18. Interwar Period

18 Days. 432 Hours. 25,920 Minutes.

OMAHA!

Okay. Before we head to the Big One (WWII), let’s hit the highlight tour of the Interwar Period (Outsiders-Some of this is specific to World History II in Virginia). 

6.2 Global Conflict and their Consequences

The Interwar Period is highlighted here.  Warning the previous link is from my site devoted to the World History II SOL in Virginia.

The AP wants you mainly to know the causes of the MAJOR GLOBAL CONFLICTS (WWI & WWII):

IMPERIALIST EXPANSION BY EUROPEAN POWERS & JAPAN

Last week we detailed Imperialism (aka Europeans seeking raw Materials and Markets to sell their factory made junk).  Well, this often led to conflicts, not only with the locals, but also amongst themselves.  Both World Wars had deep roots in these conflicts.

COMPETITION FOR RESOURCES: 

(See above)

ETHNIC CONFLICT: 

Different groups fighting for statehood or national boundaries.  Serbia in WWI or Czechs and Poles in WWII.

BRITAIN v. GERMANY:

Usually not directly at first, but the two big industrial powers of Europe both fought for power in both World Wars.

NATIONALIST IDEOLOGIES:

Serbian nationhood in WWI or Aryan Nazis in WWII.

GREAT DEPRESSION:

We’ll let John Green handle this one:

http://youtu.be/GCQfMWAikyU 

Posted on April 24, 2016 .