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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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