Criteria for Justice in Waging a War & the Aftermath of a War


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Where were the war crimes trials held in Germany after World War II?

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1. Who is NOT a protected group in combat under the Geneva Conventions?

2. Which of these is an example of a recent conquering power trying to build goodwill?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of war and post-war justice with an interactive quiz. This worksheet will aid you in identifying relevant study topics and reviewing important concepts, such as the nature of war crimes and the Geneva Conventions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will check your mastery of:

  • War crimes trials
  • Protected groups under the Geneva Conventions
  • Rules of War
  • Historical attempts to build goodwill

Skills Practiced

To complete this assessment, the following skills will be needed:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the assumptions made by the Geneva Conventions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Geneva Conventions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about important events such as the war crimes trials after WWII

Additional Learning

To learn more about how we view justice during war and post-war, study the accompanying lesson called Criteria for Justice in Waging War & the Aftermath of a War. This ethics lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define war crimes and examine the laws of war
  • Understand the aims and accomplishments of the Geneva Convention
  • Learn about the war crimes trials following World War II