth and opposed different social classes, whereas fascism encouraged social classes and the creation of wealth thinking it would make the nation stronger. There aren’t many similarities between communism and fascism except that both used a dictator and demanded complete allegiance to the state ruler, rather than to God, and both had a disdain for individual freedom and human rights.
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3. Why do you think Hitler and his supporters killed so many people? Explain. Hitler was a very evil man who craved power. In 1934 Hitler began killing hundreds of Germans who had opposed him, and he was completely against the Jews, blaming them for all of Germany’s problems. In 1938 the Nazis conducted a massive pogrom in a thousand German towns that attacked Jewish people in their homes and destroyed their businesses. Hitler was so eager to have power that he destroyed anything that got in his way.
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4. Discuss the effect of communism spreading to China. The rise of communism in China was led by a man named Mao Zedong. Communism was not a good thing for China. Many people lost land and Mao forced peasants to work on farms for many years. Once Mao implemented the “Great Leap Forward” which was where he established large collective farms composed of 25,000 people working on thousands of acres per farm, people started working less and less because they had no initiative to work, due to living in communal housing.
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5. Describe any aspect of the Cold War or the Korean War or the Spanish Civil War (with reference to Orwell, if you like). The Cold War took place after World War II and ended in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. It received its name because no shots were fired between the two large nations. The war began because of the hostility between communism and capitalism, the United States and the Soviet Union.
6. How did technological advances or insights help the Allied forces? Be specific. Technological advances helped the Allies win World War II. The American General George Patton had perfected the art of lightning-fast tank maneuvers and unrestrained aggression, and was greatly feared by the Germans. I think that because of his talent the Allies had a much better chance of winning, and without him they may not have been able to win the war.
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7. Should the United States have entered World War II in Europe? Discuss. I think that the United States did the right thing by entering World War II. Germany wanted power so bad that they kept conquering many nations, and they would have kept fighting to win more. The United States might have been one of the only chances the world had to defeat Germany, because it was considered to be one of the largest and strongest countries in the world.
- Superb answers! Concise and right on point. Among the best in the class. 70/70. Congratulations on your superb finish!--Andy Schlafly 14:58, 4 May 2009 (EDT)