Part –I (Marks 50)

I. The 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. The Concert of Europe (1815-1830)
 The Congress of Vienna
 Metternich’s Era
 The Concert of Europe and Congress System
 Balance of Power

III. Forces of Continuity and Change in Europe (1815-1848)
 Nationalism
 Liberalism
 Romanticism
 Socialism
 Industrial Revolution
 Colonialism
 Consequences

IV. The Eastern Question (1804-1856)
 The nature of the Eastern question
 The Crimean War
 Russo Turkish War 1877
 Consequences

V. Unification of Italy
 The effects of the revolution of 1848
 The obstacles to unification
 Cavour and the unification of Italy
 The Process of Italian unification (1859-1871)

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. The 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 Second World War and its Effects on Europe
 The Main Events of the War
 Impact of war

XI. Post- War Europe
 The post war settlements
 The United Nations
 Economic Recovery of Europe, Marshal Plan
 German Question
 Decolonization

XII. Cold War Europe (1955-1991)
 Effects of cold war
 Warsaw Pact (1955)
 The European Economic Community (EEC)
 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement
 Charles de Gaulle 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

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