Essay 2is worth 50points. You must complete each of the twoessays.Be briefbut be specific. Do NOT recite directly from the text. Present your answers from the readings, and do so in your own words. Please be clear, organized, and write properly, with correct grammar and spelling.
Grades will be determined on the following criteria:
1.Questions:How well did you answer the questions?
2.Reading: Did you use the readings? Did you recite the readings or did you explain them in your own words?
3.Writing: Was your writing clear, organized, and error–free(10points)?
(Essay 1) World War II. (20points)ANSWERALL!
1.Discuss how Hitler managed to increase the size of the German Army by 1938.
❖Why was Hitler allowed to rearm?
❖How does the Munich Agreement factor into this?
❖Why was the German army so unbeatable? 2.Discuss the German invasion of the Soviet Union?
❖Why was Germany’s initial invasion so successful?
❖What are the 3 Myths (discussed in the document) surrounding the Russo–German and why are they inaccurate?
i.The Document in the Exam 2 CANVAS module will help.
❖What enabled the Soviet Union to win the war against Germany?
❖“The Fire–Bombing of Dresden”i.http://www.timewitnesses.org/english/~lothar.htmlii.What happened to the author’s home, his sisters (he had 3), and what did he get for his birthday?
❖“The Siege of Leningrad” i.http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/pfleningrad.htmii.Identify 3 things, mentioned in the document that stood out to you. Why?
(Essay 2) The Cold War: (20points)
1.Origins of the Cold War:ANSWERALL!
oWhat agreements were made at Yalta at the beginning of 1945?
oWhat impact did they have on the Cold War?
oWho was George Kennan and how did his ideas shape US Cold War policy?
oWhat was the Marshall Plan? oWhatwas its impact on the Cold War?
2.The Early Cold War:
oWhat happened in Berlin in 1948? How did this impact the Cold War?
oHow was the Korean War an example of US Cold War policy?
oHow was communism implemented in China? How was this different than in the Soviet Union?
oWhat is similar and different about the Vietnamese D of I, and the American D of I?▪http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1945vietnam.htm…▪http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/declare.as…
oAre these similar to those of other independence leaders?
oWhy did the US decide to get involved in Vietnam?
oWhy was the war so difficult for American soldiers?
oWhat was the Tet Offensive and how did it impact the Vietnam War at home and in Vietnam? 4.End of Cold War and its After Effect:
oWhat was the policy of détente? Why was it implemented? With what results?
oHow did the Cold War end and why did it end this way?
oWhat impact has the Cold War had on our world today?