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  15th Century European History

 

  The Italian Wars

Studyroom page The Italian Wars - The Condition of Italy in 1494
Studyroom page The Italian Wars - The Intervention of Charles VIII in Italy
 
 

  16th Century European History

 

  Russia

Studyroom page Russia - Ivan IV Domestic Reforms

  The Reformation

Studyroom page The Reformation - The Imperial Cities and The Reformation
Studyroom page The Reformation - The Imperial Knights and The Reformation
Studyroom page The Reformation - The Reformation and the Princes
 
 

  17th Century British History

 

  Stuart England

Studyroom page Stuart England - Charles I – Personal Rule – An Assessment
Studyroom page Stuart England - Charles I – Religion and the Church
Studyroom page Stuart England - Charles I – The Forced Loan 1626-7
Studyroom page Stuart England - Charles II – 1660-1685
Studyroom page Stuart England - James I 1603-1625
Studyroom page Stuart England - James I and His Ministers
Studyroom page Stuart England - James II 1685-1688
Studyroom page Stuart England - Revolution Settlement in England
Studyroom page Stuart England - The Glorious Revolution of 1688
Studyroom page Stuart England - The Long Parliament
Studyroom page Stuart England - What were the Achievements of Cromwellian Government?
 
 

  18th Century British History

 

  General

Studyroom page Why was there a demand for political reform in the late 18th and early 19th century

  Ireland

Studyroom page 1 Causes of Discontent in Ireland in the mid 18th century
Studyroom page 2 The Influence of America and France
 
 

  18th Century European History

 

  France

Studyroom page French Revolution: War of the First Coalition
Studyroom page Ideological Impact of the French Revolution
Studyroom page The French Revolution and the Ancient Regime
 
 

  19th Century British History

 

  Chartism

Studyroom page Why was the Chartist Movement formed and how successful was it in achieving its aims?

  Conservative Government

Studyroom page What were the results of the Repeal of the Corn Laws

  Ireland

Studyroom page 1 Ireland 1829-1860
Studyroom page 2 Ireland 1860-1868
Studyroom page 3 Ireland - Gladstone, Salisbury and Parnell

  Liberal Government

Studyroom page Assess Stratford Cannings handling of the Eastern Question
Studyroom page How successful was Palmerstons foreign policy 1830-41
Studyroom page Was Cannings foreign policy liberal
 
 

  19th Century European History

 

  Austrian Empire

Studyroom page Habsburg Empire - Assess Metternichs success in resolving the internal problems of the Habsburg Empire 1815-1848

  Crimean War

Studyroom page Did the Crimean War have greater repercussions for Western Europe than Eastern Europe

  France

Studyroom page France - How Far was the political and economic influence of French conservative elites weakened between 1814 and 1914?
Studyroom page France - Why was the Second Republic in France replaced by a Second Empire?
Studyroom page Napoleon - Continental System - What was Napoleon’s Continental System and why did it fail?
Studyroom page Were the Revolutions ideals of Liberty and Equality destroyed by Napoleons social and political reforms?

  Germany

Studyroom page 1 Unification of Germany - Germany in 1789
Studyroom page 2 Unification of Germany - Germany in 1810 - Effects of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars
Studyroom page 3 Unification of Germany - The Stages of Unification
Studyroom page 4 German Unification
Studyroom page 5 Bismarcks Alliance System
Studyroom page 6 What were the objectives of Bismarcks foreign policy 1871 - 1890

  Italy

Studyroom page 1 Unification of Italy
Studyroom page 2 Unification of Italy - Italy 1859-1870 - The Stages of Unification

  Russia

Studyroom page Russia - Tsarism - How did opposition to tsarism develop in the period 1861-81??
Studyroom page Tsarism - How far did Alexander II’s emancipation of the serfs in 1861 solve Russia’s social and economic problems during his reign?
 
 

  20th Century British History

 

  Conservative Governments

Studyroom page The Conservative Government 1970-74
Studyroom page What did Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain contribute to the Conservative Government’s achievements 1924-29?

  Foreign and Defence Policy

Studyroom page 1 Foreign and Defence Policy 1957-1964
Studyroom page 2 The Special Relationship
Studyroom page 3 The Middle East
Studyroom page 4 The Congo Crisis 1960-64
Studyroom page 5 Loas and Vietnam
Studyroom page Great Britain Foreign Policy - Appeasement and the Cinema
Studyroom page Great Britain Foreign Policy - Appeasement and the Press
Studyroom page Great Britain Foreign Policy - Appeasement and the Radio

  Ireland

Studyroom page 1 Ireland 1910-1922
Studyroom page 2 Ireland 1922-1981

  Labour Governments

Studyroom page Labour Government 1964-70
Studyroom page Labour Government 1974-9
Studyroom page What were the Achievements of the First Labour Government?
Studyroom page Why did Labour win the 1945 Election?
Studyroom page Why were the first two Labour governments not more successful?

  Liberal Party

Studyroom page Why did the British Liberal Party continue to decline after the First World War?

  National Government

Studyroom page How successful was the National Government in dealing with the domestic problems it faced?

