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1 Comparative Essay 1914-Present

2 Directions Answer the following question. You should spend 5 minutes organizing your essay. Write an essay that Has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with appropriate historical evidence. Addresses all parts of the question. Makes direct, relevant comparisons. Analyzes relevant reasons for similarities and differences. Discuss the similarities and differences between World War I and World War II, using ONE of the following points of comparison. Causes Effects on civilians Effects on colonial areas The global effects of the war

3 The Question Discuss the similarities and differences between World War I and World War II, using ONE of the following points of comparison. Causes Effects on civilians Effects on colonial areas The global effects of the war

4 Turn prompt into two questions WWI What led to the World War I? OR How did WWI impact civilians (non-combatants) in the countries involved? OR How were colonized areas affected by this war? OR How did this war change the world after the war? WWII What led to World War II OR How did WWII impact civilians (non-combatants) in the countries involved? OR How were colonized areas affected by this war? OR How did this war change the world after the war?

5 Select one are to compare and make notes Causes of World War I Military build up Alliances forced countries into conflict Imperialist desires led to conflicts among Europeans Nationalism, especially in Balkans where different ethnic groups aimed for self- determination Causes of WWII Military build up – Hitler violates treaty, Japan uses military to build empire Drives for empires – Japan in China, Italy in Ethiopia, Germany in Eastern Europe Appeasement – actions not taken to prevent the war Ultra-nationalism in Germany, Italy and Japan led to military conquests

6 Label similarities and differences Causes of World War I Military build up Alliances forced countries into conflict Imperialist desires led to conflicts among Europeans Nationalism, especially in Balkans where different ethnic groups aimed for self- determination Causes of WWII Military build up – Hitler violates treaty, Japan uses military to build empire Drives for empires – Japan in China, Italy in Ethiopia, Germany in Eastern Europe Appeasement – actions not taken to prevent the war of aggression Ultra-nationalism in Germany, Italy and Japan led to military conquests S S S S S SD D D

7 Write your thesis statement Start simple if you are stuck – dont stay stuck EXAMPLE (8 th Grade) There were some similarities and some differences in the causes of the two world wars. EXAMPLE 2 (9 th Grade) Although World War I and World War II began differently, they had many similar causes. EXAMPLE 3 (10 th Grade) Despite having differences, the tensions leading to World War II parallel those that caused World War I.

8 Write your thesis statement EXAMPLES (AP) While the Great War erupted over the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and the chain reaction within the alliance system, World War II began as a war of aggression and military expansion. Despite the difference in the immediate causes, nationalist aspirations, militarism, and territorial expansion contributed to the outbreak of the two global wars. OR Nationalist aspirations, militarism, and territorial expansion contributed to the outbreak of two global wars, although they manifested in different ways.


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