Lesson 3: World War II and 20th Century Europe

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January 23, 2017 at 10:00 am  •  Posted in s17-econ320 by  •  0 Comments

Mon, Jan 23

Review:

  • Niall Ferguson’s 6 Killer Apps
  • World Regions
  • Map of Europe

Presentation:

  • Intro to “The War” by Ken Burns
  • World War II in European Theater
    • Estimated casualties by country (60M worldwide)
      • Soviet Union – 26,000,000
      • Germany – 7,000,000
      • Poland – 6,000,000
      • Yugoslavia – 1,000,000
      • France – 600,000
      • Hungary – 550,000
      • Greece – 500,000
      • Italy – 500,000
      • Great Britain – 450,000
      • Lithuania – 350,000
      • Czechoslovakia – 350,000
      • Latvia – 250,000
      • Netherlands – 200,000
    • Timeline of Key Events
      • 1939
        • Hitler invades Poland
        • Britain and France declare war on Germany
      • 1940
        • German Blitzkrieg overwhelms Belgium, Holland and France
        • Churchill becomes Prime Minister of England
        • Britain holds off German invasion in the Battle of Britain
      • 1941
        • Hitler begins invasion of Russia
        • US enters war after Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
      • 1942
        • Ferocious Russian-German combat, millions of soldiers and civilians killed
        • Holocaust begins at Auschwitz
      • 1943
        • German army suffers major defeat in Battle of Stalingrad
        • Allies invade Italy
      • 1944
        • Russian Army advances into Eastern Europe
        • Allies invade France on D-Day
      • 1945
        • Russian Army captures Berlin
        • Hitler commits suicide and Germany surrenders
    • Crash Course World History: World War II
  • Post World War II
  • Recommended (not required) WW II Resources

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