Below you will find a series of questions that will help you understand what transpired after the war. The information found from these questions, may be used in a quiz, test or exam. Answer in complete sentences when needed. This assignment needs to be completed if you want to do test retakes for Unit 7.
The War Beyond Europe p. 710
1. World War I would seem like a European or Western war
considering the main combatants. What made it a truly world war?
2. Other than Antarctica, what was the only continent not directly
involved in the war?
3. Why was Germany unable to fully take advantage of its colonies
like Britain or France?
4. Japan was Britain’s ally but it had a very selfish motive for
entering the war. What was it and what colonial power suffered as a
5. Why did the Young Turks/Ottomans side with Germany besides the
fact that Russia was Germany’s enemy?
6. Explain what the Armenian genocide was and the causes behind it.
7. How did America benefit from the war?
8. What action by the Germans brought America into the war on the
side of the Entente allies?
Endgame: The Return of Offensive Warfare p. 712
9. Germany came close to winning the war right at the end. What
10. Who did the German people blame for their loss?
FAILED PEACE AND GLOBAL TURMOIL p.713
11. What did France demand from Germany?
12. Why does it make economic sense that Britain and France
would NOT grant independence to their colonies, particularly
13. The League of Nations was the forerunnerto today’s United
Nations and was the idea of President Woodrow Wilson.What
country ironically did not join and why?
THE NATIONALIST ASSAULT ON THE EUROPEAN COLONIAL ORDER p.714
14. How did India benefit from the war?
15. Why did European colonies come to hate their
16. The word “decolonization” appears at the end of this section.
What do you think it means? (This is going to be a theme of this
new time period so get used to it)
India: The Makings of the Nationalist Challenge to the British Raj
17. What role did the National Congress party play in
18. The British encouraged the National Congress party early
on and also provided education to Indian elites from various
regionsof the country, which meant they learned a common
language for the first time, English. What did those two factors
lead to inIndia?
Social Foundations of a Mass Movement
19. How did greater production of cash crops in India lead to
social unrest among the lower classes?
The Rise of Militant Nationalism
20. In the 13 English colonies, Sam Adams supported independence
from Britain,organized boycotts of British goods, started the
Sons of Liberty, and initiated the Boston Tea Party. Who plays
a similar role in India’s history and what groups was he not
The Emergence of Gandhi and the Spread of the Nationalist Struggle
21. How was the economic impact of WWI in Egypt
(beginning of chapter) similar to the impact on India,
especially theworking class? (HINT: New World silver
caused the same thing in Spain)
22. What aspects made up Gandhi’s satyagraha (truth force)?
23. What American civil rights leader was inspired by Gandhi’s tactics?
24. Gandhi had a duel image: laywer and mystic. Identify which
social groups he used each image to appeal to:
b. Mystic –
Egypt and the Rise of Nationalism in the Middle East
25. In the 13 colonies the Loyalists tended to be wealthy,
particularly Southern landowners. Who played a similar
role in Egypt?
26. How did jobs in the bureaucracies of both Egypt and
India play a role in social unrest?
27. How did the Dinshawal incident slightly resemble the
Boston Massacre? (NOTE: the Boston Massacre was largely
a fabricated story based on a mob riot. This was real)
War and Nationalist Movements in the Middle East
28. How did Ataturk improve the lives of women?
29. Britain controlled Palestine yet promised it to two
different peoples. Who?
30. What did the Balfour Declaration of 1917 state?
31. In general, what caused European Jews to change
their mind and support Zionism?
32. Great Britain set in motion the creation of a Jewish state in
Palestine yet itends up being seen as hostile to that goal by the
Revolt in Egypt, 1919
33. What political trigger set off the demonstrations in Egypt?
34. What area did Great Britain pull back to but still maintain
35. Great Britain started pulling back in 1922 yet 30 years later
when Nasser seizes control in a coup most of the best land was
owned by a small number of people, 98% of the lower class
could not read, and 95% of rural people had eye diseases. What
was the cause of these horrible facts if not Britain?
IN DEPTH: Women in Asian and African Nationalist Movements
36. A growing number of women in Africa and Asia received
Western educations due to colonization but not all received
them in a formal school. Where did those women receive
education from and why?
37. How did gender cross international and religious lines in
playing a role in political and social liberation?
The Beginnings of the Liberation Struggle in Africa
38. How does the saying “Promises are made to be broken,”
apply to European colonizers in India, Egypt, and across
Africa and symbolize a common root cause of social unrest?
39. Your text states that African nationalists from French a
nd British colonies were “pretty much going separate ways.”
The French nationalists had something in common with
Centralists of Latin America while the British nationalists
had something in common withFederalists