HSC Modern History

 

HSC Modern History 

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Have you ever considered what it would be like if World War I never happened? In Modern History you will learn about the events that led to WWI and what life was like for the soldiers fighting on the Western Front. You will come to know the likes of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and other powerful dictators, as well as the race between the Soviet Union and America to have the first man walk on the moon in 1969! Do you know who won? Find out below. 

Preliminary Course  

TOPIC 1: CASE STUDIES

TOPIC 2: HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION

TOPIC 3: THE WORLD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY 

HSC Course

TOPIC 1: WORLD WAR 1 1914-1919: A SOURCE-BASED STUDY

TOPIC 2: NATIONAL STUDIES

TOPIC 3: PERSONALITIES IN THE 20TH CENTURY

TOPIC 4: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT

 

Preliminary Course  

TOPIC 1: CASE STUDIES

List A - Case Study Examples 

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade 

The Reign of Terror in France 1792-95 

  • French Revolution summary
  • The lead up to the French Revolution: 
  • The French Revolution overview
  • Robespierre and the terror article  
  • About the guillotine
  • The end of the terror summary

The Social Consequences of Industrialisation in Britain in the Early Nineteenth Century 

  • The industrial revolution crash course: 

The Decline and Fall of the Romanov Dynasty 

 Yankees and Confederates in the American States in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

  • A short summary of the outcome of the Civil War
  • Video timeline of events and reasons in the Civil War:
     

Bismarck and the Unification of the German States 

The Paris Commune 1871

  • 'An Exercise in Terror: The Paris Commune 1871' HistoryToday article
  • Paris commune information and sources

Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette Movement 

The 1916 Easter Rebellion in Ireland and its Consequences 

Bodyline Bowling and the 1932-1933 Anglo-Australian Test Series 

The Failure of the League of Nations 

The Civil Rights Movement in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s 

The Struggle for Indigenous Rights in Canada in the Late Twentieth Century

Post-Communist Russia 

 

List B- Case Study Examples 

The Indian Mutiny 1857 

The Meiji Restoration: Nature and Impact 

The Boxer Rebellion in China 

The Making of Modern South Africa 1890-1910 

The Netherlands East Indies in the Early Twentieth Century 

Coming soon! 

The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1880s-1947 

Decolonisation in Indochina 1945-1954 

  • History of Vietnam's colonisation
  • Vietnamese Nationalism and the First Indochina War SparkNotes
  • Ho Chi Minh TIME magazine article
  • Ho Chi Minh and his role in the communist movement
  • First Indochina War timeline
  • Vietnam defeat the French at Dien Bien Phu: 

Nuclear Testing in the Pacific 1950s to 1960s 

Coming soon!

The Cuban Revolution and its impact in Latin America 

Allende, Pinochet and the 1973 Military Coup in Chile 

Ayatollah Khomeini and Muslim Fundamentalism 

Aung San Suu Kyi and the pro-democracy movement in Burma 

Tibet's fight for survival in the modern world 

  • Introduction to Tibet's occupation
  • 10 facts about Tibet
  • Civil and Human rights abuses
  • The importance of Tibet to China: 

The Chinese Government and Tiananmen Square 

  • The root of the Tiananmen Square protests
  • Tiananmen origins, nature and role of dissidents
  • 20 years after the massacre article

 

TOPIC 2: HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION

For this topic, you have to choose your own topic to complete a historical investigation. This should be a topic that reflects your interests and abilities. Some examples to do your historical investigation on are listed below.

Note: you can't do a topic that you will be studying in your HSC course, so run it by your teacher before you begin.
Possible Historical Investigations include: 
 
 
The process also includes planning and conducting historical investigations:  

To plan your historical investigation, you must firstly decide on the topic that you will investigate.  

After you have done this, the next step is to decide what medium you will present your investigation in. (Note: your teacher may already prescribe a certain medium that you have to present. In which case, there's half your work done!)  

