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World War II Webquest

The following webquest encompasses several important aspects of the Second World War. From here on in, all QUESTIONS will be in bold font.

1. Read about the after-effects of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles


  a) How many people were killed and wounded in total?

  b) Who were the Big Three?

  c) What were the four areas of the Treaty?

  d) What was Germany’s reaction to the Treaty of Versailles?

  e) What two choices was Germany given in relation to the Treaty of Versailles?

2.   Go to the following site and scroll through the timeline.


a)   What year did Adolph Hitler become the leader of the National Socialist Nazi Party?   (Hint - look in the 1920's)

b)   Go to 1925.   Click on Mein Kampf.   What does Mein Kampf mean?   (Third or fourth paragraph)

c) What is an Aryan, according to Hitler?   (Around the fourth paragraph)

d) Look at the bottom of the article, when did this book become hugely popular? To answer this, you have to read the article, and then go back to the timeline to find out when Hitler became Chancellor.

e) What year did the Nazis hold a book burning? List some authors whose works were destroyed.

f) Scroll down to 1941.   Look at December.   What happened on Dec. 8 and Dec. 11?

g) Scroll to the very end.   Click on the Statistics of World War II.   Which country had the most fatalities?     How many countries were involved with World War II?

3.   Look at this website and write the definition of Fascism in your own words. What countries were fascist during the WW2 era?.


4. Go to http://www.bartleby.com/65/to/totalita.html
and find the definition for “totalitarianism”

Name the 3 countries and their leaders who had a totalitarian system.   What are the two most common characteristics shared by...