Part II: (Recommended Length â€“ 2.5 Pages in 12-point Times Roman Font)
These questions to write about. Examples from the lectures, readings, and documentaries canbe used to back up your points. Make sure your answer has an introduction (with a thesis at the end), three body paragraphs that provide proof for your thesis, and a concluding paragraph.The organization of your ideas is important although I will be more lenient on style.)
1) Why did Adolf Hitler come to power in Germany in 1933 but ultimately lose the Second World War to Joseph Stalinâ€™s Soviet Union? Conclude by telling me why the outcomes of that war in Europe helped shape the worldâ€™s history for the remainder of the twentieth century.
2) Why did the Soviet Union falter in the 1970s and 1980s and what did that mean for the countries of the independent â€œThird Worldâ€? What then did such countries need to do beginning in the 1990s in order to succeed in a seemingly â€œglobalizedâ€ world?
3) Why did leaders like Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Julius Neyere (pick a couple to focus on) look to the Soviet Union as the example to follow on their path through modernity in the 1950s and 1960s? Conclude by telling me why, by the early twenty-first century, religious â€œfundamentalistsâ€ across the world also rejectedWashingtonâ€™s DCâ€™s path throughmodernity.
4) What led â€œRadical Islamistsâ€ to conclude by twentieth-centuryâ€™s end that only a state guided by Godâ€™s sovereignty should exist across the Middle East? Conclude by tell me what you think our experience with Covid-19 these past six weeks teaches us about desires to create different paths through modernity.