CSS Syllabus of European History Paper

CSS Revised Competitive Examination Syllabus

Part –I (Marks 50)
I. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Era (1789-1815)
The causes of French Revolution
The consequences of Revolution
Napoleon rise to power
Creation of Empire
The Continental system
The fall of Napoleon
II. The Concert of Europe (1815-1830)
The Congress of Vienna
Metternich’s Era
The Concert of Europe and Congress System
Balance of Power
III. Forces of Continuity and Change in Europe (1815-1848)
Industrial Revolution
IV. The Eastern Question (1804-1856)
The nature of the Eastern question
The Crimean War
Russo Turkish War 1877
V. Unification of Italy
The effects of the revolution of 1848
The obstacles to unification
Cavour and the unification of Italy
The Process of Italian unification (1859-1871)
VI. Unification of Germany
The rise of Bismarck
Diplomatic events
The Austro-Prussian War (1866)
The Franco- Prussian War (1870-1871)
The triumph of Bismarck and process of unification
VII. The Origins of First World War (1890-1914)
Formation of Alliances and Counter Alliances
The Balkans War (1912-1913)
The outbreak of the World War 1
Part –II (Marks 50)
VIII. The First World War and its aftermath
The War (1914-1918) and peace treaties
The League of Nations
IX. Dictatorships in Europe
Fascism in Italy under Musssolini
Hitler,Nazism and Germany
Russia , Marxism Revolution and its working under Stalin
Great Depression and its effects on Europe
The Arm race
The Sudetenland Crisis (1938)
The distraction of Czechoslovakia (1939)
X. The World War 11and its effects on Europe
XI. Post- War Europe
The post war settlements
The United Nations
Economic Recovery of Europe,Marshal Plan
German Question
XII. Cold War Europe (1955-1991)
Effects of cold war
Warsaw Pact (1955)
The European Economic Community (EEC)
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement
Charles Degaule and France
Spread of communist regimes in Europe
XIII. Europe (1991-2012)
The Gorbachev and Disintegration of USSR
The reunification of Germany
The Balkan crisis of 1990s
The European Union
Role of Europe in War against terrorism
Global Economic Crisis and Europe


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