History homework- By Juan Elia and Olivero Llobet

Source 1: This source is an extract from Hitler’s biography,  Mein Kampf, 1924. This source criticises the Treaty of Versailles. This critic was made because of the punishment that the treaty  punished and humiliated the Germany.

Source 3: This source shows us the memories of Jutta Rudiger, a German woman living in Ruhr during the French occupation. This memories represent how the people in Ruhr suffer violence, hunger and abusement.

Source 4: in this source we can see how Germany is “drowning” as a reference on her economic situation and Lloyd George and Briand, although they can send them a “lifeline” by giving them a lot, they make fun of him and do not help her.

Source 9: in this source it says that hyperinflation was due to many complex things, but German people saw it in a different way and blamed the Weimar Republic and adjudicated all the responsibility to the government.

Source 13: in this source we can see the new type of movies that started to appear in that time, with a radical change from the women before to the women afterwards, breaking their stereotype.

League of Nations questions

1)What were the aims of the League?

The aims of the League were:

  • Improve living and working conflicts.
  • Encourage couperation in business and trade.
  • Discouramge agression.
  • Encourge discurament.

2)What happened to Wilson when he returned to the USA after signing the Treaty of  Versailles?

What happened to Wilson when he returned to the USA happened in the 1920’s elección. Wilson was too sick to be presente in the elections, so Warren Harding, was the opposite of Wilson and Harding took his seat and decided that the USA will not be part of the League of Nations, because he wanted the Usa to be Isolation.                                       Wilson was a democrat and Harding was a republican.

3) Why did German immigrants in USA not want to join the league?

The German immigrants associated the League to the Treaty of Versailles that punished Germany.

4) What economic reason did USA give to get out of the League?

The economic reason why USA did give to stay out of the league is beacuse USA could suffer. The reason are; that she will had to stop trading with a country that was behaving aggressively and that she will had to pay for troops.

5) How did Americans feel about imperialism in Europe?

They were antiempires, they didn´t like them at all and they wanted to focus in themselfs to be more stronger and powerful.

6) Why did Poland invade Vilna? Why did the league not act about it?

Poland invaded Vilna because she had some territotial conflicts with Lithuania and the League did not act because France and britain were not prepared to act.

7) Why was upper Silesia an important region for Poland and Germany?

Because of two reasons, Upper Silesia was an important region for Poland and Germany. First is was because Upper Silesia was rich in minerals. Secondly because Silesia was in border between Germany and Polands.

8) How did the League solve the conflict in Vilna?

The League did not solve it. The Leaugue tried to convince the Polish but they did not obey.

9) What did the League decide to do about the Aaland islands?

When Sweden and Finland started threatening to go to war, the two of them accepted the League’s rule so the islands belonged to Finland.

10) Why did Mussolini invade Greece in the Corfu conflict?

»The war was the border between Greece and Albania. The conference of Ambassadors was given this job and it appointed an Italian general called Tellini to supervise it. On 27 August, while they were surveying the greek side of the frontier area, Tellini and his team were ambushed and killed. The Italian leader Mussolini was furious and blamed the Greek goverment for the murder. On 29 August he demanded that it pay competion to  Italy abd execute the murders.The Greeks, however had no idea who the murderes were. On 31 August Mussolini bomebarder and then ocupied the Greek island of Corfu.»

11) Why was the League criticized about the resolution in the Corfu conflict?

Because this shows that anyone could do what they want if they were backed up by Britain and France.

12) How did the Geneva protocol weekend the League?

When Britain waas having general elections, a new goverment was chosen and they refused the protocol and that how the Geneva protocol weekend the League instead of strengthen it.

13) Why did Greece invaded Bulgaria in 1925?

In 1925 the Greece invaded Bulgarian because of the incident on the border were Greeks soldiers were killed.

14) Why did Greece complain that the League “seemed to have one  rule for the large states (such as Italy) and other for the small ones”?

Because it was not fair for the shorter states beacuse they had an only same League.

The Big Three Conversation

As a History project, we have to work in groups of three and make a conversation of the Big Three: Woondrow Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau. I did it with Abril Teran Frias and Anouk Laferrere.

