This book is written for the key stage 3 history unit: the twentieth century world is an extension of The Second World War by the same author. Historical coverage extends from a view of the world at the turn of the century, through the upheavals of the First and Second World Wars to the present day. Students are given an overview of the main events and developments of the twentieth century, and are introduced to issues of political, economic and social importance.The book also includes particular depth studies.
Table of ContentsThe World in 1900; 1. The Outbreak of the First World War; 2. War in the trenches; 3. The war at sea and in the air; 4. The Home Front; 5 .The Treaty of Versailles; 6. The Russian Revolution; 7. Communist Russia; 8. The USA: Boom and bust; 9. Britain and the USA: Democracy between the wars; 10. Fascist Italy; 11. Germany: The Weimar Republic; 12. Blitzkrieg; 13. Britain embattled; 14. Home Fronts; 15. The Russian Front; 16.Pearl Harbor; 17.The Holocaust; 18.Bombing; 19. D.Day; 20. Germany collapses; 21. The Atom Bomb; 22. Rebuilding Europe; 23. The end of empires; 24. Communist China; 25. Post-war America; 26. The Cold War; 27. The Vietnam War; 28. Post-War Britain; 29. The Arab-Israeli conflict; 30. A New Europe