Why was the first half of the twentieth century so violent?
WHY: We understand that increasing interconnectedness leading to growing inequities within an international system will lead to injustice and conflict. To build an awareness of the impact of Global inequity in the nineteenth century and the resulting period of fermentation which caused many of the key conflicts of the Twentieth Century
You should complete 3 main tasks;
1. Analyse the statistics on bloody wars throughout time and answer the questions.
2. Carry out further research using the data provided to test the claim that the Twentieth Century was the most violet.
3. Answer the question "Was the Twentieth Century the most violent?" - using statistical evidence to support your answer.
Once you have completed all tasks you should send your work (task 1 and 3) via email to your history teacher or upload to Teams assignment if you are using this platform.
Week 5 Learning Tasks
Statistical Analysis: Was the twentieth century the most violent?
Task 1: Analysis Task
- What are the top 5 most violent events in terms of actual death toll?
- What are the top 5 most violent events in terms of adjusted death toll?
- How are the two lists different? which figure is most significant - actual or adjusted? Why?
- Create a bar graph of total deaths per century (those with available data). Which is the most deadly?
- Create a map of the most violent continent.
Task 2: Was the twentieth century the most violent?
Additional analysis: Statistical analysis
Task 3: Was the twentieth century the most violent? Written analysis Task
Explain your answer using the statistical analysis that you have completed.
Extension Task: Read the following article
'The bloody century' - additional reading
The past 100 years changed the nature of war. With conflict worldwide showing no sign of abating, historian Eric Hobsbawm assesses the prospects for stability in the new century