Title Cambridge IGCSE™ and O Level History Study and Revision Guide
Subtitle Option B: The 20th Century
Author Benjamin Harrison
ISBN 9781510421196
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 160
Book size 210 X 298 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Hodder Education
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Enter the exam with the confidence to achieve your best grade using our concise summary of the syllabus content and step-by-step guidance in exam technique.

  • Target your revision on the issue, Key Questions and Focus Points that form the basis for the high-mark exam questions
  • Build your history vocabulary with the Key words feature
  • Reinforce knowledge and exam skills with Revision tasks, exam-style Practice questions and model answers
  • Avoid common errors and aid preparation with Examiner’s Tips highlighting good practice

This Study and Revision Guide is designed for the examination from 2020. This title has not been through the Cambridge Assessment International Education endorsement process.




Core Content: The 20th century: International Relations since 1919

Chapter 1: Were the peace treaties of 1919-23 fair?

Chapter 2: To what extent was the League of Nations a success?

Chapter 3: Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?

Chapter 4: Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Chapter 5: How effectively did the USA contain the spread of communism?

Chapter 6: How secure was the USSR’s control over eastern Europe, 1948-c.1989?

Chapter 7: Why did events in the Gulf matter, c.1970-2000?


Depth Study: Russia, 1905–41

Chapter 8.1: Why did the tsarist regime collapse in 1917?

Chapter 8.2: How did the Bolsheviks gain power, and how did they consolidate their rule?

Chapter 8.3: How did Stalin gain and hold on to power?

Chapter 8.4: What was the impact of Stalin’s economic policies?


Depth Study: Germany, 1918–45

Chapter 9.1:  Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

Chapter 9.2: Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?

Chapter 9.3a: How effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-45?

Chapter 9.3b: What was it like to live in Nazi Germany?


Depth Study: The USA, 1919–41

Chapter 10.1:  How far did the US economy boom in the 1920s?

Chapter 10.2: How far did US society change in the 1920s?

Chapter 10.3: What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?

Chapter 10.4: How successful was the New Deal?



About the Author:

Benjamin Harrison has taught IGCSE, GCSE and A Level History for 16 years in the state and private sectors. He has been a Head of History for the past 8 years. He has 14 years examining experience with major awarding bodies which has included writing papers and mark schemes, online training presentations, and reports on past exams.

Target Audience:

This textbook is written for the latest Cambridge IGCSE and O Level History syllabus.


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