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Ch 31: History Between World Wars

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If you need to review the historical events that occurred between WWI and WWII, look no further than this collection of history lessons. These effective study guide resources help you enhance your knowledge of this time period and successfully prepare for upcoming exams.

History Between World Wars - Chapter Summary

These mobile-friendly history lessons cover the events that occurred between World War I and World War II (1919-1939). As you work through the chapter, you'll find engaging instruction that dives into the rise of what would become the Axis Powers, as well as conflicts in non-European countries, including Turkey, India and various Asian countries. You'll also see how global democracy changed after World War I and take a look at the impact of the Spanish Civil War. After reviewing these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Know what global democracy gained after World War I
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic
  • Understand Turkish and Indian resistance between WWI and WWII
  • Outline the causes, timeline and impact of the Great Depression and how several governments responded to it
  • Assess Asian conflicts between the World Wars
  • Explain roles of Italy's Benito Mussolini, the Soviet Union's Joseph Stalin and Germany's Adolf Hitler throughout this time period
  • Summarize the Spanish Civil War and its influence on foreign powers

These lessons are crafted to be straightforward, informative and memorable. The simplified instructional style helps you easily follow along with the lesson material and remember important dates, historical figures and events. To supplement your study, we've included word-for-word lesson transcripts, as well as self-assessment quizzes to help you check your understanding of each topic. You can also study this chapter on any device that has an Internet connection, which enables you to supplement your history knowledge anytime and anywhere it's convenient.

10 Lessons in Chapter 31: History Between World Wars
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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.

The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

4. The Great Depression: Timeline, Causes & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the Great Depression and the economic trends and practices that caused the greatest economic meltdown in the history of the world.

Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

5. Response to the Great Depression: Governmental Policies in the US, Britain & France

In this lesson, we explore the greatest economic catastrophe of the 20th century, the Great Depression, as well as U.S., British, and French responses to the crisis.

Interwar Conflict in Asia Between World Wars: History & Response

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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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