The World Wars,
(1914 C.E. to Present)

From 1914 to 1945, the globe experienced two world wars, divided by an economic roller coaster ride.  Many of the issues that developed in late nineteenth century came to the front, while the development of totalitarian states in Japan, the Soviet Union, Italy, and Germany.

Documents
Study Guide - The World Wars
This is the study guide for Chapters 28 - 31.

Lectures
 
Important Links

First World War

These are memoirs and diaries of the soldiers on the front; exhaustive accounts of battles; an encyclopedia where you can look up terms or subjects relating to the Great War; a war timeline to put it all in a chronological perspective; and, of course, a feature covering how it all began. Couple these accounts with detailed maps of the battles themselves, propaganda posters, and vintage media, and you have a broad account of the conflict.

World War I - Wikipedia
This site provides a nice overview to the Great War.
Russian Revolution-Wikipedia
This page provides a nice jumping off point to analyze the Russian Revolutions of 1905, March 1917, and November 1917.

World War II - Wikipedia
This a good place to begin your research into the war.

Great Depression-Wikipedia
The worst economic collapse in human history.

Weimar Republic - Wikipedia
Germany after World War One was not stable, and is generally referred as the Weimar Republic, the city of its birth.

Holocaust-Wikipedia
Twelve million people died in the Holocaust, six million of which were Jews.

United States History Memorial Museum
Located in Washington, D.C. the USHMM stands to let others never forget and to say never again.



Music of the World Wars

"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", a wartime radio song about a virtuoso trumpet player, was a major hit for the Andrews Sisters and an iconic World War II tune.





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