History of World War 2 Study Guide

Course Summary

The lessons in this History of World War 2 Study Guide course offer short but comprehensive reviews of World War 2 events and figures. Students can use this course to prepare for history class tests, get help with homework assignments or catch up on missed class time.
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3 chapters in History of World War 2 Study Guide

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Ch 1. Reasons for World War II {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[49515].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Occupations, Agreements & Appeasement: Causes of the Second World War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14197].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14197].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Alliances and Expansions During World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19293].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19293].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Fascism: Characteristics, History & Rise Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17134].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17134].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Rise of Hitler & National Socialism Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21842].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21842].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14166].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14166].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - German Fascism Under Hitler Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17135].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17135].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14167].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14167].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Germany vs Great Britain: Appeasement & the Battle Over Britain Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19139].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19139].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - World War II: The Start of the Second World War Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8827].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8827].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Fall of France during WWII: Strategies & Defeat Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19138].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19138].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Hitler's Military Strategy & Goals in World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24519].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[24519].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Genocide in Nazi Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8830].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8830].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Beginning of American Involvement in World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8828].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8828].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The D-Day Invasion: The Beginning of the End of Nazi Germany Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8833].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8833].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Pacific Ocean Theater of WWII: Japan vs. The Allies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8831].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8831].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki: How the Atomic Bomb Changed Warfare During WWII Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8834].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8834].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The European Theater in WWII: The Eastern Front, Western Front & Fight for North Africa Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8829].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8829].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - The Yalta Conference and The Potsdam Conference: US Diplomacy & International Politics During World War II Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8835].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8835].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Victory in Europe: The Battle of Berlin & the Downfall of the Nazi Regime Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - How World War II Impacted American & European Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21844].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21844].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - WWII Aftermath & the Creation of the United Nations Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21845].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21845].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - World War II British Evacuations: Information, Facts & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[433105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[433105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - World War II Evacuation of Children: Facts & Statistics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[433107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[433107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Dunkirk Evacuation: History, Summary & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[433109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[433109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Emergence of Political, Social, and Economic Stability Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16797].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16797].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Post-War Europe: the Berlin Airlift & the Marshall Plan Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11391].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11391].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Post-War Soviet Union & Eastern Europe: The Descent of the Iron Curtain Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11393].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11393].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Post-War Asia: Korea's Partition & Reconstruction of Japan's Government Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11392].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11392].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Post-War American Politics: Foreign & Domestic Policy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11394].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11394].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11395].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11395].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - The Counter-Culture of Post-War America Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11396].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[11396].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Cold War: Definition, Causes & Early Events Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8556].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8556].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - United States Involvement in the Korean War: Causes and Effects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8557].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8557].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16798].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16798].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - The New Right: Definition & Movement Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181721].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[181721].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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