Week 8

Part One

This is the lecture – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o78brqjP1Y

1) Answer the following questions in full sentences based on the content of the lecture:
What good are international treaties like the Paris Peace Treaty if Hitler could just ignore all of its stipulations without consequences? Was there something in particular about this treaty that led to these results?

2) Do you think there was any point at which war could have been avoided without just starting the war earlier? Who could have done this and why didnt they?

3) What were the reasons that the German campaign against the Soviet Union (operation barbarrosa) was initially so successful for germany, and what three reasons slowed down their success unexpectedly?

Part Two

Read one of the documents from: http://soviethistory.msu.edu/1943-2/900-days/900-days-texts/
Answer the question in 3-5 paragraphs and respond to one of your classmates’ posts:
How did the citizens of Leningrad understand their role in the war effort? What was their experience like and how did they explain it to themselves?

Reference no: EM132069492

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