GCSE Modern History

This book covers the period 1919-1991 as this is what is covered in most specifications. It is not specific to any exam board, so check with yours to see what topics you need to know.

The peace treaties after the first World War

The Big Three  
The Treaty of Versailles  
The Consequences of Versailles  
The Other Treaties  

The League of Nations

Structure of the League  
The Humanitarian Work of the League  
The League in the 20s  
The Failure of the League  

The causes of the Second World War

Build-up to World War II  

The Origins of the Cold War

Yalta and Potsdam  
Ideological Differences  
The West's Actions  
Berlin Blockade  

The Cold War

The Korean War  
The Arms Race  
The Vietnam War  
Détente and Refreezing  

Eastern Europe and the Cold War

The Berlin Wall  

The United Nations

Structure of the UN  
The Humanitarian Work of the UN  
The UN's Role in International Relations  
The Congo Incident  

Depth Study: The USA 1919-1941

The USA in the 1920s
The Boom  
Society in the 1920s  
The Wall Street Crash  
The New Deal