Choose two different countries (not the United States), at
least one of which has to be part of Europe. Explain what life was like for
people living in those countries at the beginning of the 20th
century and how and why it changed throughout the course of the century. You
can choose where you end your description, but it should at least be after the

Compare the two countries: what was similar about the experiences of
people in these countries, and what was different? Was life different for
different types of people in each country? Do not forget to consider the
situation of women, minority groups, immigrants, and workers when relevant