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Question 1

  1. Place these causes of the war into chronological order; all answers must be correct to receive full credit.

– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Japan occupies French Indochina
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Mussolini takes power in Italy
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Hitler takes power in Germany
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Great Depression begins
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Stalin takes power in Russia
 
 
Question 2

  1. Place these events of the Western Theatre into chronological order; all answers must be correct to receive full credit.

– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Battle of Stalingrad
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Storming of Normandy
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Invasion of Poland
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Kristallnacht begins
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Battle of Britain
 
 
Question 3

  1. Place these events of the Pacific Theatre into chronological order; all answers must be correct to receive full credit.

– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Battle at Leyte Gulf
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Bombing of Hiroshima
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Battle at Midway
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Battle at Iwo Jima
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Bombing of Pearl Harbor
 
Question 4

  1. Place these Cold War events into chronological order; all answers must be correct to receive full credit.

– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Berlin Wall built
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Death of Stalin
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Cuban Missile Crisis
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
NATO formed
– 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Israel founded
 
 
Discuss the spread of communism after WWII. Include a description of how the USSR and at least one other communist power emerged. Discuss what is meant by “superpower” and the context of such a political entity after the Second World War.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
 
Describe how the evolution of political philosophies in the West caused, and eventually determined, the outcome of the Second World War. Be sure to include economic, social, and political factors in regard to the movement of armies, participation in the conflict, and the role of alliances.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.