History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Nationalist and Independence Movements

History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Nationalist and Independence Movements
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History for the IB Diploma Paper 2: Nationalist and Independence Movements

Author: Stephen Nutt and Jean Bottaro

Published: August 8, 2011

Format: Paperback


This stimulating coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 4, Nationalist and independence movements, 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 and covers the following major themes:

  • Origins and rise of nationalist and independence movements in Africa and Asia.
  • Methods of achieving independence in Africa and Asia.
  • Challenges to Soviet or centralised control in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

It covers the following areas for detailed study:

  • Nationalist and independence movements in Africa and Asia-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe; India and Pakistan; Indochina.
  • Post-1945 nationalist and independence movements in Central and Eastern-Europe – Czechoslovakia; Poland.


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About the Author
Dr Stephen Nutt is Head of History at the Sixth Form College, Colchester, a leading IB school in the UK. He has extensive experience at all levels of the assessment process from Principal Examiner downwards.

Jean Bottaro teaches South African, African and Modern World History in South Africa. She is an experienced examiner and moderator and the author of numerous history textbooks.



  • 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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