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World History

1. Industrial Revolution
• Decline of feudalism
• Beginning of Renaissance
• Pre-industrial Europe
• Agricultural Revolution
• Factors that led to industrial revolution
• Impact of industrial revolution

2. French Revolution
• Causes
• The revolution in France
• France under Napoleon
• Impact of revolution
• Significance of revolution

3. Nationalism in Europe
• Rise of the nation- state system
• Unification of Italy
• Unification of Germany

4. Colonialism and Imperialism
• Colonialism
• The age of Imperialism (1870-1914)
• Imperialism in Asia
• Analysis of Colonialism

5. Emergence of USA
• Foundation of American Colonies
• The Independence of United States of America
• The American Revolutionary War
• What was the impact of American Revolution?
• Political Effects of the Revolution
• How did the American Revolution influence the French Revolution?
• US Civil War
• Impact of Civil War on USA
• Global Impact of US Civil War
• Impact on India

6. World War-I
• Major causes of the war
• Course of the war
• Analysis of major events of the war
• Consequences of World War I
• Aftermath of World War I
• League of Nations

7. Russian Revolution
• Major events in pre-revolution Russia
• Causes
• Course of revolution
• Consequences
• Aftermath of the war
• Post-Lenin Russia

8. Inter-War Years (1919 To 1939)
• The Great Depression
• The Great Depression- an economic perspective
• Rise of Fascism in Italy
• Rise of Nazism in Germany
• Soviet Union (USSR)

9. World War- II
• Foundations of the war
• Course of the war
• Aftermath of war
• Analysis of the war
• Decolonization phase

10. Development In Middle East
• Democratic reforms in Middle East
• Arab nationalism
• Israel

11. Cold War
• Political philosophies
• Capitalism
• Socialism
• An essay on Marx’s critique of capitalism
• Cold war

12. Post Cold-War World
• Global issues since 1991
• Integration of Europe
• European integration- a timeline
• Rise of global Islamic terrorism
• Rise of China

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