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Ch 53: HiSET: Between the World Wars (1919-1939)

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This chapter covers the history of the period between the First and Second World Wars to help you prepare for the HiSET Social Studies test. Short, engaging video lessons make studying accessible and fun.

HiSET: Between the World Wars (1919-1939) - Chapter Summary

The videos in this chapter discuss the period between WWI and WWII to help you get ready for the history portion of the Social Studies HiSET. As you work through this chapter, you will learn about:

  • The spread of democracy in the first part of the twentieth century
  • The collapse of the Weimar Republic
  • Causes and impact of the Great Depression
  • Mussolini and the rise of Italian fascism
  • Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union
  • The Third Reich in Germany

Video transcripts help you locate key terms and skim lesson topics. Each lesson also offers a short quiz so you can test your knowledge of the presented information. If you get stuck, you can reach out to our instructors for assistance.

Objectives of the HiSET: Between the World Wars (1919-1939) Chapter

The Social Studies HiSET contains 50 questions classified in four content domains: history, civics and government, economics, and geography. History questions make up 38% of this high school equivalency exam, and the lessons in this chapter cover some of the history topics you can expect to encounter while working through the test. You will have 70 minutes to complete all 50 tasks.

The lesson quizzes in this chapter are presented in multiple-choice format, mimicking the style of real HiSET questions. Use them to practice completing HiSET-style tasks before taking the real thing.

8 Lessons in Chapter 53: HiSET: Between the World Wars (1919-1939)
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Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

1. Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

In this lesson we briefly discuss the end of WWI and explore the proliferation of new states that occurred with the collapse of several central and eastern European empires.

The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

2. The Weimar Republic: Strengths, Weaknesses & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the Weimar Republic, the democratic government which governed Germany in between World War I and the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler.

Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

3. Resistance in Turkey and India Between World Wars

In this lesson, we explore the resistance movements to western colonialism in both Turkey and India. Though both experienced colonialism via extremely different circumstances, both exhibited nationalist movements that opposed foreign rule.

Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

4. Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

In this lesson, we discuss Japan and China and the disparate fortunes of the two nations during the interwar period, including Japanese military aggression toward China.

The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

5. The Rise of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism: Facts & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the rise of fascism in interwar Italy, as led by Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Mussolini's oppressive, totalitarian regime fell during WWII.

The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

6. The Soviet Union Under Stalin: Five-Year Plans, Purges & Policies

In this lesson, we explore the brutal rule of Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union, from 1928 to 1953. Stalin radically transformed the economy of the Soviet Union, while also terrorizing its people.

Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

7. Hitler's Third Reich: Rise to Power, History & Collapse

In this lesson, we explore the rise of Hitler's Third Reich, its domination of German society in the 1930s, and the world war it began which eventually led to its downfall.

The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

8. The Spanish Civil War & the Influence of Foreign Powers: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the Spanish Civil War that broke out between nationalists and socialists in Spain in the 1930s. In the aftermath, General Francisco Franco instituted a fascist dictatorship.

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