International Relations 1815-1914

The Making of the Modern World
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Understand how International Relations between 1815 and 1914 still shape the world we live in today
Explore and evaluate how the relationship between Britain and Germany was impacted by colonisation and militarism
Understand how political rivalry grew as a result of the "Scramble for Africa"
Become an expert on the key challenges to the European Balance of Power in this period
Understand the reasons for and development of the Alliance System in Europe
Understand how the Eastern Question (the problem posed by the decline of the Ottoman Empire) led to Greek independence, the Mehemet Ali Crisis in Egypt and Syria, Nationalism and revolution in the Balkans and finally; World War One


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This course covers International Relations over a 100 year period. It aims to give you a real understanding of the major turning points that have shaped our world. Starting in 1815, with Europe in a state of destruction after the Napoleonic Wars, we explore the economic, social and political challenges that surfaced from that point onwards and how these were dealt with by each of the Great Powers. Themes covered include; The Eastern Question, the Alliance System, Imperialism and Colonisation and Anglo-German rivalry.

The course is taught through detailed and varied content; video lectures, screen casts, downloadable sources including cartoons, written documents and much more. There is also the opportunity to test yourself with an end of unit quiz. The course is very accessible to all but also provides the stretch and challenge to really make you think.

By the end of the course, you should have developed a good knowledge and understanding of the period which you can apply to any form of academic study.I'm a passionate teacher and I am incredibly proud of this course which I believe can inspire you to want to learn even more! If you have an interest in History - his course is for you.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone who is passionate about the study of History and wants to learn more
  • If you are looking to develop a better knowledge and understanding of how Europe changed during this period - this course is for you


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Thomas Rogers
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I'm Tom Rogers, a passionate and experienced educator from the UK.

I started my professional teaching career as a High School teacher in 2007 and went on to become a Head of Department in 2013. In September 2016, I took up the role of Head of History at O Castro British International School in Vigo, Spain. In January 2019, I became an assistant headteacher for teaching and learning. I'm now back in the UK.

I have founded, organised and co-hosted #TMHistoryIcons, the only national TeachMeet for History teachers in the UK. Its inaugural meeting took place in March 2016 in Chester and was attended by more than 100 teachers. The second event took place in April 2017, the third in April 2018 and the latest in April 2019. The "teachmeet icons" franchise has now expanded to include Maths, English, Science and Geography strands, becoming one of the most significant grassroots teacher movements in the UK.

I currently write a column for the TES, the largest educational publication in the UK. 

I am the director of RogersHistory, an online educational platform which was used by more than 100 schools and 1000 students in the last academic year. My youtube channel supports students to achieve their academic goals and has accrued 100,000 views. I am followed by more than 30,000 educators (and others) on twitter.

I try to bring my passion for teaching and learning into all my Udemy courses. The way in which my courses are planned reflects my current professional role and subject expertise. 

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