Chapters

  1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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Rejections of Democracy: The Interwar Years and World War II, 1918 to 1945

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The legacy of World War I was weakening empires, rising dictatorships, economic collapse, and World War II.

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Decline of the West?
After the Great War, many percieved that Western Civilization was in crisis.

Russians in Revolt
The Russian Revolution created a new kind of totalitarian state.

Losing Their Grip
Western Imperialism reached its high point while starting to lose control of colonies.

Fascist Fury
Fascism came to dominate European politics.

Hitler’s Hatreds
The German version of fascism, Naziism, brought its leader Hitler to power.

The Roads to Global War
Fascist Japan and Nazi Germany launched into World War II.

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Decline of the West?
influenza pandemic, theory of relativity, Fourteen Points, League of Nations, Treaty of Versailles, Roaring Twenties, radio, movies, Wall Street Crash, Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Keynesian economic theory

Russians in Revolt
Russian Revolution, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, Russo-Japanese War, 1905 Revolution, Trotsky, Tsarism, Lenin, Bolshevik, Bolshevism, Leninism, war communism, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Red Scare, Stalin, Stalinism, “Great Terror,” Five-Year Plans, collectivization

Losing Their Grip
mandates, population explosion, “Irish Problem,” Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland, dominions, British Commonwealth, Iraq, Palestine, Indian National Congress, Gandhi, Amritsar

Fascist Fury
fascism, eugenics, corporate state, Mussolini, Italo-Abyssinian War, balkanization, Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, Yugoslavia, Spanish Civil War, Basques, Atatürk, Czecho-slovakia

Hitler’s Hatreds
Adolf Hitler, Third Reich, pangermanism, Weimar Republic, Nazis, Jewish Problem

The Roads to Global War
Sun Yat-sen, Nationalist Party of China, Jiang or Chiang, Mao, World War II, Anschluß, Munich Conference, appeasement, Blitzkrieg, Battle of Britain, Final Solution or Holocaust or Shoah, The Atlantic Charter, Battle of Pearl Harbor, atomic bomb

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Last Updated: 8 January 2017