Read chaps. 25-26 in Making of the West and watch Between the Wars ( Between the Wars: The Economic Seeds of World War II – Video – Films On Demand (oclc.org) ). Then answer these questions: 250 words minimum
(1) How did the strain and outcome of the First World War contribute to the Great Depression, and the rise of Soviet communism, Italian Fascism, German Nazism, and Japanese militarism? Explain.
(2) Do you think the leaders of Great Britain, France, and the United States between 1918 and 1941 deserve a share of the blame for the outbreak of the Second World War? Explain.
(3) Some scholars have described the World Wars and the period between them as a “Second Thirty Years War.” (The Thirty Years War, 1618-48, was a series of conflicts that grew out of the struggle for political and religious control in Central Europe. It was the deadliest European war prior to WW1.) Is this assessment fair? Why or why not?