Comprehensive revision summary, relevant lecture notes and detailed timeline for all five topics. These topics are: The Origins of the First World War, The Treaty of Versailles, Decolonisation, European Integration and The Collapse of the Soviet Empire. Revision summaries based on classes taught by David Stevenson, readings and lectures. This is a 35 page document with a word count of 12597.
These notes aim to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of international politics since 1890, to provide a factual grounding and interpretive apparatus necessary to understand the contemporary world, and to survey the main historiographical debates. Lectures and class notes examine the origins, course, and aftermath of the First World War; the Great Depression, appeasement , and the origins of the Second World War in East Asia and Europe; the course and aftermath of the Second World War and the global origins of the Cold War: and aspects of the Cold War world, including decolonization, European integration, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the American war in Vietnam, and peaks and troughs of tension between the superpowers from the Cuban Missile Crisis to détente.