School Of Humanities And Languages

World War 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 100894.1

Discipline: HISTORY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Douglas Joseph Newton

Equivalent Units
100514 - First World War

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
The First World War remains absolutely fundamental to an understanding of the history of Europe and the world in the twentieth century. At one obvious level, three great conservative empires, the Russian, German and Austro-Hungarian empires, were swept away. Even more importantly, however, the war transformed the way Europeans thought about politics. As the was so prolonged, the war intensified ideological pressures inside the warring nations, polarizing and radicalizing the political ideologies of the pre-war era. Tensions between authoritarians and liberal democrats mounted steadily. The schism between democratic socialists and revolutionary socialists became unbridgeable. The central focus of this unit is the politics and diplomacy of the war's prolongation.


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