Once you have decided on your topic and the medium you will present it in, you should start your research process. Consider other sources apart from internet websites as these can be quite limiting. Try to start with a basic overview on the internet and then look for textbooks, biographies and encyclopaedias to give your research more depth and insight.   

During or after your research process, you should be looking for a variety of sources to include in your investigation.  

In your investigation process, remember these points for what teachers are looking for:  
  • Comprehending written sources
  • Locating, selecting and organising relevant information from a variety of sources
  • Using a variety of sources to develop a view about historical issues
  • Analysing sources for their usefulness and reliability
  • Identifying different historical perspectives and interpretations evident in sources
  • Formulating historical questions and hypotheses relevant to the investigation
  • Using historical terms and concepts appropriately
  • Synthesising information from a range of sources to develop and support a historical argument
  • Presenting and communicating the findings of the historical investigation using appropriate and well-structured oral and/or written and/or multimedia forms using ICT. 

 

TOPIC 3: THE WORLD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY

The Nature of European Society

This Making of Modern Britain outlines the social and political situation of Britain at the beginning of the 20th century:

Imperialism 

  •  For a basic summary of Imperialism in the 20th century, have a look here: Xomba Imperialism in the 20th Century  
  • Imperialism in Asia
  • Scramble for Africa
  • Here's a crash course explanation of 19th century imperialism: 

Emerging forces and ideas 

  • Crash course on socialism and capitalism, two key ideas emerging at the start of the 20th century: 
  • Socialism: a theory of social organisation often identified as the step between capitalism and communism. Land and wealth are distributed by the governing power as all people are work as a community. See a more extensive definition here
  • Trade unionism: an association of employees banding together and using a variety of means to obtain better working conditions, pay increase or shorter or longer hours. See a more extensive definition here
  • Marxism: the political and economic theory created by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that rejects the idea of capitalism and calls for a classless society whereby all people are equal. This is what formed the idea of communism. See a more extensive definition here
  • Anarchism: the idea of rejecting a formal system of government and letting the people move freely without a governing power to adhere to. See a more extensive definition here
  • Nationalism: a passionate loyalty to one’s country and the desire for the independence and advancement of their country. See a more extensive definition here
  • Internationalism: the process of cooperation and understanding with other nations for the better good. See a more extensive definition here
  • Globalisation: the act of extending and communicating with other parts of the world. Recently, it has been used to define the growth of the world market and economy. See a more extensive definition here
  • Democracy: a government by the people and for the people.Where a governing body is elected in by the people and there is a doctrine of equality and fairness. See a more extensive definition here
  • Liberalism: a political or social ideology that encourages the freedom of an individual and parliamentary system of government. See a more extensive definition here

Causes of World War I 

  • Short term and long term causes of WWI
  • Causes of WWI: 
  • Causes of WWI: 

 

HSC Course 

TOPIC 1: WORLD WAR 1 1914-1919: A SOURCE-BASED STUDY  

WWI crash course:

War on the Western Front 

  • For an overview of the lead up to stalemate, click here: The Great War Stalemate  
  • Life in the trenches primary footage
  • Trench systems and trench warfare website
  • Soldiers in the trenches first hand accounts
  • Trench warfare game
  • Life in the Trenches information, diagrams and primary sources
  • Strategies used by both sides to break the stalemate
  • Soldiers suffering from shell shock
  • The Battle of Verdun
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • The Battle of Passchendaele
  • The Battle of Verdun: 
  • The Battle of the Somme part one: 
  • The Battle of the Somme part two: 
  • Passchendale: 

The home fronts in Britain and Germany

  • Western Front and total war
  • The various factors impacting the home front
  • Total War and Zeppelin attacks: 
  • Enlistment: 
  • The home front and propaganda: 
  • The influence of propaganda and censorship
  • 'It would end in victory': 
  • WWI experiences of women
  • Women in the workforce

