1) Why were alliances considered necessary by European Powers before the First World War, and what alliances came into existence in the years just preceding the outbreak of fighting? 2) What were the main terms of the Versailles Treaty and how much agreement was there on them? 3) Explain Lenins beliefs and principles relating to Marxism, and summarize how they were reflected in the organization of the communist party and state as established in the constitutions of 1924 and 1936. 4) Summarize the economic theories of Friedrich Engels that the communists in Russia believed in and briefly explain the aims and achievements of the Five Year Plans introduced under Stalin. 5) What were the major advancements in European democracy that occurred in the years immediately after the First World War? 6) Explain how the Weimar Republic in Germany came into being and summarize the problems it faced from the outset of its formation. 7) Briefly explain what effect the First World War and the Russian Revolution had on European Imperialism in Asia. Essay Questions (choose any two (2) to answer) 1) Despite widespread optimism among Europeans at the turn of the century that the progress of civilization would reach a high point during the 1900s, Europe was plunged into total war by 1914. Discuss the background to this disaster, explaining how Europe drifted into conflict and identifying the major causes of the war. 2) Summarize the major political, social, and economic consequences that occurred as a direct result the First World War. Explain the causes and results of the 1905 and 1917 revolutions, and the 1918-1922 civil war in Russia. 3) Discuss the growth of the communist state under Stalin in the 1920s and 1930s, and explain how he consolidated his power during this period. 4) Summarize the anti-imperialist movements that developed in Asia over the course of the early twentieth century. 5) Explain the causes of the Great Depression and discuss the economic, political, social, and cultural consequences that resulted from it. Reference A History of the Modern World Since 1815, 10th ed., by R. R. Palmer, Joel Colton, and Lloyd Kramer (McGraw Hill, 2007). ISBN-13: 978-0073107486 Do you want your assignment written by the best essay experts? Then look no further. Our team of experienced writers are on standby to deliver to you a quality written paper as per your specified instructions. Order Now, and enjoy an amazing discount!!
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