Pearson Baccalaureate: History: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars for the IB Diploma

Part of the Pearson Baccalaureate series

Publication Date
May 2010

Specifically developed for the IB Diploma, History: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars

This exciting new textbook for students and teachers of the International Baccalaureate Diploma, delivers workshops and curriculum review.

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the Wars topic, with a clear overview and detailed analysis of key events.
  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to answer essay questions on Paper Two, and document-based questions on Paper One.
  • Explains methods of historical research and writing.
  • Focuses on the examination requirements, with tips and hints throughout.
  • Offers support for essay-writing, including essay frames.
  • Enables practical coverage of TOK in the History classroom.


Contents Listing

1. Wars in the 20th Century

2. The Causes of World War I

3. World War I and Total War

4. The Results of World War I

5. The Causes of World War II in Europe – The Failure of Collective Security

6. The Causes of World War II in Europe – Hitler’s War

7. The Causes of World War II in the Pacific

8. World War II and Total War

9. The Consequences of World War II

10. Limited War Case Study 1: The Malvinas/Falklands War (1982)

11. Limited War Case Study 2: The Gulf War (1990–91)

12. Civil War Case Study 1: The Spanish Civil War (1936–39)

13. Civil War Case Study 2: The Chinese Civil War (1927–37 and 1946–49)

14. Algerian War – War of Decolonization

15. Which War for Which Question?

16. Theory of Knowledge

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