World War II and the Cold War Web QuestionsPosted: July 8, 2012
1) Adolf Hitler remilitarized the Rhineland in 1936, and then in 1938, unified Germany with Austria and fomented unrest among German minorities in Czechoslovakia. But Western European countries, namely France and Great Britain, did not give any response to his actions despite the fact that he violated the Treaty of Versailles. What were the reasons of such inaction from these previously dominating powers?
2) As we know, World War II embraced the whole world, millions of people died, and women were drawn into the conflict in an unprecedented way. What was the role of women in this total war? Did the war conditions empower them and bolster their rights, or, on contrary, disempower them and diminish their rights?
3) After World War II, a confrontation between two global powers, the U.S. and U.S.S.R, evolved, called the Cold War. They competed in political, economic, and cultural spheres. What were the main causes of the conflict between these two powers, who had been allies in World War II?