You will find a web search dealing with the Cold War. The focus of this is Soviet Union and the United States. There are 28 questions. This assignment is due at the end of the class period in which it was assigned. You may work with one other person if you want.
Here are three readings from the Cold War and Beyond. First up is the Marshall Plan. This was the United States trying to rebuild Europe. Next reading is the Warsaw Pact. This is the Soviets response to NATO. And lastly a reading by Albert Camus. This illustrates some of the new philosophies that started to take shape after WWII.
Why did Marshall suggest such a sweeping measure of economic support?
What advantages would the United States gain from the realization of the Marshall Plan?
What connection was there between the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Cold War?
The Warsaw Security Pact
What reasons did the parties to the Warsaw Pact five for the formation of a military alliance?
What were the essential terms of the treaty, and in what ways did it reflect the Cold War ideological between the East and West?
Albert Camus: The Rebel
What values or purposes did he see in the penchant of each individual to rebel against society?
In view of Camus’ assertion that “the twentieth century revolution…is first of all a politics and an ideology,” why did he insist that concentration upon politics and ideologies was futile and unrealistic?
Answer the above questions in complete sentences and turn in via hard copy at the end of class on the prescribed day given by the instructor.
There will be five groups, one for each section in chapter 30. The groups will be assigned. Each group will create a summary of their section. The summary should include and leaders, any revolutions, any advancements in technology, any movement in colonization or decolonization.
The options for the summary are, but not limited to, Podcast, Prezi, Blog, iMovie, to name a few. Please avoid a PowerPoint. This will be due at the end of the hour in which it was assigned.
There is a new discussion post. This post deals with Nationalism and the World Wars. The post will close on 4/5 at 11:59 pm. Be sure to post on separate days to earn all the points possible.
Here are the readings for the Russian Revolution. Please email your responses to email@example.com
For the Provisional Government, there are three readings; Program of the Provisional, April Theses, and Speech to the Petrograd Soviet. For all readings answer the consider questions.
You may work with one other person to complete this activity. You will still be responsible for all the information in the activity. Click on the link below and answer the questions for the World War I Webquest. Please email your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org This activity is due on March 26 when class begins.
Here are several readings that describe the feelings and attitudes of people leading up to World War I. I have also posted several readings regarding the Alliance system that help contribute to the war. Please answer the following questions and email your responses to email@example.com
What were the essential features of Gambetta’s radicalism?
In what ways did his program reflect the French revolutionary tradition?
Why was Russia suffering an agrarian crisis?
Under what conditions were the contracting powers obligated to go to war on one another’s behalf?
Was the Triple Alliance essentially offensive or defensive?
Was the Entente Cordiale a firm military commitment like the Triple Alliance?
What specific Anglo-French differences was the Entente designed to resolve?
Why did the Germans claim the Entente Cordiale completed the “encirclement” of Germany?
On what grounds did Churchill claim that Britain’s fleet was a necessity while the German navy was luxury?
How did the Schlieffen’s memorandum reveal the fears generated by the legacy of the Bismarckian alliance system and the role of a united Germany in the European balance of power?
Here is a recap that will be helpful on the Ch 27/28 quiz. Be sure to read through this and take notes.