World War II Research Report

Nov 15th, 2014
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Write a 1,050-word research report about World War II.

Choose one of the following countries to use for examples and perspective throughout this assignment:

  • Germany

or

  • Italy

or

  • The Soviet Union

Trace the rise of totalitarianism in your chosen country and include the following:

  • Political changes and emergence of totalitarianism between 1918 and 1939
  • A comparison to the rise of totalitarianism in other European states between 1918 and 1939
  • A contrast to political developments in Great Britain, France, and the United States between 1918 and 1939

Evaluate the causes of World War II. You may want  (but are not required) to consider the following:

  • The Great Depression, including its effects in your country and throughout the West
  • The role of fascism in bringing about war
  • The aftermath of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, especially if your country was dissatisfied with the world order in 1939
  • A political agreement your country made in 1939 that contributed to World War II
  • The primary motivations of your country in entering World War II
  • An argument for what you consider to be the most important cause of World War II

Explain the Holocaust in light of Western ideals. You may want to consider the following:

  • The roots of anti-Semitism and intolerance of those considered inferior, particularly in your country
  • A comparison of anti-Semitic actions in your country with those in other countries during World War II
  • A description of the Final Solution--what happened, who was behind it, who carried it out, and who were its victims--in your country and throughout areas of Axis-occupied Europe
  • Selective application and perversion of Western ideals in the Holocaust

Describe the major figures, events, and technological innovations of World War II. You may want to consider some of the following:

  • The combatants and important leaders of the Axis and the Allies
  • The escalation of World War II, bringing the Soviet Union and the United States into the war
  • How blitzkrieg and surprise attacks made the dynamic of World War II different than previous wars
  • New technologies--single-wing aircraft, flamethrowers, missiles, aircraft carriers, Molotov cocktails, and atomic weapons
  • Propaganda and how it supported the war effort
  • A comparison of civilian deaths in World War II with civilian casualties in previous conflict, paying attention to civilian casualties in your country
  • Major events of World War II, particularly those that involved your country

Describe the aftermath of World War II. You may want (but are not required) to consider the following:

  • The agreements at Tehran, Yalta, and Potsdam
  • The United Nations
  • The status of your country following World War II

Cite at least five references, including at least two peer-reviewed references and at least four primary sources


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