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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. 01:33 What are the different events that could be considered the beginning of World War II?
  2. 01:52 What was the Rape of Nanking and why does it still matter today?
  3. 02:52 What was the blitzkrieg and what were some of its outcomes in World War II?
  4. 05:15 The year 1941 was an important one in the war. What were some of the things that happened?
  5. 06:24 What happened at the Battle of Stalingrad?
  6. 06:41 What was the “beginning of the end” for the Nazis in this war?
  7. 08:16 What was the official ending to World War II?
  8. 09:13 What was the “hunger plan” and who did it (or who was it intended to) impact?
  9. 09:21 What happened to the Jews during World War II?
  10. 09:35 What is the difference between a death camp and a concentration camp or labor camp?
  11. 10:48 What’s faulty with the assertion that World War II was about the Allies fighting for democratic ideals against the imperialism of the fascist powers?
  12. 11:25 Why does John Green think World War II is so important?
  13. 12:05 What are some of the reasons the Holocaust is so horrifying?