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Cold War Cold War (ppt)

OIB Cold War Handbook (pdf)

Superpower

Iron Curtain

Containment

Peaceful Co-Existence

Arms race

Detente

Second Cold War

Nuclear disarmament

Cold War Historiography The Cold War
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

Cold War in Europe and Asia
Heinemann
Amazon

History Learning Site

Cold War Museum

BBC The Cold War

The Surveillance War


This is the first part of a series on the Cold War - you need to follow the rest on Youtube itself.
The Cold War
by John Gaddis
Amazon

Cold War: For Forty-five Years the World Held Its Breath
by Jeremey Isaacs
Amazon

Colonialism Empire in Asia.ppt

Empire in Africa.ppt

Decolonisation.ppt

Assimilation

Indirect Rule

White Settler Colony

Colonial War

National Independence Movements

Metropolitan Weakness

Reasons for Development of Empire

Decolonization and the End of Empire

The British Empire, 1815-1914
Access to History
Amazon

Empire
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

British Imperialism 1750-1970
Cambridge Perspectives in History
Amazon

End of Empires: European Decolonisation 1919 - 1980
Access to History
Amazon

The End of the British Empire: The Historical Debate
Making Contemporary Britain
Amazon

The BBC provides a good overview of the Start of Empire and the End of Empire

There is also my British Empire site which has a bit of information for you to use.

French Empire from 1871 to 1914 Lecture

Scramble for Africa An interesting Vodcast on the Scramble for Africa


This is the first part of a series - you can follow the rest on Youtube.
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Lawrence James
Amazon

The French Overseas Empire
Frederick Quinn
Amazon

Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World
Niall Ferguson
Amazon

Empire: The British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present
Denis Judd
Amazon

Britain 1945 - 1991 Post War British Politics 1945 to 1991 (ppt)

OIB Post War British Politics Handbook (pdf)

Welfare state

Consensus politics

Keynesian economics

Affluent society

The age of austerity

Permissive society

Thatcherism

European integration

Multiculturalism

Industrial relations

The Historiography of Post-War Britain Britain 1945-2007
Access to History
Amazon

Britain 1929-98
Heinemann Advanced History
Amazon

The Making of Modern Britain It has good sections on the Welfare State, End of Empire and Thatcherism

BBC British History Timeline

This is the first part of a series - you can follow the rest on Youtube. A History of Modern Britain
by Andrew Marr
Amazon

Britain Since 1945: The People's Peace
by Kenneth Morgan
Amazon

Fifth Republic Post War France (ppt)

From the 4th to 5th Republc (doc)

The 5th Republc (doc)

Gaullism

Cohabitation

Constitution of the Fifth Republic

May 1968

Decentralisation

Trente glorieuses

Historiography of Fifth Republic

Modern France
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

Charles De Gaulle overview

Britannica artile on Fifth Republic

This is the first part of a series - you can follow the rest on Youtube.

Also worth watching are Play Time and Mon Oncle Jacques Tati to show the change in France in the 30 Glorieuses.

La Vie en bleu: France and the French since 1900
by Rod Kedward
Amazon

France Since 1945
by Robert Gildea
Amazon

The Fifth French Republic
by Nicholas Atkin
Amazon

Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved
by Jonathan Fenby
Amazon

Globalisation Globalisation (ppt) The History of the City(ppt)

Globalisation

Trade bloc

North/South divide

Transnational corporation (TNC)

Foreign direct investment (FDI)

Sustainable development

Global city

Global shift / New International Division of Labour (NIDL)

Models Globalisation
Access to History
Amazon

Globalisation
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

Tate Exhibition: Global Cities

Foreign Policy: Global Cities Index

BBC World Service Report on Globalisation

BBC Bitesize

BBC Special Report on Globalisation


Globalisation is Good


Globalisation is Bad

No-nonsense Guide to Globalization
by Wayne Ellwood
Amazon

Major Economic Powers MEDCs including Japan, USA, EU and China (ppt) Core/periphery

Megalopolis

Counter-urbanisation

Deindustrialisation

More economically developed country (MEDC)

Ageing population

Special economic zone (SEZ)

Newly industrialised country (NIC)

Economic migration

Core-Periphery Model

Cumulative Causation

Lee's model of push pull factors

The European Union
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

Modern Japan
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

Modern China
A Very Short Introduction
Amazon

Visualising Economics

Gapminder for USA

No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration
by Peter Stalker
Amazon

A European Life
by Michael Tracy
Amazon

Development Development (ppt)

Inside Brazil (pdf)

Rio de Janiero Case Study (pdf)

The global South

Less economically developed country (LEDC)

Development indicators

Development strategies

Demographic transition model (DTM)

Development

Underdevelopment

Urbanisation

Megacity

Demographic Transition Model

BBC Demographic Transition Model

Development
Access to History
Amazon

Population
Access to History
Amazon

Is the World Getting Better

Hans Rosling's Gapminder

World of 100

One World

UN Human Development Trends/TD>

No-nonsense Guide to International Development
by Maggie Black
Amazon

No-nonsense Guide to Poverty
by Jeremy Seabrook
Amazon

The British option of the OIB (Option Internationale Du Baccalaureat) or otherwise known as 'The International Option of the French Baccalaureat' should not be confused with the International Baccalaaureat. The French government, in collaboration with Cambridge University, run an exam system that is conducted entirely in English although the majority of the candidates sit the examination in France. This page gives information on the History and Geography component of the British Section of the OIB exam. There are seven topics (see above) taught to what might be regarded as an A-Level standard. The students have to take a four hour written examination and a 15 minute oral examination. Further information can be found at ASIBA, CIEP and a handbook is available from Cambridge




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