Twentieth-Century Europe

The third and final test in hst 332 will take place on Tuesday, 8 May 2001 at 10:30am. It will cover European Culture and Society from the Second World War to the collapse of communism in 1989. The test will consist of 1 Essay question (10 points), 10 Identification questions (40 points), Multiple-choice questions (30 points), and Matching questions (20 points). Short essay or identification answers should include responses to the following questions: who? what? why? where? and when? and incorporate specific historical examples from the lectures and the readings. Assigned readings are from Merriman, A History of Modern Europe. An optional extra credit comprehensive examination will also be given on that day; it will consist of twenty-five objective questions drawn from the first two study sheets.

The Origins & Course of World War II

Blitzkrieg, the Panzer, & Sitzkrieg
Maginot Line, Dunkirk & Battle of Britain
Four Freedoms & the Atlantic Charter (1941)
Operation Barbarossa (22 June 1941)
Great Patriotic War & Stalingrad (1942-1943)
New Order (Germany) & SS-State
Wannsee Conference (1942)
Final Solution (Holocaust) & Auschwitz
Anti-Nazi Resistance Movements & 20 July 1944
Grand Alliance & Unconditional Surrender Policy
Teheran Conference (1943)
6 June 1944 & 6 August 1945
Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
Warsaw Uprising (August 1944)
Vichy France & Charles de Gaulle
Yalta Conference (February 1945)
Potsdam Conference (1945)

Europe and the Cold War (1945-1949)

Nuremberg Trials
Iron Curtain & Containment
Origins of the Cold War (1945-1949)
The Truman Doctrine & the Marshall Plan (1947)
Jan Masaryk (1886-1948)
Berlin Blockade (1948-1949)
The Two Germanies: BRD & DDR
NATO (1949) & Warsaw Pact (1955-1990)

Europe, 1945-1990

Konrad Adenauer & Economic Miracle (Germany)
Bretton Woods Conference (1944) & GATT
European Integration & Pact of Brussels (1948)
European Community
Godesberg Program (SPD; 1959)
Welfare State
Clement Atlee (1883-1967)
Khruschev's "Secret Speech" (1956)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch
Berlin Uprising (17 June 1953)
6 March 1953
Walter Ulbricht & the SED
Imre Nagy & Hungarian Uprising (1956)
"Goulash Communism" (Hungary)
Ostpolitik & Willy Brandt
Détente & Helsinki Accords (1975)
Prague Spring (January-August 1968)
Affluence, 1968, and Protest Movements
Solidarity & Lech Walesa
The Brezhnev Era (1964-1982)
Mikhail Gorbachev (1985-19--)
Glasnost and Perestroika
9 November 1989
Helmut Kohl & German Unification
Václav Havel & The Velvet Revolution
Rumanian Revolution (1989)
The Breakup of Yugoslavia & Kosovo
United Europe (1992) and the Euro

Europe, the World, and the Cold War (1949-1990)

The Cold War (1949-1990)
Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969)
First Vietnam War (1945-1954)
Chiang Kai-shek
People's Republic of China (1949)
Korean War (1950-1953) & 38th Parallel (Korea)
Suez Crisis (1956)
Berlin Wall (1961-1989) & Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Indochina & Geneva Conference (1954)
Domino Theory & Tet Offensive (1968)
"Hot Line" (1963)
SALT I (1972) & SALT II
SDI (Star Wars) & MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction)
Invasion of Afghanistan (1979)
Decolonization & The Third World
Cultural Revolution (China)
Nixon's China Visit (1972)
Middle East Wars (1948-19--)
Egypt-Israel Treaty (1977) & Palestinian Problem

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