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The World from the 1890s to the First World War

Contents:
Europe: Europe’s Hegemony and Inter-Imperialist Rivalries - Conflicts within Europe - Formation of Alliances - Social Tensions - Socialist Movement - Colonialism, Militarization, and War.
World history USA: the USA as an imperialist Power - Protest Movements—Black People’s Struggle for Equality.
 World history Japan: Rise of Modem Japan - Japan as an Imperialist Power.
World history Asia, Africa and Latin America: Rise of Nationalist Movements in  Asia- Anti-Colonial Resistance in Africa - Developments in Latin America.
World history The First World War: The Immediate Occasion-The Scope of the War - The Course of the War - Spread o$ the War Outside
Europe-The Policy of Blockade-End of the War.
World history The Russian Revolution: Revolutionary Movement in Russia-The February Revolution - The October Revolution - Civil War and Foreign Intervention.
World history Morocco - Pan-African Congresses-Negritude Movement - Racial Oppression in South Africa Latin America. Mexico - Changes in US Policy.
World history Developments in Europe. Europe from 1919 to 1923 - the New States in Europe-Rise of Authoritarian Regimes - Britain, France, and Czechoslovakia - Weimar Republic - Economic Problems of the Weimar Republic - Fascism in Italy
Europe from J924 to 1936: Impact of the Great Depression on Europe - Developments in Britain -Political Instability in France - Portugal, and Spain - Triumph of Nazism in Germany.
The League of Nations—Aggression and Appeasement The Spanish Civil War - Japanese Aggression on China -Annexation of Austria-The Munich Pact-The Polish Question and Negotiations with USSR.

The World history of  Second World War

The Beginning of the War - Soviets Occupy Eastern Poland and Baltic States - Conquest of Denmark and Norway - Capitulation of  Belgium, the Netherlands and France-The Battle of Britain - Other Theatres of War-German Invasion of the Soviet Union-US Entry into the War-A Global War-The Battle of Stalingrad-The War in North Africa and the Pacific-The Allied Victories in Europe Surrender of Germany - Surrender of Japan - Fascist Barbarities - Allied Air Raids and the Use of Atom Bombs - Resistance Movements -Allied War Aims-The United Nations Charter

World history The World Since 1945

The Cold War Origins - Communist Governments in Eastern Europe -Developments in Germany - Civil War in Greece-The Truman Doctrine-The Crisis over Berlin and the Division of Germany.
 The Soviet Union Becomes a Nuclear Power-The Spy Scare—Communist Victory in China-The War in Korea. [world history textbooks]
Further Intensification of the Cold War-Theories of ‘Brinkmanship' and ‘Deterrence'- Military
Alliances in Asia-Role of the CIA. The Vietnam War. The French -Debacle - The US War in Vietnam. The Arab World. Israel as a Major; Factor - The Suez War - The Eisenhower Doctrine.
The Arab-Israel Wars. The Crisis over Missiles in Cuba-End of the Cold War. [world history textbooks]
USA: Economic Supremacy - Anti-Communist Hysteria - Foreign Interventions - Civil Rights Movements - Anti-War Movement.
USSR: Failures in Economy - Military Strength - Political Developments - End of Terror - Foreign Policy - Break-up of the Soviet Union. [world history books]
Europe: Portugal, Spain, and Greece - Western Europe - End of Europe's Hegemony - European Unity. Eastern Europe: Romania and Albania - Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia - East Germany - Break-up Of Yugoslavia. [world history books]
Asia, Africa and Latin America Emergence of Independent Nations - Weakening of Imperialism - Solidarity of the Anti-Imperialist Movements - Role of the United Nations. world history books
India's Role - South-East Asian Countries Achieve Independence - Nationalist Struggles in Arab Countries - Algeria's Struggle for Freedom. [world history books]
Freedom Movements in Southern Africa: Ghana and Guinea-The  Africa Year-The Struggle in Kenya-End of Colonial Rule in Africa British and Dutch Colonies in South America.
 Colonial Powers Attempts to Retain Their Influence: Guyana - Zaire. South Africa—
Emergence as a Democratic Nation. world history textbooks
Japan Some Important Developments in Asia: Main Trends in Political Developments.
Developments in China - Conflicts and Wars - Bangladesh as an Independent Nation - Regional Groupings. Commonwealth of Nations.
Developments in Latin America. US Interventions against Radical Regimes. The Non-Aligned Movement: The Asian Relations Conference - Bandung -Conference - Belgrade Conference - Basic Objectives.

Napoleon November 4, 1932 From the writing of Pandit Nehru Ji:

Out of the French Revolution emerged Napoleon. France, Republican France, that had challenged and dared the kings of Europe, succumbed to this little Corsican. A strange, wild beauty had France then. A French poet, Barbier, has compared her to a wild animal, a proud and free mare, with head high and shining skin; a beautiful vagabond, fiercely intolerant of saddle and harness and rein, stamping on the ground and frightening the world with the noise of her neighing. 
This proud mare consented to be ridden by the young man from Corsica, and he did many wonderful deeds with her. But he tamed her also and made the wild free thing lose all her wildness and freedom. And he exploited her and exhausted her till she threw him down and fell down herself.

O Corse à cheveux plats! que la France était belle
Au grand Soleil de Messidor!
C’était une cavale indomptable et rebelle,
Sans frein d’acier, ni rénes d’or;
Une jument sauvage à la coupe rustique,
Fumante encore du sang des rois,
Mais fière, et d’un pied fort heurtant le sol antique.
Libre pour la première fois!
Jamais aucune main n’avait passé sur elle
Pour la flétrir et l’outrager;
Jamais ses larges flancs n’avaient porté la selle
Et le harnais de l’étranger;
Tout son poil reluisait, et, belle vagabonde,
L’oeil haut, la croupe en mouvement,
Sur ses jarrets dressée, elle effrayait le monde
Du bruit de son hennissement.

What manner of man was Napoleon, then? Was he one of the great ones of the earth, the Man of Destiny, as he was called, a mighty hero and one who helped in freeing humanity from its many burdens? Or was he, as H.G. Wells and some others say, a mere adventurer and a wrecker, who did great injury to Europe and civilization?
Probably both these views are exaggerated; probably both contain some measure of the truth. All of us are curious mixtures of the good and the bad, the great and the little. He was such a mixture, but, unlike most of us, extraordinary qualities went to make up this mixture. The courage he had and self-confidence and imagination and amazing energy and vast ambition. He was a very great general, a master of the art of war, comparable to the great captains of old—Alexander and Chengiz. But he was petty also, and selfish and self-centeredand the dominating impulse of his life was not the pursuit of an ideal, but the
quest of personal power. “My mistress!” he once said,“Power is my mistress!
The conquest of that mistress has cost me so much that I will allow no one to rob me of her, or to share her with me!” Child of the Revolution he was, and yet he dreamt of a vast empire, and the conquests of Alexander filled his mind. 
Even Europe seemed small. The East lured him, and especially Egypt and India. “Only in the East,” he said, early in his career when he was twenty-seven, “have there been great empires and mighty changes; in the East where six hundred million people dwell. Europe is a mole-hill!”
                            -------Few Lines from the  world history textbooks of Pandit Nehru Chacha


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