Iranian Revolution refers to the popular movement in Iran (1979) to overthrow a pro-western monarchy and establish an Islamic republic. As a result of the Iranian Revolution, Iran became an Islamic Republic. Iranian Revolution, also known as the Islamic Revolution, is a momentous development in the modern history of Islam. It has direct connections with the present-day conflicts between the … [Read more...] about Iranian Revolution – How is the Islamic Revolution Connected with the Clash of Civilizations?
World History Notes
Have you ever wondered what is the significance of the American Revolution? The main significance is that the war ended the "Divine Right of Kingship". America overturned Monarchy (rule by kings) and it became a Republic (head of the state is not hereditary). And finally, America became the United States of America, the richest and powerful nation in the modern world. What was the American … [Read more...] about American Revolution – How America Overturned Monarchy and Became Independent, Rich, and Powerful?
The Colonization of Africa: During the 19th-20th centuries, the African continent was colonized mainly by European powers like Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, and Russia. What was colonization? Colonialization is the action by which a foreign power occupies another country, and then exploit the economic resources of the occupied country for benefit of their native land (foreign country). What … [Read more...] about Colonization of Africa – How did the Scramble for Africa led to Decolonization?
We have been receiving many requests from our readers to create an easy-to-understand article covering all the issues related with Israel-Palestine. Though it's not easy to cover every dimension within a limited space, in this post, we have tried our best to create a comprehensive article on Isreal-Palestine conflict. The Israel-Palestine conflict - often referred as the ‘world’s most … [Read more...] about Israel-Palestine Conflict: History, Wars, and Solution
China is a nation with ancient culture and heritage. Unlike many other nations, almost whole of China was under a single authority for many centuries. Several dynasties ruled China like Xia, Shang, Han, Tang etc. The last dynasty which ruled China was Qing Dynasty (also known as Manchu Dynasty). Manchu Dynasty ruled China from the period 1644 to 1912. After that, there were intermittent times … [Read more...] about Chinese History: Chinese Revolution, Civil War and Communist Revolution
The Great Depression of the 1930s was a severe economic problem which affected the whole world, and United States of America (USA) in particular. This was a significant event between two world wars. Great Economic Depression started in 1929 and lasted until the 1940s. What is a Depression? Depression is a severe and prolonged downturn in economic activity. A depression is characterized by … [Read more...] about Great Depression (1929-1945) – Causes, New Deal and Effects
In this post, we discuss the causes, course, and significance of the American Civil War (1861-1865). We will also see how Abraham Lincoln made a difference in history, in spite of the opposition he faced. The American Civil War: The Background When American won Independence from England in 1776, there were 13 colonies which formed a federal government. Colonies expanded from east coast to west … [Read more...] about The American Civil War (1861-1865): How Did Abraham Lincoln Change History?
We have seen the causes and consequences of the First World War in the last post. The first world war itself sowed the seeds for Second World War, primarily because of the humiliating Treaty of Versailles. We shall see the causes and consequences of the Second World War (WWII) in this post. The Two Groups: Allies vs Axis Powers Causes of Second World War(1939-1945) (1) Humiliation by the … [Read more...] about Second World War (1939-1945): Causes and Consequences
First World War (World War I) is considered as one of the largest wars in history. The world's great powers assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). WWI lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. The Two Groups: Allies vs Central Powers Causes of the First World War In the … [Read more...] about First World War (1914-1918): Causes and Consequences
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a loose confederation of 15 republics with Russia as the leader. USSR was a strong bloc with great control over global politics from 1922 to 1991, when it was disintegrated into smaller units. In this post let's analyse the reasons and impact of the disintegration of the USSR. History of USSR The Russian Revolution of 1917 ended the Russian … [Read more...] about Disintegration of the USSR (1991): Reasons and Impact