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Critically examine the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did he want to introduce a sort of socialism?

Critically examine the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did he want to introduce a sort of socialism? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Background of the New Deal The Great Depression in the United States began in 1929 when the American stock market–which had been roaring steadily upward for almost a decade–crashed, plunging the country into its most […]

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“The Anglo-Japanese Treaty (1902) marks a milestone in the development of Japan as an Asiatic power.” Comment.

“The Anglo-Japanese Treaty (1902) marks a milestone in the development of Japan as an Asiatic power.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Anglo-Japanese Treaty of 1902 was signed in London between England and Japan. The treaty obligated either party to remain neutral if one or other found itself at war.  However, if either party were confronted by […]

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“League of Nations is a League of Notions.” Comment.

“League of Nations is a League of Notions.” Comment.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: League of Nations is a League of Notions because there were serious weaknesses in the Covenant: (a) It was too closely linked with the Versailles Treaties: This initial disadvantage made the League seem like an organization created especially for the benefit of the victorious powers. […]

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Discuss the aims of the establishment of the Arab League and assess it role in safeguarding the interests of the Arab nations.

 Discuss the aims of the establishment of the Arab League and assess its role in safeguarding the interests of the Arab nations. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans:                                     The idea of the Arab League was mooted in 1942 by the British, who wanted to rally Arab countries against the Axis powers. Alexandria Protocol (1944) was the document that laid […]

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Critically examine the Dutch colonial policy in Indonesia. OR “Holland was engaged in a systematic exploitation of Indonesia in the nineteenth century.” Elucidate. OR Examine the nature of Dutch imperialism in Indonesia.

Critically examine the Dutch colonial policy in Indonesia.  OR “Holland was engaged in a systematic exploitation of Indonesia in the nineteenth century.” Elucidate. [60 Marks] OR Examine the nature of Dutch imperialism in Indonesia.  ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The region now called Indonesia (formerly the Nederlands Indies) is an archipelago consisting of Sumatra, Java, Madura, Bali, Celebes […]

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“The Unification of Germany was the one thing Bismarck was determined to prevent.” Comment.

“The Unification of Germany was the one thing Bismarck was determined to prevent.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: Bismarck’s whole purpose was the preservation of Prussian power against the rising tide of Liberalism and Radicalism. The demand for real German unity had been made clearly enough in 1848: but by the revolutionaries of Frankfort parliament and Bismarck would […]

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World History: Previous Years’ Questions with Solutions [UPSC]

World History: Previous Years’ Questions with Solutions Click here to get enrolled to access previous years solved papers Enlightenment and Modern ideas  (i) Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau (ii) Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies (iii) Rise of socialist ideas (up to Marx); spread of Marxian Socialism Major ideas of Enlightenment: Kant, Rousseau and […]

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What were the factors that worked in the drafting of the American Constitution? Do you agree with Beard’s view of the Constitution being an Economic Document?

What were the factors that worked in the drafting of the American Constitution? Do you agree with Beard’s view of the Constitution being an Economic Document? ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Constitutional Convention (Philadelphia Convention) was convened on February 21, 1787 in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. […]

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“There was an element of system in Hitler’s foreign policy…. .His outlook was continental.” Comment.

There was an element of system in Hitler’s foreign policy…. His outlook was continental.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans:      Research into Hitler’s ultimate goals has been divided and identified as two separate schools of thought; either “continental” or “global”. One school believes that the ambitions of Hitler’s foreign policy encompassed    only continental Europe, while the other believes his […]

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“The Treaty of Versailles was merely an armistice for twenty years.” Comment.

“The Treaty of Versailles was merely an armistice for twenty years.” Comment. ©selfstudyhistory.com Ans: The Treaty of Versailles was peace document signed at the end of World War I between the victor Allied Powers and defeated Germany. The goal following World War I was to restore European stability and maintain everlasting peace. However, these goals […]

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