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Health and Welfare – Industrial Revolution

In our History class we had seen the origins of the Industrial Revolution. Then our teacher, Lenny, divided us in groups to make presentations about the different topics of the Industrial Revolution.

I worked with Jose Catani, Flor Araya and Rochi Hartmann. Our topic was “Health and Welfare“.

The Feudal Economy

In our history we have seen the feudal economy. Here is a presentation I made with Catalina Rela and Bautista Olaizola about it.

French Revolution: Timeline

In our History class, after studying the French Revolution, we were asked to create a timeline with all th significant events that took place during this period in France. Here is my Timeline.

Pierre Gaspard Chaumette – Fakebook

In our History class we are studying the French Revolution. I order to that we were assigned in pairs to work with one of the characters that participate on the French Revolution. I worked with Juan Lutowicz and our character was Pierre Gaspard Chaumette. Here is the Fakebook.

 

Pierre Gaspard Chaumette

 

Berlin Blockade

In our History class we have started seen a new topic that is “The Berlin Blockade”. We have to complete a chart with differents aspects of it and the answer some questions. Here is the task,

This is the chart:

History Chart Berlin Blockade

1. What was life like in Berlin in the post-war era?

Life in Berlin was very harsh after it was divided into four zones. They didn’t know how world was in the others sides and they wanted to recover things that were destroyed during the war.

2. How did Soviet policy towards Berlin differ from that of the West?

The East of Berlin was very communist, there cannot be any publicity and buildings and cars were the same.

3. Why was reform of the German currency a key issue for both sides?

A new brand was introduced. Stalin though this as a form of attempt to the East Germany econonomy. Then Russians had stopped the traffic into Berlin.

4. Why was the airlift such a major feat?

Because around 600 flights delivered more than 50000 tons of resources even if the weather was bad.

5. In what respect can the USSR and US be responsible for further increasing tensions during the airlift?

In the way that USSR and the USA could be responsible was if the Russians confused the airlifts as if they were going to bombard them, This was confusing and brought tension between the two countries.

6. Why did Stalin eventually agree to talks over the airlift?

Stalin had opened the routes into Berlin and he was in total agree to solve problems fighting with the countries that opposed his opinions.

 Extension question

Who was more to blame for Berlin becoming a major flashpoint in the Cold War, the Soviets or the Americans?

In my opinion both had the blame for Berlin becoming a major flashpopint in the Cold War. Soviets had closed the routes into Berlin. This made it difficult to control the four zones in which Berlin was divided. The Americans sent airlifts that could be confused by the Russians as an intention of bombarding the zones, so it was very dangerous.

On the Verge of War

In History we have already studied the short-term causes of WW2 and the failures of the League of Nations in the 1930´s. Now we have to work with some protagonists of the conflicts of the league before the beginning of WW2. For this, we had to create a Fakebook of one of the protagonists. I worked with Luli Giambruni, Delfi Miy Uranga and Joaco Venini and our protagonist was Haile Selassie.

Fakebook

“Fakebook” is a fake Facebook in which you can create a false profile of a character of a story or comedy that you like. In this case it is a profile of a history character that is call Haile Selassie.

Short Term Causes of WW2

For me this Meograph is well made and had a lot of information that can help to study the Short Term Causes of The Second World War.

WW2 Animation

This is a very interesting and entertaing video that helps  a lot to understand how the Second World War was developed and how countries attacked other territories. In the video is well explained the movements of the countries and how the allies in the USSR and the USA managed to recovered all their territories loosed.

The Manchurian Crisis

In our History class our teacher told us to watch a video in her blog about the Manchurian Crisis and then answer some questions.

1-  At the beginning, the video shows that although the role of League of Nations  was maintaining peace, it failed. Poland is presented as an example of this failure since it was attacked in 1939.

2- Japan faced many problems. These were:

  • Japan had suffered a lot from the depression;
  • The population was booming with 500.000.000 mouths to feed;
  • Japan was an isolated country. It had to open trade to maintain the population;
  • She didn’t have  natural resources of its own;
  • It relied on international connections to trade;
  • In 1930 the unemployment was high
  • The agricultural failure.

3- Politicians took the second place in the army, the army controlled the education system and martial techniques were obligatory from a very early age.

4- Since the Japanese didn’t have resources, they thought that by invading Manchuria in China they would get the resources they desperately needed. This included the elimination of the Chinese which was considered by them as a subhuman race.

5- The value of Manchuria was the railway system and its rich lands, so in 1931 the Japanese infiltrated guards in Manchuria and threatened to sabotage the railway system. Immediately China appealed to the League. This also helped Japan to expand their territories.

6- The Japanese Imperial Army had the permission of the Japanese government to launch retaliatory actions if the Chinese attacked any Japanese property in the area. As a result, Japanese troops responded to the explosion at Mukden by attacking the nearby Chinese Garrison, taking and securing it with ease as the Chinese government had ordered troops in the area not to resist any attacks by Japanese troops in this area.

The Incident was a masterstroke by Japanese officers determined to begin the process of territorial expansion. The explosion at Mukden was very probably staged by Japanese troops to enable a retaliatory attack. Following the seizure of Mukden Japanese troops began occupying other towns and cities in the area. Within 5 months the whole of Manchuria was under the control of the Japanese army.

7- It took a lot of time to answer the Chinese, in the end, they said that Japan should leave. The Japanese had to withdraw from the invaded land and Manchuria should became a semi – independent nation free from China and Japan.

8- As a consequence Japan decided to leave the League. She had successfully taken Manchuria and as they had left the League, no – one could control them and no – one would intervene. This episode showed the weakness of the League and its failure to play the role it supposedly had, it showed the fallacy in the system.

Revision with Sources – History

In our History class we have worked in groups of two, we scan some QR Codes and worked on the sources given there. I worked together with Bautista Olaizola and we joined with other groups that had the same topic that were Pancho Mosquera, Agustin Segura, Luna Perez Muñiz and Agostina Alday

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Source 1: This is a primary source because it is a photograph originally taken in Hitler’s times. Here we can see German women exercising for school. The value that the photograph had was that if it was published through Germany, people would be proud of their children and of  the new education methods put up by Hiler. One of the most important things that Hitler had in mind were the children and their education since they would be the future of the country.  He wanted every child to grow up fit and already brain-washed with his political ideas, this photograph is evidence that he was succeeding in his objectives.

Source 2: This source is Primary because it is a picture when the Nazis started to be welcome in every place. In the picture a woman is saying hello in a friendly way, like giving support. In this source we can see that the Nazis had the support of the German people. The majority of the Germans liked a powerful army. In the picture a woman is greating a Natzi soldier

Source 3: This source is Primary because it was seen by the population in the streets, here you can see an example of propaganda. This one was spread by goebbels to make Germany look like a country in which children and mothers would be safe and healthy. Also showing off the Law for the Encouragement of Marriage. This law stated that all newly married couples would get a government loan of 1000 marks which was about 9 months average income.

The Impact of the WW1 and the Birth of the Weimar Republic

In our History class we had made a presentation about the Nazi Rule. I work with Agustín Segura and our topic was “The Impact of the WW1 and the Birth of the Weimar Republic”.

Causes of the WW2

This is a SlideShare we have made in our class of History showing three of the short term causes of the WW2. The causes were: The Rearmament, The Demilitarization of the Rhineland and The Anschluss.