Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 36: New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Understand and identify key causes of World War II and the motivations of aggressive powers such as Japan, Italy, and Germany.
  • Outline the global expansion of the war and its eventual end.
  • Understand and identify Japanese war aims in the Pacific and southeast Asia.
  • Identify key aspects of wartime strategies of collaboration and resistance.
  • Explain the origins and course of the Holocaust.
  • Outline the importance and significance of the roles played by women in World War II.
  • Discuss the origins of the cold war.
  • Outline the global expansion the cold war.
  • Understand and identify key points of change in the cold war after the Cuban missile crisis.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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