Turning points 

  • The impact of US entry and Russian withdrawal.
  • Germany's 1918 Spring Offensive.
  • An overview of Ludendorff and the battle.
  • Events leading up to the Armistice.
  • How WWI ended:

Allied Victory 

 

TOPIC 2: NATIONAL STUDIES  

A- Australia 1945-1983 

Key features and issues 

  • Liberal and Labor visions for post-war Australia
  • Impact of communism
  • Conformity and protest
  • Changes in society
  • Nature and impact of immigration
  • Foreign policy and changing relations with the wider world

Visions for post-war Australia 

  • History of the Australian Labor Party
  • Origins of the Labor Party

The Menzies era - conservatism in a changing world 

From Whitlam to Fraser 

Foreign policy 1945-1983 

Coming soon!

 

B- China 1927-1949  

Key features and issues

  • Quest for political stability and national unification
  • Nature and impact of nationalism
  • Nature and impact of communism
  • Development and impact of Maoism
  • Nature, impact of and response to Japanese imperialism
  • Reasons for the Communist victory

The Nationalist decade 1927-1937

The rise of Mao Zedong 

Resistance to Japan  

The triumph of the Chinese Communist Party 

 

C- Germany 1918-1939  

Key features and issues 

  • Successes and failures of democracy
  • Nature and role of nationalism
  • Influence of the German army
  • Nature and influence of racism
  • Changes in society
  • The nature and impact of Nazism
  • Aims and impact of Nazi foreign policy

Weimar Republic 

The rise of the Nazi Party 

Nazism in power 

  • The effectiveness of propaganda:
  • Was Hitler a weak dictator? Historians discuss
  • Historian Ian Kershaw's essay on the Hitler Myth
  • Nazi terror and repression
  • Nazism as totalitarianism? Essay
  • Women in Nazi Germany: 
  • Elements of control in the Nazi state.
  • Propaganda in Nazi Germany
  • An example of the impact of propaganda, Josef Goebbels speech
  • Examples of Nazi Propaganda
  • Nazi racial policy
  • German or Nazi Anti-Semitism? Odel Heilbronner essay
  • Young people in Nazi Germany:
  • Part One: 
  • Part Two: 

Nazi foreign policy 

 

D- India 1919-1947 

Key features and issues: 

Changing nature of imperialism 

  • Nature and impact of nationalism
  • Nature and impact of satyagraha
  • Reasons for the growth and impact of communalism
  • Differing views of democracy
  • Independence and partition

Gandhi and nationalism in the 1920s 

  • Amritsar massacre eye witness recount
  • Ghandi's important ideas
  • Nature, impact and significance of resistance campaigns

Congress consolidation in the 1930s 

  • Salt Satyagraha and other campaigns of resistance
  • Events of the round table conference
  • Government of India Act 1935
  • 1937 elections and formation of the Congress ministrie

Muslims and politics in the 1930s

  • Rise of communalism in India
  • Mohammad Ali Jinnah biography
  • Growth of the All-India Muslim League
  • Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the making of Pakistan

The road to Independence and Partition  

 

E- Indonesia 1959-1998 

Key features and issues 

  • Nature and impact of nationalism
  • Nature and impact of Pancasila
  • Challenge of communism
  • Role and influence of the army
  • Nature, impact and collapse of the New Order
  • Challenge of regionalism;
  • Aims and impact of foreign policy

Guided Democracy 1959-1963 

The 1965 coup 

The New Order 

Coming soon! 

Collapse of the New Order 

Coming soon! 

 

F- Japan 1904-1937

Key features and issues 

  • Nature and role of nationalism
  • Nature and impact of internationalism
  • Successes and failures of democracy
  • Changes in society
  • Nature, growth and impact of imperialism
  • Nature and impact of militarism
  • Tensions between tradition and modernisation
  • Aims and impact of Japanese foreign policy

Japan as an emerging power 

Challenges to traditional power and authority in the 1920s 

Coming soon!

Rise of militarism in the 1930s 

Coming soon!

