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World War II: Crash Course World History #38 (13:12)

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. 01:34 What different dates do historians argue mark the start of World War II and why?
  2. 02:53 What was the Blitzkrieg, and what did it enable Germany to do?
  3. 04:54 Why was 1941 such a significant year in the conflict?
  4. 10:08 According to John Green, how did the supply of food in different places contribute to World War II?
  5. 10:39 John Green claims that the Soviet Union under Stalin was undemocratic. What is the significance of this point for the way we interpret this conflict?
  6. 11:45 What factors made World War II a total war?