World History Homework Twelve Answers - Student Ten

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Nate H

April 30, 2009

World History

Homework Assignment 12

1. World War II began in the year 1931 when Japan started its invasion at Manchuria, China. Japan wanted to expand its economy and power, and they thought the best way to do that was to conquer and expand their lands. World War II was mostly fought on European soil. There were two sides: the allies and the axis. The Allies side consisted of the United States (which did not join the war till the attack on Pearl Harbor), Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R. The Axis powers consisted of Germany, Japan, and Italy.

Excellent, but mention when it ended. Also, 1931 is a bit early as a date for the start of WWII itself. 1939 is the more often-used date. (Minus 1).

2. Fascism is the political philosophy that elevates the nation and its ethnicity above the individual, and uses a dictator to impose economic and social regimentation and control. Communism is a socioeconomic structure and political ideology that promotes the establishment of egalitarian, classless, stateless society based on common ownership and control of the means of production and property in general. Both fascism and communism are similar in the sense the both have one central power, usually a dictator, and everyone had to do as they were told. They both are opposite in the sense in fascism your country comes first and not everyone is equal. In communism everyone is equal and on the same level, communists hated wealth.


3. I believe Hitler and his supporters killed many people because Hitler could did not want enemies. Anyone who defied him and his system should die. He was trying to change Germany almost into another Sparta.

Interesting analysis. Good use of prior history!

4. When communism spread to nationalism China, the Chinese nationalists were fighting World War II. A Civil war started in China that was between the Communists and the nationalists. Under the communistic rule, property was seized and distributed to the peasants. Peasants were forced to work on collectives farms, and women were treated like. Soon people began to work less and less because there was no private property as an incentive. Because of that a famine resulted which killed about 30 million Chinese people.

Excellent answer.

5. The Cold War began almost as soon as World War II ended. It started because of the Atomic Bomb. The U.S.S.R. had a scheduled date to start an invasion on Japan on approximately August 6, 1945. The United States asked the U.S.S.R. to postpone that date till August 15, 1945, and the U.S.S.R. agreed. Little did the U.S.S.R. know that the United States had developed an atomic weapon and as soon as the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the U.S.S.R. realized they had been deceived. Three days later on August 9, 1945, the U.S.S.R. started their invasion on Japan, but it was too late, Japan had already surrendered to the United States. Fearing for their lives, the U.S.S.R. started to build up a nuclear arsenal. The United States also built up their nuclear arsenal. None of the nuclear weapons that were produced were used on each other. Each side knew what a nuclear weapon could do to humanity because of the two atomic bombs that had been dropped on Japan. Another reason neither side launched their nuclear missiles against each other was because of a theory called Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). This theory stated that if the U.S.S.R., or the United States, launched their missiles at the other side, the other side would realize they were going to die and so they would launch all of their missiles. All of the missiles would and approximately the same time killing just about everyone on each side.

Terrific, may use as a model.

6. Technological advances helped the allied forces because it gave they better weapons and armor then the enemy. The Allies also developed radar which allowed them to know the positions of enemy ships, tanks, and planes.


7. The United States did the right thing entering World War II. First, it was in a depression, known as the Great Depression, and a war provided a great way out of it. Second, the Japanese, who was part of the Axis alliance, attacked us first. The United States did what anyone else would have done, attack back.

Terrific answers: 70/70. A very strong finish!--Andy Schlafly 23:07, 3 May 2009 (EDT)