  Unions

Studyroom page General Strike - Why was there a General Strike in 1926?
 
 

  20th Century European History

 

  European Community

Studyroom page 1 The European Community
Studyroom page 2 Why did Great Britain Refuse to Join the EEC
Studyroom page 3 Why had the British Governments attitude to EEC membership changed by the early 1960s
Studyroom page 4 Why did President De Gaulle of France oppose British attempts to join the EEC

  France

Studyroom page France - What was the attitude of France to German expansion after 1935?

  General

Studyroom page How Far Were Nazism and fascism alike?

  Germany

Studyroom page How was Hitler able to stay in power for 12 Years?
Studyroom page Nazi - Assess the Success of Nazi Economic Policy
Studyroom page Nazi - What were the aims and motives of Nazi Foreign Policy?
Studyroom page Nazi Germany - How effective was Albert Speer in managing the Nazi War Economy
Studyroom page Nazi Germany - How efficient was the Nazi War Economy 1939-42
Studyroom page Nazi Germany - Were the Nazis well organized
Studyroom page Nazi Party - Why did Hitler and the Nazi Party seem to be an attractive alternative to Weimar?
Studyroom page Weimar Germany - Chancellor Bruning
Studyroom page Weimar Germany - How much domestic support was there for Stresemanns Foreign Policy
Studyroom page Weimar Germany - How successful was Gustav Stresemann in the field of Foreign Policy
Studyroom page Weimar Germany - The Franz von Papen Government 1932
Studyroom page Weimar Germany - What was the Significance of Papens Coup against the Prussian state government
Studyroom page Were Hitlers policies Popular?
Studyroom page What did the Nazis offer that made them so popular?
Studyroom page What disadvantages did the Weimar Republic face from its beginning?
Studyroom page What Economic Problems did the Weimar Republic face?
Studyroom page Why was there so much violence in Weimar Germany?

  Italy

Studyroom page Aspects of Fascist Italys Economy
Studyroom page Fascist Foreign Policy 1922-34
Studyroom page Fascist Italy – Modernization
Studyroom page Fascist state the Reality
Studyroom page Forms of Opposition to Fascist Italy
Studyroom page Gabriele dAnnunzio
Studyroom page How Mussolini Came to Power
Studyroom page Italy and Giolittis Reforms
Studyroom page Italy and the 1919 Treaty
Studyroom page Italy and the First World War
Studyroom page Italy Foreign Policy 1939-43
Studyroom page The Growth of the Fascist Dictatorship in Italy
Studyroom page What part did the Corporative Theory play in the Fascist New Order in Italy
Studyroom page What was Fascism and why did it emerge in the years between the two world wars
Studyroom page What was the Impact of Fascism on Italys Class Structure ?
Studyroom page What were the principles underlying Fascist Economic Policy and how successful was it
Studyroom page Why and with what results did Italy conquer Abyssinia
Studyroom page Why was the Rome-Berlin Axis formed and what were the consequences

  Russia

Studyroom page How did Stalin gain supreme power in The Soviet Union?
Studyroom page How did the 5 Year Plans Affect the Workers?
Studyroom page How did the Bolsheviks change education in the USSR?
Studyroom page How did the Cult of Personality develop under Stalin?
Studyroom page How did the October Revolution affect women in Russia?
Studyroom page How did the regime employ artists and film-makers in the USSR between 1918 and 1928?
Studyroom page How did the Soviets react to the Stalin Cult?
Studyroom page How did the Soviet Union carry out Collectivization?
Studyroom page Kornilov - What were the consequences of the Kornilov affair?
Studyroom page Russia - What problems did Kerensky have to face by the end of August 1917?
Studyroom page Russian Revolution - How well did the Provisional Government deal with the problems it faced from April to August 1917?
Studyroom page Russian Revolution - Why, and with what results was there a revolution in Russia in 1905?
Studyroom page Soviet - Collectivization - How did collectivization progress after 1934?
Studyroom page Soviet - Why was there a Sino-Soviet split after 1950?
Studyroom page Soviet Union - How and why did Soviet foreign policy change between 1924 and 1932?
Studyroom page Soviet Union - How were the peasants affected by collectivization?
Studyroom page Soviet Union - How were the Soviet Unions 5 Year Plans organized?
Studyroom page Soviet Union - What was the attitude of the Soviet Union to German expansion after 1935?
Studyroom page Soviet Union - What were the main features of the 5 Year Plans of the 1930s?
Studyroom page Trotsky - Assess the role of Trotsky in the Russian Civil War
Studyroom page Was October 1917 a popular revolution or a coup d’etat?
Studyroom page Was there a Great Retreat back to family life in the Soviet Union in 1930s?
Studyroom page Was there much opposition to Stalin before 1934?
Studyroom page What interpretations can be made of Soviet foreign policy in the 1930s?
Studyroom page What interpretations can be made regarding the Great Purges?
Studyroom page What is meant by the Purges ?
Studyroom page What was the effect of the Bolshevik Revolution on Religion?
Studyroom page What was the importance of Lenin’s return in 1917?
Studyroom page What was the Stakhanovite Movement?
Studyroom page What were the aims of Lenin’s foreign policy?
Studyroom page Why did Stalin embark on the Purges of the 1930s?
Studyroom page Why did Stalin make an agreement with Hitler rather than Britain and France in 1939?
Studyroom page Why did the Bolsheviks set up the Comintern and why did it cause them problems?
Studyroom page Why did the Reds win the Russian Civil War?
Studyroom page Would the USSR have benefited from retaining the New Economic Policy (NEP)?

