The method is simple:
- Step 1: Delineate the two-time boundaries of the question (beginning and end)
- Step 2: Identify the situation at these two dates
- Step 3: Establish the bridge between these two dates (how did we go from)
A simple example to understand. Let us imagine that the question is the Second World War.
- Step 1: Time markers: beginning → 1939–1945 end
- Stage 2:1939: a Europe barely recovered from the 1st World War already threatened by extremes (Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini…). 1945: a traumatized world after a heavy toll that must ensure hopes for peace.
- Step 3: We make the connection: How did the European tensions rekindled by the rise of the extremes become generalized in a destructive world war only ended by a piece to be ensured?
Here is a question that pinpoints the problem which slams! You have understood the principle; now it is your turn to play.
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