TURNING POINT OF THE 20 TH CENTURY. WORLD WAR II. NATIONAL MYTHS AND THE WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCE. Each European nation has its own myths regarding WWII…. Ussr/russia. “THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR…”. For the USSR, World War II was the seminal event. Validated Communism and Stalin
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TURNING POINT OF THE 20TH CENTURY
“THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR…”
→major military power
Ideology was key
Religion ruthlessly suppressed…cathedrals destroyed
planners set goals -
almost catches up to
rest of Europe in less
than 15 years
Right: Happy Peasants
THE GOALS OF THEREVOLUTION.
THE RUSSIANS WON THE SECOND WORLD WAR AIDED BY BRITISH STUBBORNESS AND AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY….
Jay Winter, Yale