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HTA Modern History Study Guide (3rd Edition)
Editor Paul Kiem, HTANSW, 2013
Paperback, 332 pp.

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The HTA Modern History Study Guide (3rd Ed) is written specifically for the NSW Modern History HSC syllabus first examinied in 2006. It presents:
- A detailed approach to the World War I Core Study
- Content outlines addressing the key features and issues of nine National and International Studies, including the new topic 'Conflict in Europe 1935-45'
- An Exam Questions chapter that offers up to date advice, a selection of exam-style questions, including multiple choice Core Study questions, and a number of model answers



Chapter 1: World War I 1914-1919

  • War on the Western Front
  • The Home Fronts in Britain and Germany
  • Turning Points
  • Allied Victory

Chapter 2: Germany 1918-1939

  • The Weimar Republic
  • The Rise of the Nazi Party
  • Nazism in Power
  • Nazi Foreign Policy

Chapter 3: Russia/Soviet Union 1917-1941

  • Bolshevik Consolidation of Power
  • Stalin's Rise to Power
  • The Soviet State Under Stalin
  • Soviet Foreign Policy

Chapter 4: China 1927-1949

  • The Nationalist Decade 1927-1937
  • The Rise of Mao Zedong
  • Resistance to Japan
  • Triumph of the Chinese Communist Party

Chapter 5: USA 1919-1941

  • Politics in the 1920s
  • The Great Depression
  • US Society 1919-1941
  • US Foreign Policy

Chapter 6: The Cold War 1945-1991

  • The Origins of the Cold War 1945-1953
  • Development of the Cold War to 1968
  • Détente
  • Renewal and End of the Cold War

Chapter 7: Arab-Israeli Conflict 1949-1996

  • Origins of Tension
  • War and Peace
  • The Occupied Territories and Lebanon
  • The Peace Process

Chapter 8: Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979

  • Indochina After the French
  • The USA and Indochina
  • The Second Indochina War
  • Pol Pot's Regime

Chapter 9: Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951

  • Growth of Pacific Tensions
  • Course of the Pacific War
  • Civilians at War
  • End of the Conflict

Chapter 10: Conflict in Europe 1935-1945

  • Growth of European Tensions
  • Course of the European War
  • Civilians at War
  • End of the Conflict

Chapter 11: Personalities in the 20th Century

  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • Albert Speer
  • Sun Yixian (Sun Yat Sen)
  • Zhu De (Chu Teh)
  • Yasser Arafat
  • J Edgar Hoover
  • William Randolf Hearst
  • Alexandra Kollontai
  • Leon Trotsky

Chapter 12: Exam Questions

  • Exam Advice
  • Exam Questions
  • Sample Answers


Paul Kiem is currently the Professional Officer for the History Teachers' Association of NSW. He is author of Chapter 9 Conflict in the Pacific 1937-1951, Chapter 12 Exam Questions and edited the HTA Modern History Study Guide.

Dr Tom Cantwell teaches History at St Patrick's College Sutherland and writes and speaks extensively on Modern History topics. He is the author of Chapter 8 Conflict in Indochina 1954-1979.

Beatriz Cartlidge is Head of History at St Catherine's School Waverley. She is author of Chapter 6 The Cold War 1945-1991.

Dr Daryl Le Cornu is a History Curriculum Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University, Strathfield. He is the author of Chapter 4 China 1927-1949 and contributed to profiles of Sun Yat-Sen and Zhe De to Chapter 11.

Albert Marchetto is a former History teacher and NSW Board of Studies History Inspector. He is author of Chapter 3 Russia/Soviet Union 1917-1941 and contributed the profiles of Alexandra Kollontai and Leon Trotsky to Chapter 11.

Dr David Martin taught History at Sydney Grammar. He is author of Chapter 2 Germany 1918-1939 and contributed the profiles of Ho Chi Minh, Albert Speer and Leni Riefenstahl to Chapter 11.

Denis Mootz taught history for 40 years in NSW state secondary schools. He lectures in History Method at the University of NSW and is an Education Officer at the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Macquarie University. He is author of Chapter 1 World War I 1914-1919.

Pam Panczyk teaches Modern History at St Andrew's Cathedral School, Sydney. She is author of Chapter 7 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1948-1996.

Michael Pyne is recently retired as Head Teacher of History at Nepean High School. He is the author of Chapter 5 USA 1919-1941 and contributed the profiles of J Edgar Hoover, William Randolf Hearst and Yasser Arafat to Chapter 11.

Ken Webb is a former History teacher who is now working as a freelance writer and lecturer to both students and professional groups. He is the author of Chapter 10 Conflict in Europe 1935-1945.


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