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 of electrostatic motor  Power loom Major humanitarian reforms in the society due to inventions and discoveries are: The invention of ..

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, while French and Spanish colonists were mainly merchants and soldiers. This made Britishers to easily mingle with the locals & ..

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 Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Both of them worked to transform the foreign policy of the country as per new ..


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?

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 diseases like small pox, malaria and typhoid were brought under control The people did not paid attention to population control ..