IB Topic 6--European diplomacy and the First World War 1870‑1923
This section deals with the longer- and shorter-term origins of the First World War, its course and consequences. The breakdown of European diplomacy pre‑1914 and the crises produced in international relations should be examined. It covers how the practice of war affected the military and home fronts. The section also investigates reasons for the Allied victory/Central Powers’ defeat plus a study of the economic, political and territorial effects of the post-war Paris Peace Settlement.