History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Authoritarian and Single-Party States

History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Authoritarian and Single-Party States
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9780521189347
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History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Authoritarian and Single-Party States

Author: Allan Todd and Sally Waller

Published: June 30, 2011

Format: Paperback


This stimulating coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 3, Origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states, in the 20th Century World History syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) History programme.

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

  • Origins and nature of authoritarian and single-party states.
  • Establishment of authoritarian and single-party states.
  • Domestic policies and impact.

It covers the following areas for detailed study:

  • Americas: Cuba – Castro
  • Asia and Oceania: China – Mao
  • Europe and Middle East: Germany – Hitler; USSR – Stalin.


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About the Author
Allan Todd (author and Series Editor) has been a teacher and exam workshop leader of 20th Century / Modern World History for more than 25 years. He has been a History examiner for over 10 years. He is also the author of many GCSE and A Level History textbooks.

Sally Waller teaches History at all levels, including IB, at the Cheltenham Ladies’ College. She has also written a number of widely used educational textbooks for 16–18-year-olds.



  • 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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