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Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution is actually two revolutions which happened in Russia in 1917. The revolution took apart the Tsarist autocracy and finally led to the birth and rise of Soviet Union. The Russian Empire bowed with the resignation of Emperor Nicholas II. The old government was reinstated by an interim government…

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The Stresemann years in Germany (successes and failures)

The period between 1925 and 1929 was considered golden period in Germany when compared to the years preceding it because many economic and social reforms were brought about by Gustav Stresemann. Gustav Stresemann was born on May 10th 1878 in Berlin. He was a learned scholar and a statesman par…

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The Ebert years in Germany (successes and failures)

Freidrich Ebert was born on 4th February 1871 and was a politician who rose up in the ranks to finally occupy the post of the President after World War I. Ebert was born into a large family and was very interested in studying but due to poor financial situation his…

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Immediate cause of WWI – The assassination at Sarajevo

The immediate cause to World War I was the assassination at Sarajevo on 28th June 1914 where the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated. The enmity which was brimming in many countries broke its boundaries and each of the nations took sides and it became a Wold War…

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The League of Nations – successes of the Court of Justice and Mandates Commission

The League of Nations had two separate bodies – International Labour Organisation and the Permanent International Court of Justice (PCIJ). Apart from this there were many commissions of which the Mandates Commission was very important as it had to oversee the territories transferred after World War I. Court of Justice…

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The League of Nations – Success of International Labour Organisation and Refugee Commission

The Permanent Court of International Justice and International Labour Organisation were two agencies that were as powerful as the League of Nations. Though it was formed after the provisions made for it in the Treaty of Versailles they functioned as independent bodies. There were many commissions and committees formed by the League of which the Refugee Commission was the most effective.

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The League of Nations – membership and commissions/committees

The League of Nations was formed after the Paris Peace Pact on January 10th 1920. It had its headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland. There were three organs – the General Assembly, the Council and the Secretariat. United Kingdom, Japan, France and Italy were the permanent members. Germany was included as…

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The League of Nations – failures in the 1930s

The League of Nations formed on 10th January 1920 after the Treaty of Versailles was to ensure that there was peace in the region and in the world over. During nineteenth and twentieth century the nations of Europe were the most powerful and disputes among them led to World War…

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The League of Nations – successes in the 1920s

The League of Nations was formed to avoid wars as all nations involved in World War I realised that war had nothing good for either of the side. Even though the Allies had won in the war, they suffered losses too. To avoid such issues in the future the League…

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The League of Nations – formation and structure

World War I saw mass destruction, loss of life and economic crunches which affected the victors of the war and more so the losers of the war. The heads of state and right thinking leaders decided that war was not the right solution and decided to form an intergovernmental organisation…

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The Treaty of Saint Germain

The Central Powers faced a crushing defeat in World War I. Like many other treaties signed this treaty was made between Allied Powers and the German-Austria Republic. The treaty of Saint Germain was signed at Chateau Saint-Germain-en-Laye near Paris on September 10, 1919 and the treaty came into force on…

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The Treaty of Sevres

At the end of World War One a series of treaties were signed and the Treaty of Sevres was one of them. It took more than fifteen months to draw the treaty up. This was signed with the Ottoman Empire and it set the process of annihilating the Ottoman Empire….

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A Passage to India – E. M. Forster

Author background E. M. Forster was born to a well-off middle class family. He lost his architect father when he was very young. A large legacy saw to it that he did not have to work for a living. He travelled extensively, often accompanied by his mother. The Passage to…

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WAS THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC DOOMED FROM THE START?

How did Germany emerge from defeat in the 1st World War? 1918 Revolution Demands for change: Germany was not a democracy. There was a parliament but the Kaiser ruled over the empire. In 1918, people were starving because of the Allied blockade without heating because of a coal shortage angry…

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US tactics in Vietnam

Bombing Feb 1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begun. This involved dropping bombs on cities and towns in the North and South of Vietnam, The Ho Chi Minh Trail, Laos and Cambodia. It was partially successful Disrupted North Vietnamese supply lines, enabled strikes without ground troops, at led the North Vietnamese to…

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