Course Description

ONLINE: The 1930s was one of the most turbulent decades in world history. Students in this lecture-driven course will learn how the major world powers (the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan) navigated — and in some cases instigated — the significant events of the period between World War I and World War II. The emphasis will be on the 1930s. Topics covered will include the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of fascism in Germany and Italy, the Great Depression, the Japanese invasion of Manchuria and the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Soviet Union under Stalin (including the Ukrainian famine and the Great Terror), U.S. isolationism, the Spanish Civil War and events leading up to World War II. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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