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Ch 29: The World Post-WWI

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Learn more about the political, social and economic impacts of World War I. Use these video lessons and short quizzes to test your knowledge about the changes and events occurring around the world after WWI.

The World Post-WWI - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our experts explain the global effects of World War I. You'll learn about the formation of the Soviet Union, Hitler's rise to power, and Mussolini's impact on the Italian government. Our experienced instructors ease you into studying the influences of World War I as it impacts the social, political and economic state of counties around the world. Once you finish this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the creation of the U.S.S.R and Stalin's impact on the Soviet Union
  • Articulate the strengths, weaknesses, and collapse of the Weimar Republic
  • Explore resistance events in Turkey and India between the World Wars
  • Describe the Asian interwar conflicts
  • Understand the dominance of Mussolini and the rise of fascism in the Italian government
  • Discuss Hitler's dominance and rise to power
  • Analyze the reasons for the Spanish Civil War

Help from an expert is just a few clicks away in the Dashboard if you struggle to understand any of these concepts. It's easy to navigate our videos using the timeline tags if you'd like to go back and review any of the material again. Take the quiz included with each lesson and the test at the end of the chapter to evaluate your knowledge.

9 Lessons in Chapter 29: The World Post-WWI
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The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

1. The U.S.S.R.: History & Creation

In this lesson, we will learn about the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly referred to as the Soviet Union. We will learn what events brought about the emergence of the Soviet Union, and how it has impacted the course of world history.

Gains of Global Democracy After 1919: History & Summary

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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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