Heinemann Advanced History: European Diplomacy 1870-1939

Heinemann Advanced History: European Diplomacy 1870-1939

Paperback Heinemann Advanced History

By (author) Simon Peaple, Volume editor Martin Collier, Volume editor Erica Lewis

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  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 245mm x 12mm | 403g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0435327348
  • ISBN 13: 9780435327347
  • Illustrations note: facsimiles, illustrations, maps, portraits
  • Sales rank: 311,878

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Heinemann Advanced History is a series which supports the AS and A-Levels starting September 2000. The series provides coverage of all the most popular topics, so you can cover the whole of the specification with up-to-date resources. Each book begins with an AS-level section which is very accessible, dealing with narrative and explanation of the topic. There are extra notes, biography boxes and definitions in the margin and summary boxes to help students assimilate the information. This should help them make the trasition from GCSE to A-level. The second section reflects the different demands of the higher level examination by concentrating on analysis and historians' interpretations of the material covered in the AS sections. This text concentrates on European diplomacy between the years 1870 and 1939.

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AS SECTION: EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY 1870-1939 - 1 What was the diplomatic situation in Europe in 1870 and how did it develop? 2 What were the long-term tensions in the Balkans and why did these tensions lead to war? 3 Which were the the important colonial rivalries c. 1890-1914? 4 What were the internal pressures for war among the great powers? 5 What was the importance of the alliance system and the arms race, 1870-1913? 6 How did Sarajevo lead to war? 7 Which country was most to blame for the outbrake of war in 1914? 8 What were the diplomatic consequences of the war? 9 Why were there no major conflicts in the 1920s? 10 How successful was the League of Nations ? AS Assessment A2 SECTION: BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 1890-1939 - 1 What were the political and economic aims of British foreign policy in the 1890s? 2 What was the impact of naval and imperial rivalry between Britain and Germany, 1890-1914? 3 What were Britain's relations with Russia and France, 1890-1914? 4 Why did Britain go to war in 1914? 5 What were Britains foreign policy objectives at Versailles? 6 What were the reasons for and what was the extent of appeasement? 7 What was the role of Chamberlain in the policy of appeasement? A2 Assessment