III. Essays

(25 pts each – 50 pts total)

Industrial Revolution

Analyze the importance of the Industrial Revolution on one European country.

To what extent did the industrial revolution transform the traditional way of life in Europe?

Evaluate how socialism was linked to the Industrial Revolution.

To what extent is cheap labor necessary for the development of an economy?

Imperialism / Nationalism

Assess the impact of Imperialism on the mindset of European’s c.1900.

Explain the reasons/motives for and assess the impact of Imperialism on one European country.

Assess the impact of nationalism on one European country during the 19 th century.

Analyze the effects nationalism and demands for reform had on European governments in the mid-19th century.

Evaluate why revolutionaries in the 1800s were seeking to change the European political and social system.

Compare and contrast the impact of nationalism on two European countries pre WWI

World War I

To what extent can Germany be blamed for the First World War?

To what extent did nationalism cause the First World War?

"Wars usually begin 10 years before the first shot is fired." To what extent do you agree with this statement in relation to the First World War.

Analyze the reasons why the United States entered the First World War.

Inter-war Years / World War II / Cold War

Assess the reasons for the League of Nation’s failure to prevent the outbreak of World War II.

Evaluate/Explain the importance of the Great Depression on the rise of Nazism in Germany from


To what extent was the Treaty of Versailles responsible for the rise of Hitler.

Evaluate the lessons learned from World War I to the lessons learned from World War II.