General Information on 20th Century Wars

1. Different types and nature of 20th century warfare
  • Civil
  • Guerrilla
  • Limited war, total war
2. Origins and causes of wars
  • Long-term, short-term, and immediate causes
  • Economic, ideological, political, and religious causes
3. Nature of 20th century wars
  • Technological developments, tactics and strategies, air, land and sea
  • Home front: economic and social impact (including changes in the role and status of women)
  • Resistance and revolutionary movements
4. Effects and results of wars
  • Peace settlements and wars ending without treaties
  • Attempts at collective security pre-and post-Second World War
  • Political repercussions and territorial changes
  • Post-war economic problems