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Course Title: WORLD WAR II
WWI and WWII are increasingly being viewed as one conflict interrupted by a 20-year truce. The view of many is that the issues of 1914 were never fully resolved by the war and further complicated by the 1919 settlement. The shortcomings of 1919 grew increasingly obvious as the 1920s and 1930s progressed. Events seemed to draw the world inextricably toward September 1, 1939. WWII is discussed in the global context in which it was fought, but concentrates on the European theater. The course ends with Potsdam 1945.