Japanese foreign policy 

Coming soon! 

 

G- Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1941  

Key features and issues 

  • Communism in theory and practice
  • Bolshevik consolidation of power
  • Changes in society
  • Leadership conflict and differing visions for the USSR
  • Purpose and impact of collectivisation and industrialisation
  • Nature and impact of Stalinism
  • Aims and impact of Soviet foreign policy

Bolshevik consolidation of power 

 

Stalin's rise to power 

  • Power struggle between Trotsky and Stalin
  • Stalin's consolidation of power

The Soviet State under Stalin 

Soviet foreign policy 

  • Changing nature of Soviet foreign policy
  • Changing foreign policy and ideology

 

H- South Africa 1960-1994  

Key features and issues

  • Democracy: differing visions
  • Nature and impact of apartheid
  • Resistance to apartheid
  • Role and impact of state terror and repression
  • Changes in society
  • Reasons for the collapse of apartheid
  • International responses to apartheid

The apartheid system 

  • Apartheid Africa newsreel: 
  • History of apartheid

National resistance to apartheid 

  • History of the ANC
  • Anti-apartheid movement, Pan Africanist Congress
  • Sharpeville massacre
  • The 1960 Sharpeville massacre: 
  • Nelson Mandela's biography
  • Stephen Biko and the Black Consciousness movement

Repression and control by South African governments 

  • South Africa's international relations during Apartheid
  • International responses to the Apartheid problem

End of apartheid 

  • Political, economic and social factors contributing to the end of apartheid
  • End of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela released from prison: 

 

I- USA 1919-1941 

Key features and issues 

  • Nature and impact of industrialisation
  • Nature and impact of consumerism
  • The Great Depression
  • Racism in American society
  • Changes in society
  • Influence of conservatism
  • American capitalism
  • Government intervention
  • American foreign policy and extent of isolationism

Politics in the 1920s 

The Great Depression and its impact 

US society 1919-1941 

  • Life in USA from 1919-1941 summary
  • The rise of religious fundamentalism in the US
  • Religion in America during the 1920's: 
  • US History- Prohibition 1920's: 
  • Was Prohibition a success in the 1920's? 
  • How did Bootlegging work during Prohibition? 
  • Prohibition and the role of the gangsters
  • Prohibition and organised crime: 
  • American Gangster- Al Capone: 
  • The Godfather: 
  • Changing of ways: 
  • Campone's Arrest: 
  • Murder Inc.: 
  • USA 1920's- Boom and Bust: 
  • The KKK white supremacist group and racial conflict
  • Racial conflict, anti-immigration and the KKK

US foreign policy 

  • American isolationism in the 1930's and strategies of US foreign policy
  • US and WWII nature, aims and strategies
  • American Foreign Policy in the 1930's: 

 

TOPIC 3: PERSONALITIES IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Option 1: Yasser Arafat 1929 to 2000 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Arafat's widow admitted their marriage was a mistake article
  • The two sides of Yasser Arafat article
  • Yasser Arafat's life in retrospect article
  • Arafat's NY Times obituary
  • Arafat: terrorist or freedom fighter article
  • Why Arafat should be considered a freedom fighter
  • Nelson Mandela's view of Arafat

 

Option 2: Joseph Benedict Chifley 1885-1951

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

  • Chifley, the aftermath of the miner's strike

Significance and evaluation 

Coming soon!

 

Option 3: Herbert Evatt 1894-1965

Historical context

Coming soon!

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Robert Menzies, Evatt and the Petrov Affair article
  • The attempt to boycott Herbert Evatt article
  • Evatt's political life part one essay
  • Evatt's denial of anti-communist legislation

 

Option 4: Mikhail Gorbachev 1931 to 2000

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

  • Mikhail Gorbachev biography
  • The man that changed the world: 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon!     

