General Studies Mains Paper-1: Modern World History

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We begin our study with a short summary of key events in ancient and medieval Europe history. This part is not in your syllabus, but we have included here just for sake of background knowledge. Roman Empire From 2nd century BC to 5th century AD, the towns of Europe and…
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This document covers French Revolution, Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte , Napoleonic Wars - their outcome; War of Austrian Succession, American War of Independence, Rise of Nationalism, Unification of Italy, Unification of Germany, The Industrial Revolution, Mercantilism and related theories, Socialism and related concepts, Feminism: Seneca Falls Convention, Russian…
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This document gives brief overview of Imperialism, Neoimperialism, Colonialism, Neocolonialism, patterns of colonial control, Imperialism in Africa, China and Japan. Some key words include Social Darwinism, Scramble for Africa, Policy of Splendid Isolation, Boer Wars, Moroccan Crises, Gunboat Diplomacy, Opium Wars, Open Door Policy, Japanese Isolationalism, Meiji Reforms etc. Model…
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Model Questions Why are MAIN (Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism) considered long-term causes of WWI? Discuss. "The Triple Alliance of 1882 was an utterly fragile web of the treaties." Analyze. To what extent the turmoil in Balkans was responsible for WW-I? Examine. What motivated Italy to enter the First World…
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Model Questions What was Cold War? How did Cold War originate? How it was spread? Discuss. "Despite all the show of morality and democratic pretensions, the Truman Doctrine was far from being flawless." Critically examine the statement. What was Marshall Plan? What was response of Soviet Union towards Marshall Plan?…
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Model Questions To what extent, the Treaty Of Versailles was responsible for the Great Depression? What were implications of World War-II on the same? Examine. Discuss the impacts of the Great Depression upon British India. “We are not going to join a war if we can help it: we are…
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1.     In what way, the European and Eastern Merchant Community were different from each other? To what extent this difference was responsible for European colonialism in East? Discuss. The influence of the merchant class in European affairs led to the growth of mercantilism. Linked directly with capitalism, the mercantilist theory…
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Chapter-1: The World in 1914: Outbreak of The First World WarExplain why relations between the European states were so full of tensions in the early years of the twentieth century.Category - GS-I – Modern World HistoryAnswer:The following are the factors responsible for tensions among European States in the early 20th…
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Chapter-15: Japan and SpainHow far would you agree that it was the world economic crisis which caused Japan to fall under military rule in the early 1930s?Category - GS-I – Modern World HistoryAnswer:The world economic crisis of 1929 affected Japan badly. Japan’s economy ran through the exports and other countries…