First published in 1969, How the World Changed: Volume 1 1900-1939 is the first of two volumes that together outline the political history of the twentieth century up to 1968.
This volume extends from 1900-1939 and explores life prior to, during, and after the First World War. In doing so, it covers significant political events and features of the period, including the Chinese Revolution and the rise of Japan, the different stages of the First World War, the peace process, the Russian Revolution, economic challenges, and the British Empire and Commonwealth.
Table of Contents
Part 1: 1900-1914 The Last of ‘The Good Old Days’; 1: The People’s Way of Life; 2: Europeans Rule the World; 3: The Chinese Revolution and the Rise of Japan; 4: ‘The Gathering Storm’; Part 2: 1914-1919 The First World War and the Peace Settlement; 5: The First Phase (1914-16); 6: The Decisive Phase (1917-18); 7: The Peace Treaties and the League of Nations; Part 3: 1919-1939 The Uneasy Peace; 8: The New Map of Europe; 9: The Russian Revolution and the Soviet Union (1917-39); 10: Life in the Western World: Economic Crisis; 11: The British Empire and Commonwealth; 12: The Challenge to Democracy; Suggested reading list for teachers; Index