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This is a Glogster that our teacher of History told us to do about “Rural/Country People”. I made it with Gonzalo Vazquez Avila.
Our teacher of History, Lenny, told us to write an essay on this question: “How far were the 1920’s a won decade?”. Here is my essay.
How far were the 1920’s a won decade?
In the 1920’s in USA it happened very important things. Many positives and another negatives. I will evaluate if the 1920’s were finally a won decade or not.
As a possitive we can mention the following things. Firstly, there was the economic boom which cause the indrustrialization that allowed many things at low prices and credit that facilitate the increased of consuming goods by the population. Secondly it was the isolationism to manage the effort of the country in the developed of the communication, the road building programme, the new truck industry, the electricity generation and distribution, the aircraft companies, among other things. In summary the USA became more rich and powerfully in the world. Thirdly entertaiment industries were developed (Cinema, Sports, Theatre).
However there were also many problems. Firstly, the developing of the oil and electricity industry damaged the coal industry because oil and electricity were more useful in that moment. Secondly there were many problems in farming because there was overproduction and farmers couldn’t sell it. Thirdly there was intolerance and prejudice that grew between Americans against the black people and immigrants. The most famous movement was the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) developed by white people to attack and kill black people in the south states.
In conclusion: in spite of the negative things the 1920’s was a very important decade for the Americans because they won on development, economy and entertaiment. It was a won decade.
This is a SlideShare showing some tips to write an essay on “The League of Nations”.
This is a SlideShare made by our teacher of History, Lenny, of the agreements and disagreements at Versailles.
This is an Inphographic of Bulgaria that our teacher of History told us to do.
This is an Essay we had made in class on Monday 12th.
How far was The League of Nations successful in the 1920´s?
In this essay I´m going to talk about how far was The League of Nations in the 1920´s and the disputes of the borders in that moment,
In one hand there were many disputes for the borders after the World War One had finished. Ones had succeded, like Upper Silesia in 1921, the Aaland Islands in 1921, Corfu in 1923 and Bulgaria in 1925.
The others had failed and that were Vilna in 1920 and the Geneva Protocol in 1924. Vilna´s conflict was that Poland and Lithuania were two new states created by the post-war treaties. The conflict began because its population was largely Polish and in the end the Poles kept Vilna.
The Geneva Protocol said that if two members were in dispute they would have to ask The League to sort out the disagreement and they would have to accept the council´s decision but the new conservative Government refused to sign the Protocol and this in fact weakened it.
Finally Upper Silesia that was an industrial region between Germany and Poland, but the League divided the region along this line and built it in many safeguards to prevent future disputes. Sweden and Finland wanted control of the Aaland Islands, which were in the midway between the two countries. Both countries were threatening to fight for them, so they appealed to the League. The League said that the Islands should go to Finland. Sweden accepted the League´s ruling and war was avoided. The Corfu conflict was started because of the fact that Tellini (Italian General) and his team were ambushed and killed, so on 31 August Mussolini (italian leader) bombarded and occupied the Greek Island of Corfu, then Greece appealed to the League for help.The League condemned Mussolini´s actions and suggested that Greece pay compensation, but that the money be held by the League. The money will be paid to Italy if and when, Tellini´s killers were found.
The final conflict that had succeded was the one in Bulgaria. In October 1925, Greek troops invaded Bulgaria after an incident on the border in which some Greek soldiers were killed, after that Bulgaria appealed for help. The League condemned the Greek action and ordered Greece to pull out and paid compensation to Bulgaria. the Greeks obeyed but although they complain that there seemed to be one rule for the large states (Italy) and another for the smaller ones (such as themselves). All this conflicts, in reality, succeed because after the end of the First World War the empires of Germany, Russia, Turky and Austria-Hungary were dissolved. then new countries and limits were created, making news conflicts.
In my opinion, the new dicision of Central and Eastern Europe make limits conflicts between the new countries the League of Nations have to attend to this conflict, to prevent new wars. The results were varied but avoid new wars during the 1920´s.
On Monday 7th we had to answer some questions on the chapter of the League of Nations.
This is the SlideShare showing the questions.
1-The aims of the League of Nations were: . To discourage aggression from any nation,
. To encourage countries to co-operate, especially in business and trade,
. To encourage nations to desarm, and
.To improve the living and working conditions of people in all parts of the world.
2- Some people were angered by Wilson´s arrogant style. He acted as if only he knew the solutions to Europe´s problems. Others were worried by his idealism.
3- Because they didn´t want the USA to prop up the League as it squeezed reparation payments out of Germany.
4- Because people in the USA (in particular business leaders) were worried about the economic cost of joining the League (isolationism).
5- Americans believe in freedom. Surely the USA could not agree to safeguard all the colonian possessions of Britain and France.
6- However Vilna was the capital of Lithuania, most of the population were Polish, so in 1920 Poland sent a private army and simply took control of it. The League did not act about it because France and Britain couldn´t send troops.
7- Upper Silesia was an important region for Poland and Germany because of its iron and steel industry.
8- The League was stuck, so in the end it did nothing. The Poles kept Vilna.
9- The League decided that the islandsshould go to Finland. Sweden accepted the League´s ruling and war was avoided.
10- Because Tellini and his team were ambushed and killed, while they were in Greck side of the frontier area. Mussolini was furious and execute the murderers. But Greece didn´t make it. Then Mussolini bombarded and occupied the Greek islands of Corfu.
11- In Greece there was a general depression for the decision of the League because Italy obtained practically everything she demanded.
12- Because the British new conservative government refused to sign the Protocol, worried that Britain would be forced to agree to something that was not in its own interests.
13- Because there was an incident on the border in which some Greek soldiers were killed.
14- A- Greece (small state) had to pay reparations to Italy (large state) in the Corfu incident.
B- Also the League obligate Greece to pay reparations to Bulgaria in spite of the Greeks soldiers were killed firstly in the border conflict with Bulgaria, two years later. Greece felt the League did not apply the same rule in both cases. (Italy and Bulgaria).