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Unit 8 Overview Video (9:37)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video


  1. 02:41 How does the scale of the First World War compare to that of the Second World War, according to the video?
  2. 03:26 What were some problems left by the First World War that contributed to the Second World War?
  3. 05:10 What kinds of intellectual ideas and economic situations helped to drive the rise of nationalism in this era?
  4. 05:44 What were some horrors of the Second World War that resulted from this extreme nationalism and from authoritarianism?
  5. 06:47 What does the data about the number of democracies in the world show for the period from 1930 to 1944?
  6. 10:09 Why did Emperor Haile Selassie travel to Geneva? Did he succeed? Why or why not?