Topics to be covered for World History

Following are the topics, which I think should be covered in World History. It doesn’t matter what book you use.

  • Renaissance
  • Feudalism and Serfdom and Emergence of Nation States
  • Emergence of Parliament
  • Capitalism and Industrial Revolution
  • 18th Century – Age of Enlightenment/Age of Reason
  • American Revolution & Women participation
  • American Civil War
  • Statue of Liberty
  • French Revolution & Women participation
  • Napoleon Reforms – Continental System, Napoleonic Code etc.
  • Eiffel Tower
  • 1830 and 1848 Revolutions
  • German Unification
  • Italian Unification
  • Rise of Socialism
  • Rise of Colonialism
  • Reasons for rise of Imperialism
  • Neo-Imperialism → Expansion of colonies: Asia, Africa and Pacific
    • Secret agreements over distribution of colonies
  • USA
    • Rise of Socialism
    • Colonialism
    • Economic boom and Great Economic Depression
    • Racial Discrimination
  • Japan
  • China
  • Tibetan Issue
  • Events preceding WWI
  • WWI and its consequences
  • Armenian Genocide (100 year anniversary)
  • League of Nations
  • Russian Revolution
  • Rise of fascism:
    • Italy
    • Germany
    • Japan
    • Austria
    • Spain
  • Events that led to World War II
  • WW II
  • UNO [70th Anniversary]
  • Cold War
    • Poland Crisis
    • Hungarian Revolution
    • Czechoslovakian Crisis
    • Suez Crisis
    • Palestine Crisis
    • Belgian Congo crisis
    • Korean War
    • Vietnam War
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • German Unification
  • Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
  • European Community/ European Economic Community (EEC) → Treaty of Rome
  • Decolonisation → Why European powers gave up colonialism?
  • Decolonisation in South and Southeast Asia
  • Decolonisation in Africa
  • Neo-colonialism
  • Gulf War, 1990-91
    • Iraq’s aggression on Kuwait
    • Reasons:
      • Saddam wanted to lay his hands on the rich oil wells of Kuwait
      • Swift action of UN, led by USA forces drew Iraq out of Kuwait
  • Non-Alignment Movement
  • Personalities
    • Nelson Mandela
    • Lee Kuan Yew → Died March 2015
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