History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars

History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9780521189316
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History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Causes, Practices and Effects of Wars

Author: Mike Wells

Published: June 30, 2011

Format: Paperback


This new Coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 1, Causes, practices and effects of wars, in the 20th Century World History syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) History programme.

It is divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure and is written in clear, accessible English. It covers the following major themes:

  • Different types and nature of 20th century warfare.
  • Origins and causes of war.
  • Nature and practice of 20th century wars.
  • Effects and results of war.

It also covers the following areas for detailed study:

  • First World War (1914–18)
  • Second World War (1939–45)
  • Asia and Oceania: Chinese Civil War (1927–37 and 1946–9)
  • Europe and Middle East: Spanish Civil War (1936–9)


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About the Author
Mike Wells has taught History for 38 years. He has written a biography of Bismarck and text books on Russia 1855–1964 and Sir Winston Churchill as well as teacher guides for AS and GCSE History.



  • Detailed study of both primary and secondary sources to develop students’ analytical skills.
  • A historiographical approach, introducing students to the key historical debates.
  • Definitions of key terms and facts displayed alongside the text for easy reference.
  • Extensive exam practice with Paper 1 and Paper 2 exam-style questions at the end of each chapter and in a separate chapter at the end of the book.
  • Model answers with sample examiner’s comments to help students improve their exam performance.
  • Links to Theory of Knowledge concepts alongside appropriate topics to stimulate thought and discussion.

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