AP European Summer Reading Assignment
Europe’s Last Summer Questions
Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started The Great War in 1914?, by David Fromkin
- In detail identify and explain the three important claims made by Fromkin
- Identify and explain the issues that worried and concerned Germany prior to 1914
- To what extent was Europe a “powder keg” by 1914?
- How does Fromkin’s work support the thesis established by Fritz Fisher in the 1960’s
- Identify 10 key players from the July Crisis of 1914
- To what extent did diplomacy or lack thereof contribute to the outbreak of hostilities?
- Who does Fromkin believe is responsible for starting the Great War? What evidence does he use to support his theory?
- How does Fromkin’s analysis differ from Barbara Tuchman’s?
- Why did Princip do it?How did it happen ? What was the initial impact?
- Why did Vienna believe Princip had committed the perfect crime?
- How did Europe react to the news of the assassination?
- What were Austria-Hungary’s motives for war in 1914?
13.What were Germany’s motives for war in 1914 ?
- How does the book portray the Kaiser during the crisis of 1914?
- Identify the person or persons that you feel is most responsible for causing the war.
Provide evidence to support your conclusion