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    European History- CSS Syllabus


    100 MARKS

    Part –I (Marks 50)

    I. Th






    e French Revolution and Napoleonic Era (1789-1815)

    The causes of French Revolution The consequences of Revolution Napoleon rise to power
    Creation of Empire

    The Continental system

    The fall of Napoleon
    II. Th

    e Concert of Europe (1815-1830)

    The Congress of Vienna


    Metternich’s Era

    The Concert of Europe and Congress System

    Balance of Power
    III. Fo

    rces of Continuity and Change in Europe (1815-1848)






    Liberalism Romanticism Socialism
    Industrial Revolution Colonialism Cosequences
    IV. Th

    e Eastern Question (1804-1856)

    The nature of the Eastern question


    The Crimean War

    Russo Turkish War 1877



    VI. Unification of Germany





    The rise of Bismarck

    Diplomatic events

    The Austro-Prussian War (1866)

    The Franco- Prussian War (1870-1871)

    The triumph of Bismarck and process of unification
    VII. Th

    e Origins of First World War (1890-1914)

    Formation of Alliances and Counter Alliances

    The Balkans War (1912-1913) The outbreak of the World War 1

    Part –II (Marks 50)

    VIII. The First World War and its aftermath

    § The War (1914-1918) and peace treaties

    § The League of Nations

    IX. Dictatorships in Europe

    § Fascism in Italy under Musssolini

    § Hitler,Nazism and Germany

    § Russia , Marxism Revolution and its working under Stalin

    § Great Depression and its effects on Europe

    § Appeasement

    § The Arm race

    § The Sudetenland Crisis (1938)

    § The distraction of Czechoslovakia (1939)

    X. The World War 11and its effects on Europe

    XI. Post- War Europe

    § The post war settlements

    § The United Nations

    § Economic Recovery of Europe,Marshal Plan

    § German Question

    § NATO

    § Decolonization

    XII. Cold War Europe (1955-1991)

    § Effects of cold war

    § Warsaw Pact (1955)

    § The European Economic Community (EEC)

    § Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement

    § Charles Degaule and France

    § Spread of communist regimes in Europe

    XIII. Europe (1991-2012)

    § The Gorbachev and Disintegration of USSR

    § The reunification of Germany

    § The Balkan crisis of 1990s

    § The European Union

    § Role of Europe in War against terrorism

    § Global Economic Crisis and Europe


    S. No. Title Author
    1. A History of Modern Europe (1789-1991) H.L. Peacock,
    2. The Struggle for Mastery in Europe: 1848-1918 A.J.P Taylor,
    3. The Cold War: Ideological Conflict or Power
    Normali A. Grabener
    4. The USSR: A Share History Vladimir Polrtayen,
    5. Development in Russian Politics Stephen White,
    6. Mastering Modern European History Stuart Miller,
    7. A Text Book of European History by Southgate, G.W.
    8. Aspects of European History 1789-1980. Stephen J. Lee
    9. Europe Since Napoleon Thompson, D.
    10. European Union: European politics. Tim Bale.
    11. Modern Europe in the Making from the French
    Revolution to the Common Market
    Fasal, G.
    12. The Norton History of Modern Europe Gilbert, F.
    13. The Origins of the Second World War Taylor, A.J.P.
    14. The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. Paul Kennedy.
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