Dear Student,

Welcome to Session 8 of World History: Imperialism and War. You can access all course materials for this micro-course on the website at anytime:

Congratulations on reaching the final session of the course! In this session we learn about the rise of totalitarianism, in Russia, Italy, Germany and Japan. Begin Session 8 here.

Now you are almost finished the course, you may like to review your knowledge by completing the review quizzes at the end of each learning pathway. This will help you consolidate your knowledge, and if you are taking this micro-course for credit, it will help you prepare for your assessment. You might also like to reflect on the course by posting a comment on our course forum.

If you have enjoyed this course, why not continue with the next World History micro-course – World History: World War II to the Present. World History: World War II to the Present continues to build the knowledge you have gained from World History: Imperialism and War. It begins by examining the causes and course of World War II, including the Holocaust. It then examines the Cold War and decolonisation, before considering the world in modern times.

Enjoy your learning,


Course developer