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[World History] French Revolution: Causes, Events, Outcomes, Significance; Napoleon Bonaparte- Rise, Reforms & Fall

Prologue WHFr/P1: French Revolution: Political Causes, Divine right theory, Louis XVI WHFr/P2: French Revolution: Socio-Economic & Cultural causes WHFr/P3: French Revolution: Events, National Assembly, Bread Riots WHFr/P4: French Revolution: Outcomes, Impact, Significance WHFr/P5: French Revolution: Napoleon Bonaparte- rise, reforms & fall Prologue In past [...]

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[History] Adi Shankaracharya & National Philosophy Day, Joytiba Phule’s 125th Anniversary, Komagta Maru Apology & More

PROLOGUE History & Culture in News National Philosopher: Adi Shankaracharya Jyotiba Phule: 125th Birth Anniversary Komagta Maru: 102 years & Canadian Apology Nirankari sect Dead in News Books in New: Economy related Music Movies States in News Gujarat for GPSC Other States in [...]

[Culture] Festivals of India: Characteristics, Features & Importance

Characteristics of Indian Festivals? Seasonal in nature Seasonal Festivals are Agro-based Worship of Animals Worship of Fire Same time but different Names Involves Dancing Involves Processions Artificial / Non-religious Festivals Appendix: Major Festivals of India Bihu: three types, Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Onam, Pongal [...]

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[Answerkey] CSAT 2013 GS: History & Culture: Questions solved with explanation, reference, all four sets (A,B,C,D)

Prologue CSAT 2013: GS History Internal Breakup History History: Modern India (5Qs) Simon QIM Tebhaga Annie Besant Ilbert History: Ancient, Medieval (2Qs) Culture Dance: Tribhaga Religion: Bhakti saints Religion: Buddhism Chaitya and Vihara Religion: Buddhism: Nirvana Jain doctrine Sankhya School Mural paintings Prologue 15 [...]

[World History] Imperialism and Colonialism: Meaning, Factors responsible

Prologue What is imperialism? What is colonialism? What is Neocolonialism? What is New Imperialism? Conditions/factors that helped the rise of Imperialism Industrial Revolution and Capitalism Marxists: Capitalism = Imperialism Protectionism Mercantilism Supply of raw material Investment Infrastructure investment Why Political domination necessary? Slave [...]

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[World History] Imperialism & Colonization: China, Japan, Asia, Boxer Rebellion, Open Door policy, Sphere of influence

China: Opium Wars, Boxer rebellion, Imperialism The opium Wars 1st Opium war The Treaty of Nanjing (Nanking) 2nd Opium War Treaties of Tianjin 1st Sino Japan War Sphere of Influence United States: Me too Policy Boxer Rebellion Japan: an imperialist Power Meiji Restoration [...]

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[World History] Imperialism & Colonization: Africa, Scramble for colonies, Paper Partitions, Slave Trade, Boer War

Prologue Slave Trade Why Slaves needed? Why African slaves preferred? Who ran the slave trade? Slave Trade: British Entry Triangular trade Middle Passage Slave Trade: Why declined? Slave Trade: Consequences Colonization of Africa: The beginning Explorers, traders and Missionaries Why Africa was easily [...]

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[Old NCERT World History ch9] Imperialism, Colonization of Asia, Africa, Americas

Prologue Introduction of the Chapter CONDITIONS THAT HELPED THE GROWTH OF IMPERIALISM Demands Created by the Industrial Revolution Improvement in Transportation and Communication Extreme Nationalism : Pride and Power The ‘Civilizing Mission’: Men and Ideas Explorers and adventurers Conditions that Favoured Imperialism in [...]

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[Old NCERT World History ch10] First World War: Causes, Consequences, Treaty of Versailles, Triple Alliance

The First World War Imperialist Rivalries Conflicts within Europe Formation of Alliances Incidents Preceding the War The Outbreak of War The Course of the War End of the War Peace Treaties Consequences of the War and the Peace Treaties EXERCISES UPSC has included World [...]

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[Old NCERT World History ch11] Russian Revolution: Causes, Consequences, Comintern

Conditions in Russia before the Revolution Growth of Revolutionary Movements in Russia THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Beginning of the Revolution Consequences of the Revolution Comintern EXERCISES UPSC has included World History in General studies (Mains) syllabus from 2013. Hence Old NCERT, particularly Chapter 9 to [...]

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[Old NCERT World History ch12] (Part 1 of 2) Between Two world Wars, Nazism, Fascism, The Great Depression

Europe between the Wars Fascism in Italy Nazism in Germany Developments in Britain and France United States Emerges as the Strongest Power The Depression The Emergence of the Soviet Union Nationalist Movements in Asia and Africa India Turkey and Khilafat Movement China Africa [...]

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[Old NCERT World History ch12] (Part 2 of 2): Second World War, events, battles, resistance movements

THE SECOND WORLD WAR The Invasion of Poland Conquest of Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France The Battle of Britain German Invasion of Soviet Union Pearl Harbour: Entry of USA The Battle of Stalingrad The ‘Second Front’ End of the War in Europe [...]