4.20 (10 reviews)
☑ You will get an understanding of how the first half of the Twentieth Century shaped our modern world
☑ You will learn in what way developments, events and ideas still impact us today.
This course tackles some of the major themes of modernity. How did the Industrial Revolution change our world and how did our awesome powers of creation turn into the mass destruction of two world wars? How did the role of governments shift and what influence did grand theories like liberalism and communism have on our understanding of society?
The lectures in this series will be followed up by part 2, which will tackle the Cold War, decolonisation and the advent of neoliberalism & globalisation.
Empires & World War 1
Unravelling Empires and New Warfare
Nationalism & War
WW1 & the New World Order
Identity & Belonging after WW1
Laying the foundation for future conflict
Mass ideologies, crisis & World War
Introduction to the session
The 'Dual Revolution'
A New Society
Creation & Destruction - Progress?
Grand narratives: Liberalism
Grand narratives: Communism
Ravages of WW1
Russia & the Soviet Union
Soviet Union: the power & the dream
Germany: political polarisation and international relations
USA: Roaring Twenties & Great Depression
Appeasement, rise of Hitler & the road to WW2
I think it was a great session because he was so slow about it in the best was possible because you were able to take notes and still catch up with him. :)