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Devry HIST 410 Week 1 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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1900: The Age of Hope and the Age of ‘Isms’ (graded)

Here’s a statement to consider: “Imperialism has been the most powerful force in world history over the last four or five centuries, carving up whole continents while oppressing indigenous peoples and obliterating entire civilizations.” Defend or condemn the argument by giving examples of the interaction between Western industrial powers and traditional, non Western societies. Were these contacts essentially positive or negative? ”

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The First Total War (graded)

World War 1 is said to have been the first ‘total’ war. What does that mean? And what does it mean for people and nations trying to pick up the pieces and resume normal life?

Devry HIST 410 Week 2 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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The Rise of Totalitarianism (graded)

Compare and contrast the two types of totalitarian governments that arose after 1917, that is, communism and fascism. What were the origins of these governments, their accomplishments, and their failures? What accounts for the fact that the masses mobilized to support these movements? Elaborate.

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Nationalism and the Treaty of Versailles (graded)

What were reasons that led to the ultimate failure of the Treaty of Versailles? What were the challenges facing the newly-formed League of Nations, and why was it so difficult to form a lasting agreement that would prevent another war? Elaborate.

Devry HIST 410 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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Dictatorship and Democracy (graded)

Analyze Adolph Hitler’s rise to power and the policies he used to rule Germany. Textbook tyrant? Overheated Nationalist? Or the right man for at the right time for the right job?

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World War II and the Holocaust (graded)

The following statement was taken from a contemporary account of Germany in 1939:“Though the Fuhrer’s anti-Semitic program furnished the National Socialist party in the first instances with a nucleus and a rallying-cry, it was swept into office by two things with which the “Jewish Problem” did not have the slightest connection. On the one side was economic distress and the revulsion against Versailles: on the other, chicanery and intrigue…Hitler and his party promised the unhappy Germans a new heaven and a new earth, coupled with the persecution of the Jews. Unfortunately a new heaven and earth cannot be manufactured to order. But a persecution of the Jews can…”How do you interpret this contemporary account of the persecution of people who are Jewish? Elaborate.

Devry HIST 410 Week 4 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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The Cold War: Who Shot First? (graded)

The United States accused the Soviet Union of breaking all its wartime pledges and holding Eastern Europe hostage while trying to subvert governments in the west. The Soviet Union accused the US and its allies of trying surround and ultimately destroy it. War of words? Or was somebody telling the truth? And where do our ‘Isms’ fit in? In particular nationalism?

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

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Cold War Buzz Words (graded)

The Cold War its very own verbiage. The West had more than its share: Cold War, Iron Curtain, Containment, Domino Theory were just a few. What did they mean in this strange new post-war environment?

Devry HIST 410 Week 5 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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Africa and the West (graded)

What accounts for the rather late emergence of African countries as independent nation-states? Is there something peculiar about Africa that delayed its drive for independence? (Begin with a specific African country, and argue your case.)

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Israel and the Middle East (graded)

Why has the Arab-Israeli conflict been so persistent? What religious and cultural factors have contributed to the persistent state of unrest in the Middle East and, in particular, in what some people refer to as the Holy Land?

Devry HIST 410 Week 6 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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The End of the Cold War (graded)

What impact did Mikhail Gorbachev’s ideas of glasnost (openness), perestroika (restructuring) and demokratizatsiia (democratization) have on Communist society? Were these principles compatible with collectivization and a command economy? Did Communist leaders favor these principles or did they feel that their hand were tied once they were introduced into Communist society?

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The not so Cold War (graded)

It would be easy to dismiss the Cold War simply as proof that Capitalism was a better theory than Communism. Easy, but not the whole story. In order for Communism to be relegated to the dustbin of history, it first had to be proven that its struggle against Capitalism unecessary and thus irrelevant. How do the US and the USSR close the gap in the last quarter of the 20th Century to allow Communism to go out with a whimper and not a bang?

Devry HIST 410 Week 7 Discussion 1 & 2 Latest

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Cold War Nostalgia (graded)

In the years after the Cold War and the collapse of the bipolar order, the world has undergone significant changes. Chief among those changes has been a perceived deterioration of world stability, not only in terms of economics but also in terms of security. What indicators could lead one to conclude that in the years following the collapse of the Communist world, things have gotten more dangerous?

