EUROPEAN HISTORY

I. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era (1789-1815)

 The causes of French Revolution

 The consequences of Revolution

 Napoleon rise to power

 Creation of Empire

 The Continental system

 The fall of Napoleon

II. The Concert of Europe (1815-1830)

 The Congress of Vienna

 Metternich’s Era

 The Concert of Europe and Congress System

 Balance of Power

III. Forces of Continuity and Change in Europe (1815-1848)

 Nationalism

 Liberalism

 Romanticism

 Socialism

 Industrial Revolution

 Colonialism

 Cosequences

IV. The Eastern Question (1804-1856)

 The nature of the Eastern question

 The Crimean War

 Russo Turkish War 1877

V. Unification of Italy

 The effects of the revolution of 1848

 The obstacles to unification

 Cavour and the unification of Italy

 The Process of Italian unification (1859-1871)74

VI. Unification of Germany

 The rise of Bismarck

 Diplomatic events

 The Austro-Prussian War (1866)

 The Franco- Prussian War (1870-1871)

 The triumph of Bismarck and process of unification

VII. The Origins of First World War (1890-1914)

 Formation of Alliances and Counter Alliances

 The Balkans War (1912-1913)

 The outbreak of the World War 1

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VIII. The First World War and its aftermath

 The War (1914-1918) and peace treaties

 The League of Nations

IX. Dictatorships in Europe

 Fascism in Italy under Musssolini

 Hitler,Nazism and Germany

 Russia , Marxism Revolution and its working under Stalin

 Great Depression and its effects on Europe

 Appeasement

 The Arm race

 The Sudetenland Crisis (1938)

 The distraction of Czechoslovakia (1939)

X. The Second World War and its Effects on Europe

 The Main Events of the War

 Impact of war

XI. Post- War Europe

 The post war settlements

 The United Nations

 Economic Recovery of Europe,Marshal Plan

 German Question

 NATO75

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 Decolonization

XII. Cold War Europe (1955-1991)

 Effects of cold war

 Warsaw Pact (1955)

 The European Economic Community (EEC)

 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement

 Charles Degaule and France

 Spread of communist regimes in Europe

XIII. Europe (1991-2012)

 The Gorbachev and Disintegration of USSR

 The reunification of Germany

 The Balkan crisis of 1990s

 The European Union

 Role of Europe in War against terrorism

 Global Economic Crisis and Europe

SUGGESTED READINGS

S. No. Title Author
1. A History of Modern Europe (1789-1991) H.L. Peacock,
2. The Struggle for Mastery in Europe: 1848-1918 A.J.P Taylor,
3. The Cold War: Ideological Conflict or Power
Struggle
Normali A. Grabener
4. The USSR: A Share History Vladimir Polrtayen,
5. Development in Russian Politics Stephen White,
6. Mastering Modern European History Stuart Miller,
7. A Text Book of European History by Southgate, G.W.
8. Aspects of European History 1789-1980. Stephen J. Lee
9. Europe Since Napoleon Thompson, D.
10. European Union: European politics. Tim Bale.
11. Modern Europe in the Making from the French
Revolution to the Common Market
Fasal, G.
12. The Norton History of Modern Europe Gilbert, F.
13. The Origins of the Second World War Taylor, A.J.P.
14. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. Paul Kennedy.