Significance and evaluation 

  • Why Gorbachev won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Gorbachev admits he should have 'abandoned the Communist party' article
  • Gorbachev's memoir article
  • A critical reflection of Gorbachev's role in ending the Cold War
  • Gorbachev's rise and fall photographs

 

Option 5: Emperor Hirohito 1901-1989

Historical context

Coming soon!

Background 

  • Emperor Hirohito's biography
  • Hirohito video biography: 
  • Top 5 things to know about Emperor Hirohito: 
  • Hirohito biography: 

Rise to prominence 

  • Hirohito's influence up until 1936

Significance and evaluation 

  • How Hirohito transformed Japan
  • Hirohito in post-war Japan article
  • The birth of Hirohito article
  • The myth and history of Emperor Hirohito lecture
  • Obituary on Hirohito's death
  • Hirohito talking of Pearl Harbour article
  • A perspective on Hirohito's funeral
  • The aftermath of Hirohito's death
  • Hiroto's role in the Second World War
  • Emperor Hirihoto's role in WWII article

 

Option 6: Ho Chi Minh 1890-1969

Historical context 

Coming soon!

Background 

  • Ho Chi Minh biography
  • Life of Ho Chi Minh
  • Ho Chi Minh- Vietnam's Enigma: 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

 

Option 7: Kita Ikki 1883-1937

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Coming soon!  

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

Coming soon!

  

Option 8: William Randolph Hearst 1863-1951

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence

  • Hearst and the Spanish American War:

Significance and evaluation 

 

Option 9: J Edgar Hoover 1895-1972

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

   

Option 10: Mohammed Ali Jinnah 1876-1948 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Ali Jinnah a hero or traitor?  
  • India-Pakistan Partition 1947: 
  • Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic identity

 

Option 11: Alexandra Kollontai 1873-1952 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon!

Significance and evaluation 

  • Great feminist of the early 20th century article
  • Why Alexandra Kollontai was a revolutionary report

 

Option 12: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Douglas MacArthur: Famous Generals (1963): 
  • The Douglas MacArthur Story- The Big Picture: 

 

Option 13: Nelson Mandela 1918 to 2000 

Historical context 

Coming soon!

Background 

Rise to prominence

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Nelson Mandela's 8 Lessons of Leadership article
  • The day that Nelson Mandela first became President article

 

Option 14: Golda Meir 1898-1978 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

  • Golda Meir biography 
  • Golda Meir timeline of life events
  • Restrictions that Golda Meir faced as a woman
  • Jewish women's archive article
  • Golda Meir becoming Prime Minister article

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Examining Golda Meir's legacy
  • Golda Meir's leadership opinion piece
  • Why Golda Meir was voted one of the 25 most influential women of the 20th century
  • Golda Meir's biography review

    

Option 15: Robert Gordon Menzies 1894-1978 

Historical context 

See Australia section.

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

  • Why Robert Menzies still matters to Australian politics today 
  • Menzies' politics and policies
  • Changes that Menzies made in office
  • Menzies' forgotten people speech

 

Option 16: Bernard Law Montgomery 1887-1976

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

Coming soon!  

    

Option 17: Jawaharlal Nehru 1889-1964

Historical context

Coming soon!   

Background

Coming soon! 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

Coming soon!

 

Option 18: Ian Paisley 1926 to 2000 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

 

Option 19: Leni Riefenstahl 1902-2003

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

  • The rise and fall of Leni Riefenstahl: 
     

Significance and evaluation 

 

Option 20: Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 

Historical context 

Coming soon!     

Background 

  • The Eleanor Roosevelt story: 
       
  • Eleanor Roosevelt mini biography: 
  • Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon!   

Significance and evaluation 

 

Option 21: Albert Speer 1905-1981 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

  • Albert Speer- 'The Good Nazi'? Documentary part 1: 
     

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon!

Significance and evaluation 

  • Architecture with Albert Speer, his opinions and role in the Nazi state
  • Should Albert Speer be held guilty of war crimes?