  Spain

Studyroom page Why the Nationalists won the Spanish Civil War
 
 

  20th Century World History

 

  China

Studyroom page China - How successful was Chairman Mao in dealing with the problems of China?

  Cold War

Studyroom page Cold War - How did the Soviet Union’s satellite Empire develop in the decade after 1945?
Studyroom page Cold War - How did the Truman administration attempt to contain Communism after 1945?
Studyroom page Cold War - Nuclear - Assess the importance of the nuclear issue in the Cold War
Studyroom page Cold War - Soviet Expansionism
Studyroom page Cold War - The Berlin Blockade (June 1948-May 1949)
Studyroom page Cold War - The Causes of the Cold War
Studyroom page Cold War - The Onset of the Cold War
Studyroom page Cold War - The United States and The Cold War
Studyroom page Cold War - The Yalta Conference
Studyroom page Cold War - What were the implications of the Potsdam Agreement for Europe?
Studyroom page Cold War - Why was the USA unable to prevent the Communist takeover of Vietnam?

  Cuba

Studyroom page Did the Cuban Missile Crisis extend the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere?
Studyroom page Why did Castro come to power in Cuba and how did this affect international relations?

  Decolonisation

Studyroom page Africa South of the Sahara - Decolonisation
Studyroom page Belgian Congo Decolonisation
Studyroom page Ghana Decolonisation
Studyroom page Kenya Decolonisation
Studyroom page Nigeria Decolonisation
Studyroom page Tanzania Decolonisation
Studyroom page Uganda Decolonisation
Studyroom page Zambia Decolonisation
Studyroom page Zimbabwe Decolonisation

  General

Studyroom page Dictatorships - How do you account for the growth of dictatorships between the wars?
Studyroom page The Peace Settlements of 1919
Studyroom page Totalitarian State - What are the key features of the Totalitarian State?

  India

Studyroom page How did Britain respond to the Indian demands for independence before World War II
Studyroom page Why and how was India partitioned in 1947?

  Middle East

Studyroom page Camp David
Studyroom page Middle East - Arab-Israeli War - What were the causes of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9?
Studyroom page What were the causes and consequences of the Six Day War in 1967?
Studyroom page What were the causes of the Suez War of 1956?

  United Nations

Studyroom page United Nations - Were the UNs organizational problems were inherent from its foundation?

  USA

Studyroom page USA - Civil Rights – Civil Rights during the Truman Presidency
Studyroom page USA - Civil Rights – JF Kennedy
Studyroom page USA - New Deal - How, and with what results did President FD Roosevelt try to resolve the problems caused by the Great Depression in the USA?
Studyroom page USA - New Deal - The New Deal and the Supreme Court
Studyroom page USA - New Deal - The New Deal in Retrospect
Studyroom page USA - Nixon’s Foreign Policy
Studyroom page USA - President Johnson’s Foreign Policy 1963-68
Studyroom page USA - President Johnson and The Great Society
Studyroom page USA - What were the Causes and Results of the American Depression 1929-32?

  Vietnam

Studyroom page Vietnam - What caused the Vietnam War and why did the USA get involved?
Studyroom page Vietnam - Why and with what results did the Vietnam War escalate 1962-75?
Studyroom page Vietnam - Why were the Vietminh successful in the struggle for independence against France in the years from 1946 to 1954?
 
 

  British - Tudors

 

  General

Studyroom page Tudor - The Significance of the Pilgrimage of Grace

  Henry VIII

Studyroom page Tudor - Religion - The Henrician Legacy
 
 

  History of Medicine

 

  Medicine

Studyroom page Edward Jenner and Smallpox
Studyroom page Hippocrates
Studyroom page John Snow and Cholera
Studyroom page Louis Pasteur
Studyroom page Medicine in Ancient Greece - The Asclepieion
Studyroom page Robert Koch 1843-1910
Studyroom page Ronald Ross and Malaria
Studyroom page The Four Humours

  Medicine in Ancient Egypt

Studyroom page 1 Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Studyroom page 2 How Life in Egypt Influenced Medicine
Studyroom page 3 How do we know about Egypts Medical Practices
Studyroom page 4 What the Papyri tell us about Ancient Egyptian Medicine
Studyroom page 5 The Medical Practices of Ancient Egypt
Studyroom page 6 The Role of Magic and Religion
Studyroom page 7 Doctors in Ancient Egypt
Studyroom page 8 Anatomy, Physiology and the Causes of Disease
Studyroom page 9 The Medical Use of Herbs in Ancient Egypt
 
 

  Unclassified Content

 
Studyroom page Online resources to support the study of Henry II
 
 



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