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17.401 History of International Politics in the Modern World

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department

12 Units. HASS-S

Examines the history of international relations from the late 19th century to recent times. Focuses on the tectonic shifts generated by industrialization, nationalism, and imperialism, with attention to the major wars and crises that dominated the 20th century. Topics include the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War and the Cold War, European integration, decolonization, the rise of Asia, the nuclear revolution, the end of the Cold War, and world politics since the 9/11 attacks on the United States.


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