Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: International Relations and Global Conflict c1890-1941
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Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 2: International Relations and Global Conflict c1890-1941

By Kat Kearey, Sally Waller
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Retaining all the well-loved features from the previous editions, International Relations and Global Conflict c1890-1941 has been approved by AQA and matched to the 2015 specification. With a strong focus on skills building and exam practice, this book explores in depth a period in which political ambitions and rivalries between nations plunged the world into major wars. It focuses on key ideas such as nationalism, militarism, and the balance of power, and covers
events and developments with precision. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style
questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Introduction to features
  • AQA History specification overview
  • Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
  • Timeline
  • Introduction to this book
  • PART ONE: AS AND A LEVEL GREAT POWER RIVALRIES AND THE ENTRY INTO WAR, c1890–1917
    • Section 1: Great Powers: Britain, Germany, Russia, France and Austria-Hungary, c1890–1900
      • 1 The political structures of the Great powers
        • Europe’s liberal democracies
        • Autocracies
        • Summary
      • 2 economic strengths and armed forces
        • Economic strengths
        • The relative strengths of the armed forces
        • Summary
      • 3 empires and rivalries
        • The ‘Scramble for Africa’
        • Russo–Austria-Hungary rivalry in the Balkans
        • The Russian and the Ottoman Empires
        • Summary
      • 4 The state of international relations by 1900
        • Anglo-French rivalry
        • Anglo-German relations
        • Franco–Russian Alliance, 1894
        • Germany’s Dual Alliance with Austria-Hungary, 1879
        • The potential for conflict
        • Summary
    • Section 2: The Great Powers and Crises, 1900–11
      • 5 Forces of instability
        • Balkan nationalism and its significance for Austria-Hungary and Russia
        • Militarism and the position of the German Army
        • The arms and naval race
        • Military plans
        • Summary
      • 6 evolving alliances
        • The Anglo-French entente of 1904
        • The formation of the Triple Entente by 1907
        • The Moroccan Crises
        • Summary
      • 7 The decline of the ottoman empire
        • The Ottoman Empire in 1900
        • The Balkan States in 1900
        • The causes of the Young Turk Movement
        • The Young Turk Revolution and its consequences for the Ottoman Empire
        • The consequences of the Young Turk Revolution for the Balkans
        • Summary
      • 8 pan-Slavism and the Bosnian crisis
        • Aims of pan-Slavism
        • The causes and course of the Bosnian Crisis
        • The consequences of the Bosnian Crisis
        • Summary
    • Section 3: The Coming of War, 1911–17
      • 9 The First and Second Balkan wars
        • Causes of the First Balkan War
        • Attempts to impose peace
        • Causes of the Second Balkan War
        • The impact of the wars on the Balkans
        • The impact of the wars on the Great Powers
        • Summary
      • 10 The outbreak of war in the Balkans and the July crisis
        • The assassination of Franz Ferdinand
        • The response of Austria-Hungary and Germany to the assassination
        • Russia’s response to Austria-Hungary’s demands on Serbia
        • The bombardment of Belgrade
        • Summary
      • 11 General war in europe
        • The mobilisation of German and Russian forces
        • The implementation of the Schlieffen Plan and the invasion of Belgium
        • Britain’s declaration of war
        • The key decision-makers and their motives
        • Summary
      • 12 From european to world war
        • The escalation of the conflict
        • Italy’s motives for war
        • The entry of the United States
        • Summary
  • PART TWO: A LEVEL THE FAILURE OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1917–41
    • Section 4: The end of the First World War and the peace settlement 1917–23
      • 13 The collapse of the autocratic empires
        • Revolution in Russia
        • Revolution in Germany
        • The disintegration of Austria-Hungary
        • The collapse of the Ottoman Empire
        • Nationalist ambitions and the impact on international relations and peace-making
        • Summary
      • 14 peacemaking, 1919–23
        • The roles and aims of the Big Three
        • The Treaty of Versailles
        • Settlements in Eastern and Southern Europe and Turkey
        • Summary
      • 15 challenges to the peace Settlement
        • Isolationism and the USA
        • Responses to the Post-war Settlement
        • Summary
      • 16 The state of international relations by 1923
        • The position of the USA and Russia in world affairs
        • Continuing border disputes
        • The occupation of the Ruhr
        • Summary
    • Section 5: Attempts at maintaining the peace 1923–35
      • 17 The ‘Spirit of Locarno’
        • Attempts at disarmament and conciliation in international relations
        • Consolidation of the Post-war Settlement at Locarno
        • Summary
      • 18 The Depression and its impact on international relations
        • The Great Depression from 1929
        • The effect on international relations
        • Summary
      • 19 changing balance of power
        • The ambitions of Italy
        • The ambitions of Japan
        • The ambitions of Germany
        • Summary
      • 20 The collapse of collective security
        • The Manchurian Crisis, 1931
        • The Abyssinian Crisis
        • The consequences of the failure of the League of Nations’ responses to Manchuria and Abyssinia
        • Summary
    • Section 6: The coming of war 1935–41
      • 21 Germany’s challenges to the Treaty of Versailles
        • Hitler’s aims
        • Hitler’s actions
        • Summary
      • 22 The international response to German, Italian and Japanese aggression
        • The Rhineland Crisis and Anschluss
        • The Spanish Civil War, 1936–9
        • Italy and Albania, 1939
        • War in China, 1937–41
        • Alliances between the aggressors
        • Summary
      • 23 The outbreak of war in europe
        • Appeasement
        • The Czech Crisis
        • The crisis over Poland and the Nazi–Soviet Pact, 1939
        • The outbreak of war
        • Italy’s reaction to the outbreak of war
        • Summary
      • 24 From western european to world war
        • The escalation to World War
        • The entry of the Soviet Union
        • Japan, Pearl Harbor and the entry of the USA
        • Summary
  • Conclusion: an overview of international relations by 1941
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index
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