History for the IB Diploma: Nationalist and Independence Movements

History for the IB Diploma: Nationalist and Independence Movements

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A series of five books that are divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure, and are written in clear, accessible English. The content is tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the IB syllabus and provides opportunities for students to make comparisons between different regions and time periods. Detailed primary and secondary sources develop students' analytical skill and a historiographical approach introduces them to the key historical debates. There is extensive exam practice with Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam-style questions at the end of each chapter and in a separate chapter at the end of the book. There are frequent links to Theory of Knowledge concepts to stimulate thought and discussion.
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  • Electronic book text | 240 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139163132
  • 9781139163132

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Part. I. Origins and Rise of Nationalist/Independence Movements in Africa and Asia: 1. Anti-colonialism (opposition to Belgian, British, Dutch, French and Portuguese colonial rule); 2. Nationalism, political ideology, religion; 3. Impact of two world wars and the Cold War; 4. Other factors fostering growth of nationalist and independence movements; Part II. Methods of Achieving Independence in Africa and Asia: 5. Armed struggle; 6. Non-violent movements, elite and mass movements; 7. Role and importance of leaders of nationalist/independence movements; 8. Political organisation; Part III. Challenges to Soviet or Centralised Control in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans: 9. Origins and growth of movements challenging Soviet or centralised control; 10. Role and importance of leaders, organisations and institutions; 11. Methods of achieving independence from Soviet or centralised control; Part IV. Formation of, and Challenges to, Post-colonial Governments/New States: 12. Colonial legacy, neo colonialism and Cold War; 13. Conflict with neighbours; 14. Lack of political experience; 15. Economic issues; 16. Social, religious and cultural issues; 17. Ethnic, racial and separatist movements; Part V. For Detailed Study: 18. Nationalist and independence movements in Africa and Asia; i. Movements: Africa - Algeria, Angola, Belgian Congo/Zaire, Ghana, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Asia - India and Pakistan, Indochina; ii. Leaders: Ben Bella (Algeria), Ho Chi Min (Vietnam), Jinnah (Pakistan), Ghandi (India), Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Nkrumah (Ghana); 19. Post-1945 nationalist and independence movements in Central and Eastern Europe; i. Movements: Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and its dissolution and successor states; ii. Leaders: Walesa (Poland), Havel (Czechoslovakia).
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