Ch 54: HiSET: Europe & Asia in World War II

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Use the fun, accessible videos in this chapter to study European and Asian history during World War II. If you need any help with the content covered in this chapter, you can submit a question to our instructors for help.

HiSET: Europe & Asia in World War II - Chapter Summary

Use these engaging, short video lessons to brush up on European and Asian WWII history for the Social Studies HiSET. As you work through this chapter, you will cover:

  • Causes of WWII
  • European reconstruction after the war
  • The 1948 establishment of Israel
  • Independence movements across the globe after WWII
  • Events leading to the Chinese Revolution
  • The fall of the Soviet Union

Key terms are highlighted in the video transcripts to make it easy to locate important items. A quiz follows each lesson so you can test your understanding of the material.

Objectives of the HiSET: Europe & Asia in World War II Chapter

The HiSET Social Studies test is one of five subtests on the HiSET high school equivalency exam offered in select states. You'll have 70 minutes to answer 50 questions in four content categories: history (38%), civics and government (38%), economics (18%) and geography (6%). Questions on World War II are covered in the history section of the exam.

HiSET Social Studies questions are submitted in multiple-choice format. The lesson quizzes in this chapter use the same style so you can get accustomed to HiSET-style tasks and build up your confidence before your exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 54: HiSET: Europe & Asia in World War II
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Occupations, Agreements & Appeasement: Causes of the Second World War

1. Occupations, Agreements & Appeasement: Causes of the Second World War

In this lesson, we will learn about the events leading up to the Second World War. We will focus on the occupations, agreements, and appeasements that preceded Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939.

The Creation of Israel in 1948: Timeline & Resulting Conflicts

2. The Creation of Israel in 1948: Timeline & Resulting Conflicts

In this lesson, we explore the movements and political developments that led to the creation of the state of Israel and the subsequent backlash from the Arab world.

Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

3. Post-WWII Independence Movements Around the World: History & Examples

In this lesson, we explore the diverse and varied experience of decolonization in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa after World War II when Western Europe began to withdraw its claims to far away territory and colonies.

The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

4. The Chinese Revolution and Creation of Taiwan: History & Timeline

In this lesson we explore the long struggle between the Kuomintang and the Chinese Communist Party before, during, and after WWII, and the subsequent creation of Taiwan after the communist victory.

Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

5. Conflicts During the Cold War: Examples & Causes

In this lesson, we explore several of the world's conflicts in the second half of the 20th century that ended up becoming proxy wars between the United States and the Soviet Union in their Cold War standoff.

The Space Race: Definition, History & Timeline

6. The Space Race: Definition, History & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the 20th century's space race between the United States and the Soviet Union, where both superpowers competed to be the first in space and the first to reach the moon.

Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

7. Fall of the Soviet Union and End of the Cold War: Causes & Timeline

In this lesson, we chart the reforms made by Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev attempting to save the Soviet Union and the communist federation's eventual dissolution in 1991.

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