Twentieth-century World

Twentieth-century World : An International History

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This edition of a narrative account of international history in the 20th century has been substantially revised and updated to cover recent events such as the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the non-Russian successor states, the civil war in Bosnia, the advent of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the progress of European integration since Maastricht and the progress toward the North American free-trade system (NAFTA). The additional material is integrated into an analytical framework of the relations among the major nations of the world. Extensive treatment is given to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Eighteen new maps and several new tables have been added, along with an updated bibliographic essay.
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  • Paperback | 617 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 27 maps, 11 tables, bibliography, glossary, index
  • 019509770X
  • 9780195097702

Table of contents

The global context of international relations at the beginning of the 20th century; the Europeanization of the world; the rise of Japanese power in East Asia; the rise of American power in the Western Hemisphere; a shrinking earth and the geopolitical world view; the development of an international economy. Part 1 The Thirty Years' War (1914-1945): Germany's bid for European dominance (1914-1918); the domestic consequences of total war; the significance of the Russian withdrawal; the significance of the American intervention; the peace of Paris and the new international order; the Western world in the 20s - the era of illusions; the illusion of economic restoration; the illusion of continental security; the western world in the 30s - the illusions dispelled; the collapse of the world economic order; the collapse of the European security system; Germany's second bid for European dominance (1939-1945); the confirmation of United States supremacy in Latin America; the era of direct domination (1914-1932); the era of indirect hegemony (1933-1945); the confirmation of Japan's supremacy in East Asia; the period of peaceful penetration (1914-1930); the period of military expansion (1931-1941); the war in Asia. Part 2 The 30-year "Cold War" between the superpowers (1945-1975): the formation of the bipolar world in the Truman-Stalin era (1945-1953); the political division of Europe; the Korean War and Western rearmament; coexistence and confrontation (1953-1962); "New Look"; the Post-Stalinist "Thaw"; the crisis years - from Berlin to Cuba; detente and multipolarity (1962-1975); arms control and strategic parity; France's assault on the bipolar world; the political settlement in Europe; the Middle East as perennial hotspot; the rise of China and the Cold War in Asia; the Communist victory in the Chinese Civil War; the Korean War and America's re-engagement in the Far East; Russia and China - from partnership to rivalry; the United States and Indochina; the development of the Sino-American Rapprochement (1969-1975); the resurgence of East-West tension (1975-1985); the prospect for pluralism and interdependence; the renewal of the arms race; turmoil in South Asia; peace and war in the Middle East; Part 4 The developing world: a retrospective comparison: Latin America's quest for development and independence; Africa - from independence to dependency; the Far East: the road to the new co-prosperity sphere. Part 5 From Cold War to new world disorder (1985-1995): Moscow, Washington and the end of the Soviet Union; the resurrection of the European idea; Asia at the crossroads; Africa on its own: ethnicity, autocracy and underdevelopment; the Middle East; Latin America; a new multilateralism?
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