1900 TO PRESENT
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- A New Century and World War I: The changes that marked the end of the 19th century, including important new inventions, scientific developments, the rise in imperialism and nationalism leading to World War I, the course of the war and how many lives were affected by it, and the process of making peace and the creation of the League of Nations
- The World Between the Wars: The worldwide economic depression, how empires broke apart as many nations became independent, the rise of communism in China and Russia, the emergence of dictators in Europe, and imperialism in Japan
- World War II: Introduces the events that led up to and occurred during World War II, including developments in Germany, Italy, and Japan in the 1930s; the League of Nations’ failed attempt to prevent war; the course of the war in Europe; Africa, and Asia; and the changes that followed as a result of the war
- The World After World War II: Events and developments around the world during the late 1940s and 1950s, including the Iron Curtain, the Common Market in Europe, the creation of the state of Israel, the rise of Arab nationalism, and independence movements in Africa and southeast Asia
- The Americas: Major events and issues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America from 1960 to the present, including the Gulf War, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the dramatic changes that swept the Middle East and led to the Arab Spring in 2011.
This title is part of the series: SIMPLY HISTORY
J. Weston Walch