aim what problems plight shadowed different european nations throughout the post great war era
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Title: Political Tensions After World War I

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 26

Title: Political Tensions After World War I - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 112 Views
  • Uploaded on

Aim: What problems/plight “shadowed” different European nations throughout the post Great War era? . Title: Political Tensions After World War I Do Now: Throughout the initial stages onward of a post war period, what problems might a country face ?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Title: Political Tensions After World War I' - hashim


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
aim what problems plight shadowed different european nations throughout the post great war era
Aim: What problems/plight “shadowed” different European nations throughout the post Great War era?

Title: Political Tensions After World War I

Do Now: Throughout the initial stages onward of a post war period, what problems might a country face?

- In other words, what happens in a given

country once a war is over?

Please hand in your HW! Thank you!

political economic social problems in europe
Political, Economic, Social Problems in Europe
  • Political Problems
    • Collapse of Old Gov.  Weak Democracies
    • Creation of new Countries  Cultural Tensions/Displacements
  • Economic Problems
    • No Industry/Agricultural Production
    • Impossible Reparations
  • Social Problems
    • Returning Soldiers unable to be integrated back into society/ Disabled
    • Dealing with HUGE LOSS
    • Stagnant Population
slide3
Need to rebuild the infrastructure (Massive destructions)
  • Pay war debts (loans)
  • Return soldiers to civilian life (major/and in many cases, very difficult transition)
  • Change from wartime to peacetime economy (during a war, since many “war machines” are required, many potential status of employment are filled, which dramatically decreases the unemployment levels – mass growth in the country’s economy, however, throughout the post-war era, the opposite often occur) = internal economic woes/problems.
objective i
OBJECTIVE I
  • Need a volunteer to READ ALOUD about postwar France. Afterwards, we will examine problems facing France throughout the post-Great War era.
what was the maginot line
What was the Maginot Line?
  • Named after André Maginot, French Minister for War 1929 – 32.
  • A series of impressive defensive fortifications along France’s border with Germany.
slide9
Fortified zones,
  • Underground bunkers,
  • Anti-tank defences,
  • Pill-boxes,
  • Artillery placements,
  • Communication centres,
  • Etc.
objective ii
OBJECTIVE II

1. What problems/challenges did Austria, Hungary, and Poland have to face after World War I?

  • Austria:
  • Hungary:
  • Poland:
close
CLOSE
  • Review your Problems chart.
  • Answer the following question in your notebook:

Which countries do you think were in the most precarious (unstable, most likely to fall apart) position? Why?

3) Now, let’s construct a small “math” equation:

Post war era (Treaty of Versailles) +

Postwar economic woes +

Great Depression +

Political plight = ??????

write in your notebook
Write in your notebook

Base on your understanding and analysis (our discussion), could leaders of the countries in question have handle their postwar situations differently? EXPLAIN!!!!

how why did totalitarian governments rose to power
How & Why did totalitarian governments rose to power?

Global problems throughout the post-WWI era:

  • The troubling Treaty of Versailles
      • Created way more problems than it actually solved.
      • Many countries were angry and simply hated it, especially the Germans.
  • Economy worries

- Various European countries were forced to payoff high war

debts, i.e., Germany and the “War Guilt” Clause – high

reparations of 33 BILLION $$$ in 30 years.

- This led to various economic woes.

- Since most of the Great War took place in West Europe [France,

Germany, Belgium, etc.), countries had to shell out millions of $$$ to

help rebuild the infrastructure of those countriesMany were flat out

broke.

- To top things off, countries across the globe had to deal with the

GREAT Depression = greater economic woes.

  • Keeping the abovementioned in mind, added to the failures of newly established democracies/gov’ts, the flood gates were wide open for the storm that rapidly approached = dictatorships (People hungered for hope/change/improvements), i.e., A. Hitler (Germany), B. Mussolini (Italy), and various others.
purpose of the league of nations
Purpose of the League of Nations

According to Woodrow Wilson:

KEEP THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY …

so to establish lasting peace.

failure of treaty of versailles
Failure of Treaty of Versailles
  • “Failed to create a Just and Secure Peace”
    • Germans felt blame for starting war was unfair
    • Germans felt being stripped of German territory was unfair
    • Russia mad at the carving away Russian land for creation of Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia
world still not safe for democracy
World STILL “Not Safe for Democracy”

After WWI, New Democratic Gov. emerged: Germany, Austria, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece

All Lacked democratic traditions

New leaders failed to show citizens how democracy could improve their lives economically

world still not safe for democracy1
World STILL “Not Safe for Democracy”

Treaty of Versailles did not allow war torn nations to rebuild, rather made them pay huge war debts

All while dealing w/ depression, starvation, homelessness, unemployment

Countries Unable to Cope

world still not safe for democracy2
World STILL “Not Safe for Democracy”
  • New Democracies Collapse

Dictators seize power and throw out elected leaders.

objective iii
OBJECTIVE III
  • What is Sinn Fein?
slide26
It’s the political faction of the I.R.A (Irish Republican Army), which was set on fighting for Irish nationhood. They opposed the oppressive rule of the British. Still exist to this very day. Today, Ireland remains very divided – British vs. Irish; Catholic (Irish) vs. Protestant (British).
ad