Pearson Baccalaureate History: Authoritarian States 2nd edition is a revised version of the bestselling
1st edition, written by leading IB practitioners to specifically match the International Baccalaureate
2015 History curriculum. This book comprehensively covers the revised Authoritarian States topic,
with specific focus on comparisons between leaders.
The new edition covers five leaders in depth, from each region - Castro, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini and
Nasser - and includes foreign policy, as well education and social policy, as outlined by the
curriculum. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills that you will need to answer essay
questions on Paper Two and document-based questions on Paper One, as well as covering crossover
content with Paper Three. The book is also accompanied by an enhanced eBook containing worksheets,
quizzes to test knowledge and examination skills, and enlarged source material.
Authoritarian States includes the following features:
a clear overview and analysis of key events
practice in analysing source material, including photographs, cartoons, letters, speeches, and other
support throughout for new curriculum features, including key concepts and international
in-depth coverage of leaders, with the addition of foreign policy and comparative analysis
approaches to learning highlighted in each activity throughout the book
focus on the examination requirements, with 'hints for success' throughout, as well as quizzes on the
an updated Theory of Knowledge section, matching the latest syllabus, and questions throughout to
help with wider research and discussion.
Other titles in the Pearson Baccalaureate series include:
History: Causes and Effects of 20th Century Wars
History: The Cold War
History: The Move to Global War
Theory of Knowledge