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Brave New World (graded)

So…the Cold War is over. Time to do a victory lap and celebrate the primacy of American power. But the celebration seemed short-lived, as there were plenty of other concerns. Nothing is as it should be. Our adversaries are now our allies, and our allies are now competitors. The end of the Cold War knocked down the Iron Curtain, but it also destroyed conventional economic patterns. Is the end of the Cold War proving to be good for world peace, but not so good for world business?

 

Devry HIST 410 Week 1 Case Study Latest

Case Study # 1: Jules Ferry

Jules Ferry was Prime Minister of France as that nation launched its imperial expansion. In a debate with member of the French Parliament, Ferry Defends the decision to expand. Read his remarks and respond to the following questions:

According to Ferry, what recent developments in world trade have made it urgent for France to have colonies?

What arguments against imperialism have been raised by Ferry’s critics? How does he counter them?

What non-economic arguments does Ferry offer in favor of imperialism?

http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/imperialism/readings/ferry.html

This 2-3 page assignment is to be submitted to the Week 1 Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

 

Devry HIST 410 Week 2 Case Study Latest

Case Study #2: Versailles: The Allies’ “Last Horrible Triumph”

This week, you will read the comments of the German Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference on the conditions of the peace which ended World War 1. Please click on the link below to view the article. Many have argued that it was the way World War 1 ended which made World War 2 inevitable. Read the document and answer the following questions:

According to the authors of Germany’s complaint, how will various provisions of the treaty hurt Germany’s economy?

In Germany’s view, how would the country have been treated differently if the principles they attribute to President Wilson had been applied?

To what higher “fundamental laws” does the document appeal to in order to strengthen German assertions?

Do you agree with the authors of the document that Germany was being poorly treated? What response to their complaints might defenders of the treaty have made?

http://college.cengage.com/history/primary_sources/world/conditions_of_peace.htm

Submit your assignment to the Week 2 Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

 

Devry HIST 410 Week 3 Case Study Latest

Case Study: The Democrat and The Dictator

Franklin Roosevelt and Adolph Hitler both came to power in 1933. They found themselves in charge of nations still suffering from the consequences of World War 1 and the Great Depression. Unemployment in the US was nearly 25%, while nearly one-third of Germany’s workforce had been idled.

Americans and Germans had opted for new leadership in 1933 and were now looking to their new leaders for solutions, and perhaps a new vision of the future. Both FDR’s Inaugural address and Hitler’s first address as Chancellor of Germany have been analyzed for their similarities and differences. Now it’s our turn!

In 2-3 pages, do the following:

Read both speeches and give an assessment of what these two leaders thought was the cause of the problems their countries faced.Provide quotes to support your view.

Using quotes from both speeches, tell how each leader intended to deal with:

Unemployment

Banking, finance and in general, the economy

Agriculture

Foreign Policy

Finally, in a concluding statement, tell where think these leaders find common ground in terms of their proposed solutions, and what you think their vision is with regard to the power of their position.

http://www.hitler.org/speeches/02-01-33.html

http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres49.html

Complete your Case Study in a Word document, approximately 300–400 words in length.

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

 

Devry HIST 410 Week 5 Case Study Latest

Case Study: Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech

There are many ways to get a feel for the events of the 20th Century. One way is through the analysis of primary source documents.Few documents set the stage for the second half than Winston Churchill’s 1946 speech in Fulton, Missouri. Officially entitled “The Sinews of Peace”, it came to be known as “The Iron Curtain Speech”, in which Churchill laid out the challenges for the West in general, and the US and Britain in particular, regarding what would soon be known as the Cold War. Your assignment this week is to not just read Churchill’s speech, but read between the lines to answer the following questions in a well written 2-3 page document:

Churchill believes the Soviet Union “desires the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines.” How might those expansionist desires challenge the Western principle of national political self determination, a cause it championed during World War 2?

Churchill’s speech acknowledges “Russia’s need to be secure on her western borders,” but at the same time it raises concerns about Soviet actions in Eastern Europe. Is Churchill being inconsistent? Or does he provide concrete justifications for those concerns?

In his speech, Churchill asserts “There is nothing they (the Russians) admire so much as strength, and nothing for which they have less respect for than military weakness.” If he isn’t advocating a direct military confrontation with the Soviet Union, then what is he saying?

