Imperial attitudes - the European empires 1900-1914; the "Great War" - World War I 1914-1918; a shaky kind of peace - the Paris Peace Settlement of 1919-1920; "The Dawn of a New World" - Russia 1917-1924; land of liberty? - the USA in the twenties; Depression and the new deal - the USA in the thirties; the organization of terror - Hitler's Germany 1933-1945; the great purge - Stalin and the Soviet Union 1935-1938; down the road to war - international relations 1935-1938; people at war - civilians in World War II 1939-1945; Cold War, containment, confrontation - East-West relations after 1945; the wind of change - African independence movements after 1945; the jewel in the Crown? - India 1900-1947; a 30 years war - Indo-China 1945-1975; the great society? - the USA since 1945; Russia since Stalin - the Soviet Union since 1953; liberation - China after 1949; conflict in the Middle East - the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1917; a united kingdom? - Great Britain since 1945.