Identify and explain the variety of factors lead to the Great Depression.
Explain Germany’s motivations to expand its territory and influence in Europe in the 1930’s.
Explain why Germany had so much initial success during World War II.
Discuss the Allied motivation for the appeasement policy, and why it proved to be ineffective.
Were the use of atomic weapons on Japan at the end of World War II justified? Discuss both the American and Japanese perspective in your essay.
Discuss how the change in leadership and the dropping of atomic weapons on Japan during the Potsdam conference lead to tensions between the worlds two emerging superpowers.
Research the other major war conferences (aside from Yalta and Potsdam) and discuss their effects on tensions between the US and the USSR and how they affected political boundaries at the conclusion of WWII.
Identify and discuss the key events that allowed the United States and the Soviet Union to become Superpowers.
Research the American policy of containment and discuss how it influenced the formation of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan and NATO.
Discuss the Soviet Union’s reaction to the American policy of containment by discussing the formation of the Molotov Plan, the Berlin Blockade and the Warsaw pact.
Discuss the causes of the Korean War and evaluate its consequences on the relationship between the US and the USSR and its general effect on the Cold War.
Through research, determine of the Korean War is a better example of the American policy of containment or of a peacekeeping operation by the United Nations.
Discuss the causes of the Cuban Missile Crisis and evaluate its consequences on the relationship between the US and the USSR and its general effect on the Cold War.
Discuss the causes of the Vietnam War and evaluate its consequences on the relationship between the US and the USSR and its general effect on the Cold War.
Evaluate the effect that the Vietnam War had on the American population. Discuss the role of the news media, popular culture and hippie movements in your essay.
Discuss the effects that Perestroika and Glasnost had on the social and economic conditions of the USSR when they were introduced.
Discuss the challenges that former Soviet Republics faced as the Cold War came to an end. In your essay, please reference political reform, economic stability and ethnic relations. You may choose one former republic to focus on.
A variety of factors lead to the decline of colonialism in Africa. Identify and explain these factors.
Discuss how Mahatma Gandhi promoted nationalism and independence within India. Make certain to reference his methods.
Discuss the methods used by Gamel Abdel Nasser to promote nationalism and independence within Egypt. You should refer to the Suez Canal Crisis in your essay.
Discuss why Apartheid was a divisive and racist policy within South Africa. Make reference to the effect on racial relations, political consequences, economic consequences and social consequences.
Discuss the methods used by Nelson Mandela to promote nationalism and independence in South Africa.
Discuss the escalation of the Suez Canal crisis and how its resolution had implications on future conflicts.
Research and explain the effectiveness of a specific UN peacekeeping operation/effort involving mediating a dispute between two opposing parties.
Research and explain the effectiveness of a specific UN peacekeeping operation/effort involving peacekeeping during a civil war.
Research and explain the effectiveness of a specific UN peacekeeping operation/effort involving the deployment of military forces to ensure the fair distribution of humanitarian aid.
Analyze the effectiveness of recent peacekeeping operations in Somalia during the 1990’s.
Analyze the effectiveness of recent peacekeeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990’s.