World History [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 1 (Geography, Art & Culture, and History)]: Questions 12 - 16 of 16

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Question 12

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Why did communism fail? Does modern world need communism? In the light of 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, critically comment. (250 Words November)

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Introduction:

Communism is the philosophical, social, political and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state. It revolutionized the world politi

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Question 13

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The Balfour Declaration is an inexcusable historical mistake. Comment. (150 Words November)

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Introduction:

  • The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government during World War I announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. It read:
  • His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine o

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Question 14

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China, being a competitor to liberal democracy, can it export its model of political system – especially the “Xi model” to the rest of the world? Critically comment. (150 Words November)

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Introduction:

The recently held 19th Chinese Communist Party meeting debated the issue that to what extend it can represent it’s model as an alternative to world political systems.

There is no question China seeks greater ideological legitimacy for its model. It will propagate it as a model to learn from. Part of seeking status is to have the success

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Question 15

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What were the outcomes of the 1962 India-China War? Do you think it was a catastrophic defeat for India? Critically examine. (250 Words November)

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1962 War:

  • On 8 September 1962, Chinese forces attacked the Thagla ridge and dislodged Indian troops, but this was taken as a minor incident. Nehru went off to London for a conference and after returning home once again left for Colombo on 12 October.
  • A week later, the Chinese army launched a massive attack and overran Indian posts in the eastern sect

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Question 16

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Along with the Nazis, common citizens were equally complicit in allowing holocaust to happen. Analyse critically. (250 Words February)

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Background:

Around six million people were killed in the Holocaust, the Nazis systematic attempt to exterminate the Jewish people. Jews from across Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe were rounded up, and either transported to extermination camps where they were gassed, shot locally, or starved and abused in ghettos and labour camps until they died.

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