Churchill delivered this speech to an American audience, but after reading it one might conclude it could have been given in any western country. Why did he pick the US?

http://www.historyguide.org/europe/churchill.html

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

 

Devry HIST 410 Week 6 Case Study Latest

Case Study: Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Independence

Was Ho Chi Minh a Communist? To many Americans he was. But to many Vietnamese he was a nationalist hero, and to even a few Americans he was that as well, plus a friend, and ally and a comrade in arms during World War 2. It may be hard to paint Ho with any color other than gray, and now, nearly 50 years after his death and 40 years after the end of the American war in Vietnam, even that color has faded with time. What we do have are his words.

The link below will take you the speech Ho Chi Minh gave on September 2, 1945, in which he proclaimed Vietnam’s independence, and its arrival on the world stage. Your assignment will be to read the speech and provide answers to the following questions:

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5139/

Complete your Case Study in a Word document, approximately 300-400 words in length.

Questions for exploration:

Ho’s speech proclaiming Vietnam’s independence contains a demand that the free world support that independence in part as payment for services rendered during World War 2. What ‘service’ did Vietnam render during that conflict?

Ho claims that Vietnam’s independence is consistent with the philosophical principles which the Allies claimed were paramount during World War 2. What principles was Ho referring to, and does he make references to occasions where those principles were reasserted?

In the speech, Ho mentions crimes committed by the French during their occupation of Vietnam. Which crimes, as you read them, were in your opinion most severe and justified Vietnamese independence?

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

 

Devry HIST 410 Week 7 Case Study Latest

Case Study: Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1988 UN Speech

If the pace of improving US-Soviet relations seemed rapid, Mikhail Gorbachev’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly would shift the process into overdrive. In this remarkable oration, which you can find by clicking on the link below,Gorbachev emphatically declared that all nations must have the freedom to choose their own destiny, that ideology had no place in foreign affairs, and that great powers should renounce the use of force in international relations. Review his speech and answer in essay form the following questions:

http://astro.temple.edu/~rimmerma/gorbachev_speech_to_UN.htm

Why did Gorbachev choose the United Nations as his forum for this speech?

What did Gorbachev mean by “de-ideologizing relations among states? What implications did this have for superpower relations?

Why did he say that “force no longer can…be an instrument of foreign policy”? What implications did this have for the Soviet bloc?

What did he foresee as the future role of the superpowers in the world and the future relationship between them?

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.

 

Devry HIST 410 Midterm Exam Latest

Question 1. 1.(TCO 1, 2) Identify and analyze two causes of World War I. Use historical examples to support your answer. Of the various causes of World War I, which do you think was the most important, and why? (Points : 25)

Question 2. 2.(TCO 5, 6) Identify and analyze the first two Russian Revolutions of 1917. Use historical examples to support your answer. In what ways did these revolutions radically change Russian society? (Points : 25)

Question 3. 3.TCO 5, 11) Describe the rise of fascism in Italy. Indicate the conditions present in Italy that made it possible for Mussolini to come to power. Describe Mussolini’s tactics against leftists. What were Mussolini’s motives for attacking Ethiopia in 1935? (Points : 25)

Question 4. 4.(TCO 5, 11) Identify and describe two causes of the Second World War. Then analyze significant ways in which World War II changed the world. Make sure you use enough historical details to support your answer. (Points : 25)

 

Devry HIST 410 Final Exam Latest

Week 8 : Final Exam – Final Exam

Question 1.1. (TCO 6) The Versailles Treaty officially ended World War I. What did it do specifically? (Points : 4)

Made France admit responsibility for starting the war

Required Austria-Hungary to pay reparations

Forced Germany to surrender territory

All of the above

Question 2.2. (TCO 6) The main fronts in World War I were in (Points : 4)

France and Russia .

Germany and Austria.

Italy and Greece.

Africa and Asia.

Question 3.3. (TCO 5) All of the following were major factors that helped the Reds to win the Russian Civil War except (Points : 4)

peasants and minority nationalities feared a White victory more than a Red one.

Whites wanted to continue World War I.

Bolsheviks controlled the heartland of Russia.

Whites were not unified as well as Bolsheviks.

Question 4.4. (TCO 5) Hitler justified Germany’s aggression by stating that (Points : 4)

Germans had the right to conquer inferior peoples.

he wanted to preserve order in Czechoslovakia.

he wanted to spread communism in Austria and other countries.

he felt that other European leaders approved of his policies.

