Undestanding History 2 - Form 5 & 6 notes
The book is a vast and intricate narrative that spans millennia, explaining diverse cultures, political developments and societal changes. From the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome to medieval period, the renaissance and the modern era, European history delves into evolution of kingdoms, empires and nation-states. Key events include the renaissance’s cultural revival and the age of exploration.
The continent witnessed major conflicts like
the Hundred Years’ war, the Napoleonic wars and the two world wars. European
history is marked by political revolutions, social transformations and cultural
achievements that have significantly shaped the course of global history.
Studying European history provides knowledge into the origins of contemporary
political, social and cultural landscapes.
This history focuses on The rise of capitalism
in Europe, the rise of democracy in Europe, the rise of imperialism, the rise
of Dictatorship in Italy, Germany and Japan, the rise of socialism, Emergence
of U.S.A as e leading capitalist power in the world, threat to the world peace
after 1945, Neo-colonialism and the question of underdevelopment in the world