8. Interwar years: conflict and cooperation 1919 39


Syllabus:
This section deals with the period between the two World Wars and the attempts to promote international cooperation and collective security. Obstacles to cooperation, such as post-war revisionism, economic crises and challenges to democracy and political legitimacy in Italy, Germany and Spain respectively, all require examination and consideration. The policies of the right-wing regimes and the responses of democratic states are also the focus of this section.
  • Germany 191933: political, constitutional, economic, financial and social problems
  • The impact of the Great Depression (case study of its effect on one country in Europe - Germany)
  • Hitler’s domestic and foreign policy (193339)
  • Search for collective security; appeasement in the interwar years; the failure of international diplomacy; the outbreak of war in 1939
  • Italy 191939: Mussolini’s domestic and foreign policies
  • Spanish Civil War: background to the outbreak of the Civil War; causes and consequences; foreign involvement; reasons for Nationalist victory


Germany & the Great Depression

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/weimar_depression_1929.htm
http://alphahistory.com/nazigermany/the-great-depression/
http://www.blacksacademy.net/content/3527.html