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H12 Chapter 7 questions

  1. 1. History 12 Readings and Questions from: Global Forces of the Twentieth Century Chapter-7 the Second World War: The War In Europe: 1939-1945 The Greater Reich 1. Outline the conditions in Germany during the interwar years that contributed the rise of Hitler and National Socialism in Germany. Could this have been avoided? Explain The Battle for France and Britain 2. Describe the fall of France in 1940. 3. Explain the partition of France after June 1940. How was each section administered? 4. Outline the evacuation of Dunkirk and describe the Battle of Britain. 5. What happened to the colonial holdings and mandate states that belonged to France during WWII? Barbarossa: 1941 and North Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East 6. Explain the effects of “Operation Punishment.” 7. Outline the North African Campaign. 8. How did the Middle Eastern support of the Allies effect Lebanon and Syria? The USSR 9. What factors contributed to the inability of the Germans to defeat the Soviet Union in their initial invasion Case Study: Barbarossa 10. Consider the resources need to arm, feed, transport, clothe, and shelter armed forces numbering more than 8 million people. What problems did the Germans encounter in supporting three separate army groups in the USSR? 11. What changes were made to war as a result of the increased killing power of modern weapons, the longer range of modern combat, the addition of aircraft and submarines as a “third dimension” to the battlefield and the size of the armies involved? 12. What are the military advantages of the size of the USSR? Would the Soviets have surrendered had Moscow been captured? 13. Evaluate the early successes of the German armed forces in their attack on the USSR, why did the Germans ultimately fail in their invasion of the Soviet Union. Case Study: German U-Boats 14. How did submarine warfare change the nature of the sea war? 15. Describe how technology played a critical role in defeating the submarines The Battle of the Atlantic 16. How do you think the American Lend-Lease program affected the international balance of power? It has been suggested that the Americans used this program to expand their sphere of influence, explain the reasoning behind this suggestion, and please make reference to the chart on page. 128 The New Order in the West and In the East 17. Compare and contrast the German occupation of Western Europe with its occupation of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The Holocaust 18. What was the only country to transport the majority of its Jewish population to safety? What, in your opinion, explains the lack of resistance by occupied countries to the deportation and murder of the Jewish portions of their population? In addition to the Jews Hitler targeted a number of other groups that he considered “undesirable” many of these groups have been targets or remain targets of persecution even now, why is this? What can/should be done about this? 19. Why did those sent to the death camps usually not fight their captors? Resistance 20. Identify forms of resistance against the Germans during the Second World War. How did the Germans respond? 21. Discuss the moral implications of the establishment of resistance movements during the Second World War. When is it justifiable to begin to resist the objectives of the government in control of your nation state? 22. What effective methods should an occupation force use against civilian resistance, sabotage and terror?
  2. 2. 23. 24. 25. 26. Turning the Tide: 1942-1945 El Alamein, Sicily and Italy, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, D-Day and the End of the War Explain the significance of the following battles: Stalingrad and El Alamein What were some of the differences between the Allied powers after the US and the USSR joined the War? The End of the War Outline the various agreements that were achieved between the major global powers at the end of WWII. Be sure to include Casablanca, Teheran, Moscow and Yalta. (Refer to the chart on Page. 137) What is a war crime? How should war crimes be dealt with? Chapter 7: Vocabulary 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. Graf Spee Bismarck &Tirpizt Panzer Dunkirk Marshal Petain Vichy France Free French General Charles de Gaulle Barbarossa Rote Kapelle North African Campaign General Rommel (Desert Fox) Operation Punishment Josip Broz (Tito) Dragoljub Mikhailovich Balkan Campaign Middle Eastern Campaign Battle of Leningrad Battle of Stalingrad Lend-Lease Program Battle of the Atlantic Einsatzgruppen Hienrich Himmler Lidice Reinhard Heydrich City of Stalingrad The Italian Campaign Fortress Europe Incendiary Bombs F.D.R Battle of Kursk “Battle of the Bulge” Harry Truman Marshal Zhukov Lublin Poles Katyn massacre Potsdam Conference Atlantic Conference Bretton Woods Conference San Francisco Conference General Eisenhower Denazification