The sixth edition of this bestselling book takes students on a journey through the 20th century and provides a clear overview of the key events which have shaped modern world history.
Unrivalled in its broad coverage, it:
- Surveys international relations and war, from 1900 to the present day
- Examines the rise and fall of fascism and communism around the globe
- Explores the international affairs of the major superpowers: the USA, Russia/USSR and China
- Assesses the experience of decolonization in India, Africa and Latin America
- Unpicks global issues, including economic crises and population increase
Chapters feature maps, diagrams and end-of-chapter questions to support and reinforce understanding. This new edition has been updated to take account of new scholarship, and provide a more global approach to key chapters in modern world history. Key changes include:
- New material on the Second World War, beginning with the outbreak of war between China and Japan, and touches upon Italy's campaigns in East and North Africa and Civil Wars taking place in China, Spain and the Ukraine
- Coverage of new historical interpretations of the events that led to the First World War
- New chapters on the history of the United States of America
- A new chapter on Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Revolutions of 1917.
Mastering Modern World History is the go-to textbook for secondary school students and undergraduates studying modern world history and international relations, and an ideal companion for anyone with an interest in how the world got into its present state.