Second World War Dbq

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BPQ#1- In the first half of the twentieth century, the disasters that befell Europe were related to the increased competition between the European states. These divisions have been a “long-standing feature of European political life” (982). This widespread competition lead to the rival alliances, which were “the Triple Alliance of Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Triple Entente of Russia, France, and Britain” (983). These alliances, in conjunction with increasing nationalism, lead to the start of the First World War. The Great Depression also had a large impact on Europe, as this economic crisis increased instability within all social classes.
BPQ#2- The Second World War was “deliberate and planned-perhaps even desired

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