International School History - International Baccalaureate - DP1 History - Term 3

DP History at La C๔te Last update - 30 mai 2017  
Term 3
Key Questions Lesson material Additional materials and external links
Causes of Japanese Expansionism

(i) How significant was the impact of nationalism and militarism on Japan's foreign policy?

Detailed Syllabus Reference

Paper 1 Source Analysis - Prescribed subject 3: The move to global war. Case study 1: Japanese Expansion in East Asia.

 

Timeline of key events for Paper 1 Source Analysis - Prescribed subject 3.

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.19-35.

Essential video about the Meiji revolution.

 
What were the causes of Japanese Expansionism?

(ii) What impact did Japan's main domestic issues have on foreign policy?

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.35-43.  
What were the causes of Japanese Expansionism?

(iii) How significant was China's instability?

This content is also useful for Paper 2 Essays - World history topic 10: Authoritarian states (20th century) and World history topic 11: Causes and effects of 20th century wars. This unit provides useful background on both the rise of Mao and the Chinese Civil War.

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.43-51.

On understanding Chinese philosophy and and traditional culture see this extract from Michael Lynch.

For advice on the transcription and pronunciation of Chinese words.

What were the consequences of imperialism for China in 19th century? Extract from Geoff Stewart.

For a simple overview of the whole period from a Chinese perspective see this extract from Michael Lynch.

Why did Europe colonize China and not the other way around? Interesting extract and fuller version from Jared Steel's bestselling Guns, Germs and Steel. Also see the video.
 
PBS documentary covers China in the 20th century.

Part 1 is relevant.

 

Events

(i) What happened in Manchuria and northern China (1931)

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.55-60.
Video on China from the 1990s documentary series People's Century.
 
(ii) What were the main aspects of the Second Sino-Japanese war?

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.61-67  
(iii) Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor in 1941?

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.67--78.
Episode 6 from the Thames TV series The World at War. See complete series
   
Responses

(i) How did the League of Nations respond?

This section covers similar content to the previous section but this time from an external non-Japanese perspective.

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.82--86.

BBC bitesize revision videos provide an essential overview of the road to WWII.


John D Clare on the League of Nations
 
Lost Peace Video on the Peace treaties and their consequences from the 1990s documentary series People's Century. Website for the series.
 

Culpin and Henig textbook on the League of Nations.

Video - Edited extract from the People's Century series on the League of Nations.

Peter Catterall essay, why did the League of Nations fail?

 
What political developments occurred within China as a result of Japanese aggression? Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.87-88

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PBS documentary covers China in the 20th century.

Part 1 is relevant.

 

What was the international response to Japanese aggression? Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.88-96.

 

Essay by Frank McDonough on the causes of the Second World War in Asia.
Causes of German and Italian Expansion

(i) What was the impact of Fascist and Nazi ideology on expansionist foreign policies in Italy and Germany?

Detailed Syllabus Reference

Paper 1 Source Analysis - Prescribed subject 3: The move to global war. Case study 2: German and Italian Expansionism.

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.101-120.
Nazis: A Warning from History 3 Video shown in class.

Summary notes to go with the video.

(ii) Impact of domestic economic issues on the foreign policies of
Italy and Germany
Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.120-29  
(iii) Changing diplomatic alignments in Europe; the end of collective
security; appeasement
Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.130-38  
Events

German challenges to the post-war settlements (1933–1938)
 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.143-150  
Italian expansion: Abyssinia (1935–1936); Albania; entry into the
Second World War
Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.151-158  
Responses

International response to German aggression (1933–1938)

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.170-79  
International response to Italian aggression (1935–1936)

 

Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.180-82  
International response to German and Italian aggression (1940) Textbook - Allan Todd - The Move to Global War pp.158-164, 183-189, 193-98  

 

 

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