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World War Two: the Crushing of the Axis (6 points)


Leader: Michael Hau

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The origins, development and consequences of the first truly global conflict. How a world war destroyed the prewar order and gave birth to the world we know today. The German and Japanese new orders. The war against the Jews. Collaboration and resistance in Europe and Asia. The Allied counterthrusts from Midway, North Africa and Stalingrad to Allied victory in Europe and the Pacific. The decision to use the atomic bomb. The reshaping of the postwar world, cold war and decolonisation, and the consolidation of the postwar order.

Assessment: Written exercises (total 2500 words): 60% + Examination (2 hours): 30% + Class participation/attendance: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

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