Why did the Industrial Revolution encourage Western societies to adopt Imperialist policies? What new motives and new tools for conquest did the Industrial Revolution provide Western powers as they sought to expand their empires? 2. Drawing directly on the textbook, the supplementary readings, and the class presentations, identify and explain the major problems and key events that led to the outbreak of World War II. Mentioning at least three separate incidents or series of incidents to illustrate your larger points, explain the impact that World War II had on civilian lives. 3. In emphasizing the brutality of slavery, some historians have compared the institution of slavery to a concentration camp and emphasized the inability of slaves to resist the harshest aspects of slavery, to challenge their masters, to make effective long-term plans, and to strive to establish positive relationships with family members and other slaves.