This book is part of a series of short books on key areas of 20th century world history. It could be used as a complete course or as a supplement to the conventional textbook providing in-depth treatment of a particular topic. It could also be suitable as back-up material in the classroom or at home. Topics are presented in sufficient depth for GCSE examination work, and the language is simple with clearly explained concepts making it ideal for students of differing abilities. Extracts supplement the main narrative and questions on both written and illustrative sources encourage the development of historical skills. Work sections at the end of each chapter test understanding of both text and illustrations and revision guides are now provided at regular intervals. Josh Broom taught at the John Ruskin School, Croydon, and is now a freelance writer. He has also prepared an edition of "Howarth: Twentieth Century History: The World Since 1900".