This course analyses the role of conflict in society from the end of the Great War to the nuclear era. It focuses on the ideas that produced social and political upheaval and the impact of this upheaval on various groups. Specific themes and topics to be addressed include: fascism and Nazism in the interwar period; Spain and China; the Second World War as a struggle for survival. In brief, it will demonstrate how society in the twentieth century embarked on total war, sparing nobody and transforming all. Full multimedia lectures with rare photos and vintage newsreels. No textbook required.