War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941

War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941

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By (author) David Williamson

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  • Publisher: HODDER EDUCATION
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 240mm x 12mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340990147
  • ISBN 13: 9780340990148
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black and white photos and diagrams
  • Sales rank: 56,963

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Give your students the best chance of success with this tried and tested series' combination of in-depth analysis, engaging narrative and accessibility. Access to History is the most popular, trusted and wide-ranging series for A Level History students. War and Peace: International Relations 1890-1945 Fourth Edition supports the content and assessment requirements of the 2015 A Level History specifications. - Contains authoritative and engaging content, including Great Power rivalries and the causes of the First World War, the Peace Settlements and their impact, the failure of peace leading to the outbreak of war in Europe and its expansion to World War. - Includes thought-provoking key debates that examine the opposing views and approaches of historians, such as 'Can it be argued that no one power alone bears the chief responsibility for the causes of the First World War?' - Provides exam-style questions and guidance for each relevant specification to help students understand how to apply what they have learnt. This book is suitable for a variety of courses including: AQA: International Relations and Global Conflict, c.1 890-1941 OCR: International Relations, 1890-1941 WJEC: France in Revolution, c.1774-1796

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David G. Williamson is a retired Head of History. He has written several texts for AS and A2, and undergraduate level.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 International Relations 1878-1941: An Introduction 1. The Ideological Background 2. The Great Powers 1879-1941 Chapter 2 Bismarck's Alliance System 1879-90 1. The Period of Adjustment 1871-8 2. Bismarck's Web of Alliances 1879-83 3. The Anglo-French Quarrel over Egypt and its Consequence 4. The Bulgarian Crisis and the Disintergration of the Three Emperors' Alliance 5. The Key Debate Chapter 3 The Origins of the First World War 1. The 'New Course' in German Foreign Policy and its Consequences 2. Nationalism and Worldwide Imperial Rivalries 3. The Making of the Triple Entente 4. The Second Moroccan Crisis 1911, and its Consequences 5. The Balkans and the Great Powers 1906-14 6. The Outbreak of the First World War 1914 7. The Key Debate Chapter 4 The First World War 1914-18 1. The Military and Strategic Background of the War 1914-15 2. 1916: The Deadlock Still Unbroken 3. 1917: 'No Peace without Victory' 4. 1918: The Final Year of the War 5. The Armistices of October and November 1918 6. The Key Debate Chapter 5 The Peace Settlements 1919-23 1. Problems Faced by the Peacemakers 2. Aims and Principles of the Victorious Great Powers 3. The Organisation of the Paris Peace Conference 4. The Settlement with Germany 5. The Settlements with Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria 6. The Settlement with Turkey 1919-23 7. Enforcing the Treaty of Versailles 1920-3 8. They Key Debate Chapter 6 Reconciliation and Disarmament 1924-30: The Locarno Era 1. The Impact of the Dawes Plan 2. The Locarno Treaties 3. The 'Locarno Spirit' and Germany's Re-emergence as a Great Power 4. Russia and Eastern Europe During the Locarno Era 5. The Development of the League of Nations 6. Progress Made Towards Disarmament 7. The Key Debate Chapter 7 The Democracies on the Defensive 1930-6 1. The Great Depression 1929-33 2. The Rise to Power of Hitler 3. The Reaction of the Great Powers to Nazi Germany 1933-5 4. The Abyssinian Crisis 5. The Remilitarisation of the Rhineland 6. The Spanish Civil War 7. The Rome-Berlin Axis and the Anti-Comintern Pact 8. The Key Debate Chapter 8 The Countdown to War in Europe 1937-41 1. Hitler Considers his Options 2. The Arms Race: Britain, France and Germany 1936-9 3. Britain, France and Appeasement 4. The Anschluss and the Destruction of Czechoslovakia 5. The Anglo-French Guarantees and Attempts to construct a peace Front 6. The race to Gain the Support of the USSR 7. The Outbreak of War 8. The Spreading Conflict, October 1940-June 1941 9. The Key Debate Chapter 9 The Countdown to War in Asia 1931-41 1. The Manchurian Crisis 2. The Outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War 3. Japan and the Anti-Comintern Pacts 1936-9 4. The Road to Pearl Harbour 1940-1 5. The Key Debate Chapter 10 Interpresting International Relations 1878-1941 1. The Causes of the First World War 2. The Peace Treaties 3. The New Global Balance of Power 4. The Fragile Stabiliation 1924-9 5. The Road to War in Europe and Asia 1931-41