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Interwar Years (Chapters 14.2 & 15)

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Class Notes:

Possible Essay topics for chapter 13

  • Cultural advancements
  • Great Depression & Roaring Twenties
  • Reaction & Recovery from World War I
  • Art & Architecture
  • Dictators & Fascism & Nazism & Totalitarianism
  • Rise of Ultranationalism
  • Setting the stage for World War II

Propaganda Project - Students of 2015 Unite! Promote your ideology! Due March 12! (If the hyperlink does not work, use this link - http://afine0.tripod.com/historyadventure/wh/interwar-years/propagandaProject.pdf)

In-Class Fascism Projects: Please click on the following links for the best examples of the Fascist Dictators In-Class Projects. These were presented in March 2013 as PowerPoint, Keynote or PDF files. Look for Mussilini, Hitler and Franco. You may need to copy-paste the link into a new window.

  • http://afine0.tripod.com/historyadventure/wh/interwar-years/MussoliniFascism.pdf
  • http://afine0.tripod.com/historyadventure/wh/interwar-years/HitlerFascism.ppt
  • http://afine0.tripod.com/historyadventure/wh/interwar-years/FrancoFascism.ppt

Interwar Years Study Guide

Remember that this study guide/unit covers material from several different chapters, so please be careful! Some of this information may be repeated throughout the unit, so keep an eye out; therefore, I cannot say that this information is truly in chapter order. *indicates possible essay topic.

Interwar Years Study Guide

***Some of these terms are not in your textbook! They are terms or ideas that you should remember from the previous chapter to help you understand why events and people change as they do.***

Chapter 14.2 Study Guide

World War I, 1914-1918

Czar Nicholas II

Russian Revolution, 1917

Vladimir Lenin


Joseph Stalin, 1928

Great Purge, 1937

Socialist realism


Command economy

Five-Year Plans

Collective farms

Women’s rights

Death toll

Chapter 15 Study Guide


Albert Einstein

Theory of relativity

Sigmund Freud

TS Eliot

William Butler Yeats

Franz Kafka

James Joyce

Stream of consciousness


Friedrich Nietsche




Igor Stravinsky


Women’s changes


Charles Lindbergh


Motion pictures

Labor saving devices

Art & Architecture PowerPoint


Unstable postwar governments

Coalition government

Weimar Republic

Dawes Plan

“Spirit of Locarno”

Kellogg-Briand Pact, 1928

US/global economy

Stock Market Crash, 1929

Great Depression

Global responses to depression

Franklin D. Roosevelt

New Deal



Benito Mussolini, 1922

“Il Duce”

Adolf Hitler, 1932


Mein Kampf,1924



Kristallnacht, 1938


Emperor Hirohito


Invasion of Manchuria, 1931

Treaty of Nanjing, 1937

War atrocity

Jieng Jieshi

Mao Zedong

Ethiopia, 1935

Germany vs. treaty of Versailles


Axis Powers

Francisco Franco



Third Reich



Munich Conference, 1938

Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

World War II, 1939-1945


Review Questions:

Also review for the test at www.classzone.com and www.phschool.com/athome.

Extra Credit: Create a review game using all of the terms from the study guide. You may work with one other person. Present this game to the class the day before the test. Worth up to +5 points added to your test.



Inter War Period Project Description and Rubric - This was a project for students in 2009. 2010 students will NOT be completing this project!
Helpful Links:
Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator http://www.wildscreen.tv/videos/386148/
Joke about ideologies http://www.jokes.net/twocows.htm
Joseph Stalin: Red Terror - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVBzNEgtBZQ
The Century: America's Time: 1920-1929 From Boom to Bust - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN7ftyZigYs
The Century: America's Time: 1929-1939 Stormy Weather - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSfzFWU5LbY

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