Major themes

Different types and nature of 20th century warfare

  •  Civil
  •  Guerrilla
  •  Limited war, total war

Origins and causes of wars

  •  Long-term, short-term and immediate causes
  •  Economic, ideological, political, religious causes

Nature of 20th century wars

  •  Technological developments, tactics and strategies, air, land and sea
  •  Home front: economic and social impact (including changes in the role and status of women)
  •  Resistance and revolutionary movements

Effects and results of wars

  •  Peace settlements and wars ending without treaties
  •  Attempts at collective security pre- and post-Second World War
  •  Political repercussions and territorial changes
  •  Post-war economic problems