Discuss the danger of knowing only a “single story.” Discuss what she means by a “single story,” then explain whether or not you agree with her position. Use specific examples from your knowledge of Colonialism to support your response.
1. 1. Answer either A or B.
* a. It is often said that the alliance system made a major war inevitable. Did alliances alone compel European nations to war after June 1914 – or were other factors involved?
* b. Compare and contrast the objectives and approaches of the ‘Big Three’ (Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau) at the Paris peace talks.
* 2. Answer either A or B.
* a. Explain the Kindleberger Spiral and discuss how this downward trend in international trade contributed to the global depression c. 1929-1941.
* b. Explain how hyperinflation (1923) and the subsequent depression contributed to Hitler being elected in Germany.
* 3. Tell what you see, what it means, and the historical significance of ONE of the following political cartoons:
* 4. Imagine you are a Japanese soldier in 1931. You have been asked to explain the Japanese invasion of southern parts of Manchuria to a member of the League of Nations. Write a point form outline of you explanation.
* 5. Consider ONE of the pictures from The United States Memorial Holocaust Museum (next page), and discuss how the actions of ordinary people contributed to the Holocaust. Include possible pressures and influences for their behavior.
* 6. Do you believe it is important to study history? Explain your response.