Then, we created a VoiceThread with the whole conversation recorded with our own voices.

  • Anouk Laferrere represented Woodrow Wilson
  • Abril Teran Frías represented David Lloyd George
  • Juan de Elia represented Georges Clemenceau

This is our VoiceThread:


I think that it was a very good job. Tgis work help me do understand more of his topic. When we were recording I could feel how Clemenceau felt. I could feel how Clemenceau and France suffer.

I like very much this work. Beacuse we could work toghether thinking differents ideas and then we mixxed. I could noticed that without the girls I would not make the same work beacause we exchange our ideas and we work as a team.

What I would like to change is that in one class we present our conversations, see the points of view from the others. This works are very good beacause you can know better your classmates.


The Paris peace conference



1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.

2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?

3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?

4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?

5) Which new nations were created after WW1?




Argument for: In late July, early August, of 1914, Germany had declred war to France and Russia and she invaded Belgium. That cause GB to declared the to Germany. What we can see of this is that Germany was prepared for this and very  abitious and that she did it without provocation.

Argument against: Germany played an important role but that means that she has all the guilty of the start of war. For exaple other events like the assassination of Franz Fernidand or the conflicts between A-H and Serbia are very important and can be other reason of the start of the WW1.


Because of the damage Germany caused she had to pay for all damage she made what in 2013 is 400 billions of dollars. The consequens she had was her humilliated and this treaty damage her economy.


The reason of why did the victors were planning was to prevent the future with Germany in the Treaty because she could increase her power and strengthen.


Germany had to face Poland, Alsace-Lorraine and her colonies in China, Africa and in the Pasific. Wilson was unhappy with this because those territories to have self-determination.


Many nations were created after WW1. A-H was divided into separate nations.  In the video mention some countries were in the WW1 Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Austria and Yugoslavia beacame part of the URSS.


History first essay

Final version essay

«Naval rivalry was the main cause of WW1´´ How far do you agree with this statement? Explain.


Now I’m going to tell you what I think about this and compare the naval race with the short term causes and the long term causes.


        The naval race was very important because it created a lot of tension between countries. Naval race was the competition between Germany and Great Britain. They were very powerful empires that thought that it was very important to be very powerful in the naval race. The Naval race is not the only important because in ww1.

        The murder of Sarajevo was very important, the murder of Franz Ferdinand started war.

         The arms race created tension between countries and rivalries as the first and second moroccan crisis. In the first and second moroccan crisis, the rivalry was between Great Britain, France and Germany. The Arms race as the naval race created tension by showing the others empires how powerful they were.

         The balkans also created tension and rivalries between empires because the balkans had a strategic position so many empires wanted it. The balkans were dangerous.

          The long term causes were very important causes like the unification of Germany, Germany was a growing empire that was important because of the rivalries she had and how she contributed in many causes: Triple Alliance, the first and second moroccan crisis, arms race, naval race and the Balkans crisis . What Germany wanted before ww1 was to expand and be more powerful.

          Another cause is imperialism that made a lot of rivalries and without decaying, established and growing empires like the Ottoman empire or the German empire with war would not started.   NOt clear.

           The Franco-Prussian war and nationalism contributed in war also  creating tension and rivalries. Nationalism made tension between ethnic groups and The Franco Prussian war made tension between France and Germany.

            The last cause is the Unification of Italy, this cause isn’t very important because it only contributed in the Triple Alliance.

            Naval race was very important in war but all causes are important because without them war could not start. So all causes have the same importance, that’s my opinion about this.


You’ve included a relevant number of causes. The problem is that at times your analysis of how those events contributed to war is not clear. You must also work on language.

100 años antes de la gran guerra

Lenny nos mando por facebook un articulo de la nación muy interesante. Yo lo aprecio mucho que nos lo haya mandado porque aparte que nos manda un interesante articulo se toma el tiempo en verlo y mandarlo. Eso no lo hace cualquier maestra y por eso es una muy buena maestra. Yo apreciaría que lo lean porque es un lindo gesto de Lenny y ustedes podrían pensar ya agradecer a las personas que están ahí apoyándolos y tomándose su tiempo para ustedes. Este es el articulo. Gracias Lenny

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