Mains-13: Cold War and Other Major Events of 20th Century

Discuss some of the important inventions and discoveries that took place during the 18th century. How these led to some of the major humanitarian reforms in the society?

Important inventions and discoveries that took place during the 18th century are: First vaccine for small pox Process of selective breedingand artificial selection Use of cast iron for construction of bridges and buildings Steam engine Invention ..

Elucidate the factors that made British colonization more effective amongst their other European counterparts like France, Spain and Portugal.

Factors that made British Colonisation more effective amongst their other European counterparts were as follows: Comparatively stronger naval power of British.  British colonists were mostly recruited from among the middle class farmers and indentured servants, ..

The end of the cold war was a watershed moment in modern Indian history. Discuss the post-cold war foreign policy of India until dawn of new millennium

From 1991 to 2000, India’s foreign policy was shaped by two factors. They were end of cold war and Economic reforms of India. From 1991 till 2000, India saw two ablest Prime ministers viz. Narsimha ..


Assess the reasons why the policies of Deng Xiaoping led to a period of crisis in 1987-89. How successfully did Deng deal with the crisis?

Deng Xiaoping was a leader of the People’s Republic of China. The tenure of his leadership was from 1978 to 1989. He led China by introducing market economy reforms. He is called the “Architect of ..

Why was it that in the second half of the twentieth century the rate of population growth in Europe slowed down, while in America and other Third World areas it accelerated?

The factors responsible for the population growth in America and other third world countries are as follows: The improvement in medical facilities and hygiene techniques resulted in falling of infant and child mortality rate. Deadly ..