CSS European History Syllabus [100 Marks]

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CSS European History Syllabus [100 Marks]


Part –I (Marks 50)

I. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era (1789-1815)
The causes of French Revolution The consequences of Revolution Napoleon rise to power Creation of Empire
The Continental system
The fall of Napoleon

II. The Concert of Europe (1815-1830)
The Congress of Vienna
Metternich’s Era
The Concert of Europe and Congress System
Balance of Power

III. Forces of Continuity and Change in Europe (1815-1848)
§Liberalism Romanticism Socialism Industrial Revolution Colonialism Cosequences

IV. The Eastern Question (1804-1856)
The nature of the Eastern question
§ The Crimean War

V. Russo Turkish War 1877

VI. Unification of Germany
§ The rise of Bismarck
Diplomatic events
The Austro-Prussian War (1866)
The Franco- Prussian War (1870-1871)
The triumph of Bismarck and process of unification

VII. The Origins of First World War (1890-1914)
Formation of Alliances and Counter Alliances
§ The Balkans War (1912-1913) The outbreak of the World War 1

Part –II (Marks 50)

VIII. The First World War and its aftermath
§ The War (1914-1918) and peace treaties
§ The League of Nations

IX. Dictatorships in Europe
§ Fascism in Italy under Musssolini
§ Hitler,Nazism and Germany
§ Russia , Marxism Revolution and its working under Stalin
§ Great Depression and its effects on Europe
§ Appeasement
§ The Arm race
§ The Sudetenland Crisis (1938)
§ The distraction of Czechoslovakia (1939)

X. The World War 11and its effects on Europe

XI. Post- War Europe
§ The post war settlements
§ The United Nations
§ Economic Recovery of Europe,Marshal Plan
§ German Question
§ Decolonization

XII. Cold War Europe (1955-1991)
§ Effects of cold war
§ Warsaw Pact (1955)
§ The European Economic Community (EEC)
§ Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement
§ Charles Degaule and France
§ Spread of communist regimes in Europe

XIII. Europe (1991-2012)
§ The Gorbachev and Disintegration of USSR
§ The reunification of Germany
§ The Balkan crisis of 1990s
§ The European Union
§ Role of Europe in War against terrorism
§ Global Economic Crisis and Europe