General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 24

ARCHIVES 24 September 2014 World History 1) “The impact of the French Revolution (1789) was initially confined the Europe, but, that of the Russia Revolution (1917)  was global.” – Critically review. (200 Words) Reference – 1 Reference – 2 2) Explain how American imperialism in Philippines differed with European imperialism in Indonesia and Indo-China. (200 Words) …

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 9

ARCHIVES 06 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 250 words each “New imperialism was a nationalistic, not an economic phenomena.” Critically examine. “By the 1980s, the Communist system of the Soviet Union was incapable of maintaining the country’s role as a Superpower.” Elucidate.

General Studies – 2014: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 7

ARCHIVES 04 September 2014 World History (From History Optional) Critically examine the following statements in about 150 words each “If the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia (that resulted in the creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or Soviet Union) inaugurated an international competition for the hearts and minds of people all over the …

General Studies Daily Answer Writing Challenge

ARCHIVES 15, April 2014 Topic: World History (American Revolution) Question:  Explain how three of the following altered Americans’ perceptions of Britain during the years 1763 to 1775. Which affected colonists the most and why? a) the French and Indian War b) virtual representation c) Samuel Adams d) the Declaratory Act e) the boycott of British goods f) Thomas …

General Studies – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 92

QUESTIONS: 23/10/2013 (Topics – Freedom Struggle; World History; Diaspora) “Both freedom and partition were the work of Indian middle classes.” Comment. (200 Words) “The American War of Independence deprived Great Britain of one empire, but it strengthened the foundations of another” . Comment (200 Words) “In Russia, Lenin was the father of socialism, organizer of …

GS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 91

QUESTIONS: 29/10/2013 (Topics: Culture; World History) Do you agree with the view that the form and content of temple architecture in  south India between AD 750 and AD 1200 were products of specific economic and  political milieu. (200 Words) Critically examine the main features of the foreign policy off the Nazi Germany. (200 Words) “The …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 70

QUESTIONS: DAY – 70 (Topics: Biotechnology; Colonization) According to Michale Sandel of Harvard University, although screening for disease is ethical, using DNA to select other (desired) characteristics edges close to eugenics. Do you think it is unethical to use new tools of genomics to choose a desired offspring? What are the criticisms of eugenics? Critically …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day 57

QUESTIONS: DAY-57 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER II, Topics – political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society; World history – redrawal of national boundaries) “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Comment on the main criticisms of capitalism. (250 Words) “The Vietnam …

Study Material For UPSC Mains World History Topics

The following documents are of advanced nature on the world history topics.  These are given keeping in mind the UPSC’s recent trend of asking difficult questions.  This post will be updated as and when relevant material is available.   Important Topics from World History Revolutions  European Domination  Imperialism  The Second World War Decolonization and Cold …