Question 5.5. (TCO 9) What city was divided during the Cold War and became a hotspot for espionage and intrigue? (Points : 4)

Paris

London

Berlin

Rome

Question 6.6. (TCO 9) How did the Korean War start? (Points : 4)

Communist troops from South Korea attacked North Korea.

Communist troops from North Korea attacked South Korea.

China attacked United Nations troops.

North and South Korea were divided after a bitter civil war.

Question 7.7. (TCO 8) What was the intention of the Marshall Plan? (Points : 4)

To rebuild the military power of western Europe

To help the Japanese economy recover from the war

To rebuild the economies of war-shattered Europe

To prevent the spread of Communism into Africa and Asia

Question 8.8. (TCO 6) One of the most important non-Indian voices supporting partition in 1947 was (Points : 4)

Mohandas Gandhi.

Jawaharlal Nehru.

Osama bin Laden.

Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

Question 9.9. (TCO 2) The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait led to (Points : 4)

the 1991 Gulf War.

closer Iraqi and U.S. relations.

the collapse of the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.

the downfall of the Saudi Arabian monarchy.

Question 10.10. (TCO 2) Following the Arab-Israeli 1967 war, (Points : 4)

the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to negotiate.

the Israelis demanded direct negotiations, and the Arabs demanded Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories prior to negotiations.

the Arabs demanded Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories and face-to-face negotiations.

the United States and U.S.S.R. negotiated a settlement to the conflict.

Question 11.11. (TCO 4) Which of the following was not a program initiated by Gorbachev after 1985? (Points : 4)

Capitalist investment in Russia

Glasnost

Land ownership for the peasants

Perestroika

Question 12.12. (TCO 4) The only Eastern European country that had widespread bloodshed in 1989 was (Points : 4)

Romania

Czechoslovakia

Bulgaria

Poland

Question 13.13. (TCO 7) Al-Qaeda was organized to (Points : 4)

destroy the World Trade Center.

expel U.S. businesses and military power from Saudi Arabia.

support the Taliban government.

spread Islamic fundamentalism to Europe and the United States.

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Question 1.1. (TCO 10) Match the terms in Column I with the descriptions in Column II.

(Points : 18)

Potential Matches:

1 : black civil rights leader during the 1960s

2 : onetime leader of Israel

3 : onetime leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization

4 : last leader of the Soviet Union

5 : populist president of Argentina during the 1940s and 1950s

6 : former dictator of Cuba

Answer

: Yasser Arafat

: Golda Meir

: Fidel Castro

: Mikhail Gorbachev

: Juan Peron

: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Question 2.2. (TCO 3) Match the terms in Column I with the descriptions in Column II.

(Points : 18)

Potential Matches:

1 : policy of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev authorizing Soviet intervention in socialist states to maintain communist rule

2 : Cold War collective security treaty linking the United States and Western Europe

3 : a global economic organization designed to encourage the influence of market forces on world trade and production.

4 : the precursor to the European Union, a postwar system of economic integration among western European states

5 : an ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated

Answer

: Globalization

: NATO

: European Economic Community

: Brezhnev Doctrine

: World Trade Organization

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Question 1. 1.

(TCO 1, 2) In essay form, provide two examples of how total war was practiced during World War 1; one on the battlefield and one on the home front. Nationalism also played a role in the cause of the war; provide an example. Finally, give two specific examples of how the end of WW1 changed either the political or the geographic landscape of Europe.

(Points : 25)

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Question 2. 2. (TCO 5, 11) Identify and describe two events which led to the Second World War.

Then analyze significant ways in which World War II changed the world. Make sure you use enough historical details to support your answer.

(Points : 25)

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Question 3. 3. (TCOs 9, 10) Despite the dangers of Cold War life, there were moments when the superpowers put aside ideological differences. The word to describe those moments is Détente. Define Détente, and evaluating the Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan presidencies, identify three events in which US and the Soviet Union engaged in détente-like activities.

(Points : 41)

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Question 4. 4.

(TCOs 4, 8) Identify and explain the internal and external challenges facing Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviet Union in the last years of the Cold War. Then explain how Perestroika and Glasnost were intended to address those challenges. Use specific details to support your answer.

 

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