Historical Context

The 1920s began with a favorable outlook for peace. However, toward the end of the decade and throughout the 1930s, the clouds of war were forming. Dictators arose in countries that were dissatisfied with the results of World War I. Germany, Italy, and Japan took aggressive actions. Neither the League of Nations nor the democratic countries were able or willing to stop them. British Prime Minister Chamberlain suggested that a policy of appeasement was the best way to deal with Germany’s Hitler. Nations and their leaders took actions that moved Europe toward war. The debate over the causes of World War II provides different perspectives.

Directions: The following question is based on the accompanying documents in Part A. As you analyze the documents, take into account both the source of the document and the author’s point of view. Be sure to:

Format: Do not include a title page/heading. 1.5 Spacing with 12 font Times new Roman. 1.5 pages (Minimum) to 2 pages (Max). Needs to include introductory paragraph with context and thesis statement. You need to have at least 1 body or 2 paragraphs and a closing paragraph.

  1. Carefully read the document-based question. Consider what you already know about this topic. How would you answer the question if you had no documents to examine?
  • Now, read each document carefully, underlining key phrases and words that address the document-based question.
  • Based on your own knowledge and on the information found in the documents, formulate a thesis that directly answers the question.
  • Write a well-organized essay proving your thesis. The essay should be logically presented and should include information both from the documents and from your own knowledge outside of the documents.


Why did the world plunge into World War II in 1939?

What is the most effective response to aggression-appeasement or collective security?


The Road to War

Before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to expand the Nazi regime by pushing for more land in Europe.   In an effort to calm the German aggression, Britain, Italy, France, and Germany met in the Munich Conference, where they agreed on a policy of appeasement. In order to avoid a European war, Germany was allowed to have Sudetenland, a section of Czechoslovakia. However, since the appeasement did not work, Hitler continued with his aggression until the other countries could not take it anymore. Generally, Hitler’s ambitions to expand Germany caused the world to plunge into World War II. Besides Hitler’s expansions, failure of appeasement and the weak League of Nations also led the world to World War II.

Regarding the policy of appeasement, the other big four countries agreed on meeting German demands in order to maintain peace in Europe. However, not everyone was happy with letting Hitler have it  …………for help with this assignment contact us via Email Address:

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