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HIS3102 War and Peace in the 20th Century
Credit Points: 15

Over the last century every nation was in some way impacted by the violence, deprivation and social dislocation of war. From powerful armies to rag-tag rebels, from horse-mounted cavalry to ballistic missiles, these conflicts took many forms and were driven by a diverse range of political, social, economic, and ideological motivations. We will consider the causes and consequences of war and conflict in the 20th Century, within the context of major historical themes such as: imperialism and decolonisation; the ideological struggles of communism and capitalism; ethnic nationalism and religious fundamentalism; and industrialisation and underdevelopment. It will also consider to what extent international organisations such as the League of Nations, the United Nations, and regional forums have helped to prevent conflict or ameliorate its effects.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUSUHistory Major
MIAAFWHistory Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 12/07/2011 VET: 12/07/2011