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Chapter 30: The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949
Reading Questions:
1. Discuss the implementation of the Five-Year Plans in the Soviet Union and their political, social, and
economic effects. What were Stalin’s goals and methods.
2. Discuss the world economic conditions that led up the Depression. How did the political leaders react?
Did their actions help?
3. Explain the differences between the dictatorships of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini. What political
ideology was each following, and how did each rise to power.
4. Com0pare how fascism and communism defined and encouraged citizens to express their loyalty to the
5. How was World War II different from World War I? What made it more of a ‘world’ war, with
extensive violence and loss of populations?
6. What was the Holocaust, and why was it carried out? What have been some of its far-reaching effects?
How does it compare with other similar incidents in world history?
7. What was the source(s) of conflict between Japan and China from 1931-1945?
8. Who was Mao Zedong, and how did he present a challenge to the Chinese government? What was the
Long March?
Vocabulary – Page 786
Map Exercises:
A Map 30.1 Page 774(Old 842)
1. Identify the regions taken by Japan, and explain why the Japanese were so fixated on taking China.
B Map 30.2 Page 777 (Old 845)
1. Describe the expansion of Germany from 1933-1939.
2. Describe the expansion of Germany from 1939-1942.
3. Describe how the Allies pushed Germany back to their own borders.
C Map 30.3 Page 779 (Old 847)
1. Describe the expansion of the Japanese Empire at its height in World War II.
2. How was it different than German expansion?
3. Why was Iwo Jima and Okinawa so important for the United States in defeating Japan?