World History (A)

Chapter 15: Years of Crisis, 1919–1939

Summary

ECONOMICS In the 1920s, new scientific ideas changed the way people looked at the world. New inventions improved transportation and communication.

POWER AND AUTHORITY In the 1930s, several countries—including Japan, Germany, and Italy—adopted aggressive, militaristic policies.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Nationalist movements in Southwest Asia, India, and China successfully challenged the British, Ottoman, and Chinese Empires.