WW1

Why did War break out in 1914

What were the long term causes of the war?
What were the short terms causes of the war?
What event triggered the war?

Why was the war fought in trenches?

What was life like in the trenches?

What happened in the war?

What was life like on the Home front?

Did the war help women get the vote?


This is the first of a four part 30 minute episode of The Mark Steel Lectures on Sylvia Pankhurst

The aftermath of the war

What effect did WWI have on Europe?

What was decided at the peace treaties at the end of the war?

How did the peace treaties lead to the Second World War?

Wider impact of WW1: Russia
How was Russia ruled in 1900s?
What impact did WW1 have on Russia?

What caused the revolutions of 1917?
What was the impact of the 1917 Revolutions?


This is the first of a 3 part 30 minute lecture on Karl Marx.

Wider impact of WW1: USA
Why was the American economy so successful after WW1?

What were the key aspects of the boom in the American economy?

Why did the Wall Street Crash occur in 1929?

What was the impact of the Bust in the 1930s?

WW2

What were the long term causes of WW2?
What were the short term causes of WW2?
Was the war the result of appeasement or of Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy?
What were the key events in WW2?
– Blitzkreig

– Dunkirk

– Battle of Britain

– Stalingrad

– dropping of atomic bomb

What was the impact of WW2 on the Home Front in Britain?

– Pre-war preparations

– Evacuation

– rationing

– Women’s war work

– Propaganda/censorship and morale

What was the legacy of WW2?
Development of the Cold War
– USSR vs USA and the Cold War
– The Division of Europe
– The Arms Race

– The Holocaust – legacy and link to development of Israel

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