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World War II

World War II

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


  1. Big Picture
    • World War II transformed Europe and America's relationship with Europe. In what ways was pre-WWII Europe unlike the Europe of today?
      • Could you imagine a similar conflict between the nations of Europe today?
        • What ties them together?
      • What is most striking about America's response to the European turmoil of the 1930s?
    • Where are today's international hot spots?
    • Do they seem similar to the European conflicts of the 1930s?
    • Is the United States similarly trying to avoid involvement?