 

Option 22: Achmad Sukarno 1901-1970

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Coming soon! 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon! 

Significance and evaluation 

Coming soon!

    

Option 23: Sun Yixian (Sun Yat-sen) 1866-1925 

Historical context 

Coming soon! 

Background 

Rise to prominence 

Coming soon!

Significance and evaluation 

  • Yat-sen's impact and extracts from his lectures

 

TOPIC 4: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT

Option A: Anglo-Irish Relations 1968-1998

Key features and issues 

Coming soon!

Growth of conflict in Northern Ireland 1968-1972 

Continuing conflict and movements towards peace 1973-1983 

Formal attempts at peacemaking 1985-1997 

A lasting peace? 

  • The Good Friday Agreement
  • Evaluating the Good Friday Agreement article
  • Northern Ireland 5 years after the agreement was signed

 

Option B: Conflict in Europe 1935-1945 

Key features and issues

Coming soon!

Growth of European tensions 

  • Similarities between Mussolini's dictatorship and Hitler's dictatorship
  • The rise of dictators summary
  • Appeasement and how it impacted Europe summary

Course of the European war 

  • Interactive map of events in WWII  
  • Timeline of events in WWII
  • Air Battles of WWII: 
  • Summary of the Battle of El Alamein

Civilians at war 

  • The impact of WWII on each country summary
  • A civilian's experience in Britain during the war
  • Genocide by the Nazis during the war and the racial policies in place
  • Nazi racial policies summary

End of the conflict 

  • The lasting effects of WWII in Europe
  • D-Day article
  • The Great Russian counter offensive in 1944 summary
  • How the Allies won summary
  • The end of World War II photos
  • The Nuremberg Trials

 

Option C: Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979 

Key features and issues   

Coming soon! 

Indochina after the French 

The USA and Indochina 

Coming soon!

The Second Indochina War 

  • The Second Indochina War or Vietnam War summary 
  • North Vietnam's 'Master Plan' and their strategy to achieve victory
  • The Tet Offensive
  • The impact of the Tet Offensive on the war effort
  • The Tet Offensive video
  • The impact of the war on Vietnam
  • America and Vietnam after the war
  • The impact of the war on civilians essay
  • Important anti-war movements
  • Vietnam war protests summary

Pol Pot's Regime 

  • A historical overview of the Rise and Fall of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia
  • The Rise and Fall photos
  • Timeline of events in the Khmer Rouge rise to power
  • Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia

 

Option D: Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951 

Key features and issues 

Coming soon!

Growth of Pacific tensions

Course of the Pacific War 

Civilians at war 

  • The Australian home front during WWII    
  • The home front in Japan

End of the conflict

 

Option E: The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1948-1996 

Key features and issues  

Coming soon!

Origins of tension

War and peace 

  • The Palestinian Liberation Organisation
  • Yom Kippur war
  • Superpower involvement in the Middle East
  • The role of the international community in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict

The Occupied Territories and Lebanon

  • The attitudes and policies of the Israeli Labour and Likud parties  
  • The rise and significance of the Israeli settler movement in the Occupied Territories
  • When Israel occupied Lebanon

The peace process 

 

Option F: The Cold War 1945-1991 

Key features and issues 

  • The origins of the Cold War 
  • The difference between communism and capitalism
  • Detente during the Cold War
  • US policies during the Cold War period
  • The Arms Race summary
  • Summary of the Cold War: 

Origins of the Cold War 1945-1953 

Development of the Cold War to 1968 

Détente 

Renewal and end of the Cold War

 

Option G: The United Nations as Peacekeeper 1946-2001 

Key features and issues 

Coming soon!

Origins and early challenges of the United Nations 

  • The creation of the UN    
  • The structure of the United Nations
  • The significance of veto
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 
  • The creation of Israel summary
  • The United Nations and the Korean War
  • United Nations for kids: 

The development of the UN 

Challenges to peace 

The UN since the end of the Cold War 

Coming soon! 

 

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