Pol 2103 e - intro to international relations & global politics - joseph roman - 15 feb. 24. Features of wwi: wwi foreshadows the destructiveness of war, trench warfare, atrocities committed against civilians, total war. Full mobilization of societies for warfare: the usa enters world affairs. This is significant, the traditional american stance was and still is isolation: the end of the russian empire and europe"s last feudal stronghold. Ussr is established in 1922: lenin"s death in 1924 leads to josef stalin taking power & implements a policy of socialism in. Manchuria in 1931 & italy"s 1935 invasion of abyssinia: the munich agreement of 1938. Adolf hitler felt this gave him a free pass to eastern europe. He felt that it was liberalism that caused them to capitulate to his demands. 8 donitz authorizes an unconditional surrender & fighting in europe stops on may 8, 1945: the usa drops 2 nuclear bombs on japan & the war in the pacific.