European History CSS Paper 2017

FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION-2017
FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BS-17
UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
EUROPEAN HISTORY
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS
PART-I(MCQS): MAXIMUM 30 MINUTES
PART-I (MCQS) MAXIMUM MARKS = 20
PART-II MAXIMUM MARKS = 80
NOTE: (i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II by selecting TWO Questions from EACH SECTION. ALL questions carry EQUAL marks.
(iii) All the parts (if any) of each Question must be attempted at one place instead of at different places.
(iv) Candidate must write Q. No. in the Answer Book in accordance with Q. No. in the Q.Paper.
(v) No Page/Space be left blank between the answers. All the blank pages of Answer Book must be crossed.
(vi) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

PART-II
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SECTION-I

Q. No. 2. How did the French Revolution and the era of Napoleonic conquests stimulate liberalism, nationalism and conservatism in Europe? (20)

Q. No. 3. What was the German Confederation and how did it attempt to resolve the classical problem of Central Europe? (20)

Q. No. 4. Between Mazzini, Cavour and Garibaldi, who do you think made the most significant contribution to Italian unification? (20)

Q. No. 5. Would it be a fair assessment of Bismarck’s legacy that in creating a united Germany he laid the foundations of the First World War? (20)

SECTION-II

Q. No. 6. How did the First World War generate conditions conducive to the emergence of radical left-wing and radical right-wing movements in Europe? (20)

Q. No. 7. What was, in your view, the most important factor that led the United States to abandon its historic policy of isolationism and adopted internationalism after 1945? (20)

Q. No. 8. Write short notes on any FOUR of the following: (5 each) (20)

(a) Georges Clemenceau (b) The Berlin Wall (c) The Cuban Missile Crisis (d) Winston Churchill (e) Stalin (f) Charles de Gaulle

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