An exciting new series that covers the five Paper 2 topics of the IB 20th Century World History syllabus. This coursebook covers Paper 2, Topic 3, Origins and development of authoritarian and single-party states, in the 20th Century World History syllabus for the IB History programme. It is divided into thematic sections, following the IB syllabus structure and is written in clear, accessible English. It covers the following areas for detailed study: Americas: Cuba – Castro; Asia and Oceania: China – Mao; and Europe and Middle East: Germany – Hitler; USSR – Stalin. Tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the syllabus, this new coursebook provides opportunities for students to make comparisons between different regions and time periods.