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CBSE Class 10 - Social Science - History NCERT Notes

Rise of Nationalism in Europe

The chapter introduces to students about the concept of nationalism in Europe and how it influenced a series of revolutions inspired by the French revolution. We discuss about the social and economic structure of Europe during the 18th century and learn about the formation of modern nation states of Italy, Germany and Great Britain. The chapter also highlights events after Napoleon took power after the French revolution and the changes he brought to the administrative system which caught attention of other neighbouring empires.

The Making of a Global World

The chapter introduces students to the making of a global world with evolution of trade from ancient times using the silk road to the industrial revolution. We learn about how colonialism was used to further the interests of imperial nations for the benefit of trade. We highlight important events such as migration of indentured labour, slave trade, great depression and the formation of modern financial system.

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