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The twentieth-century world and beyond : an international history since 1900

Author: William R Keylor
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Keylor
ISBN: 9780199736348 0199736340
OCLC Number: 719714738
Description: xiv, 642 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents ; Maps ; Preface ; Prologue: The Global Context of International Relations at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century ; The Europeanization of the World ; The Emergence of Japanese Power in East Asia ; The Rise of American Power in the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific ; A Shrinking Earth and the Geopolitical Worldview ; The First Age of Globalization ; PART ONE: THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR (1914-1945) ; Chapter 1: Germany's Bid for European Dominance (1914-1918) ; The Road to Armageddon ; Stalemate and Slaughter ; Revolutionary Russia leaves the War ; Causes and Consequences of the American Intervention ; Chapter 2: The Peace of Paris and the New International Order ; The Messiah from the New World ; The Dominance of the "Big Four" ; France's Peace Aims ; Britain's Peace Aims ; America Goes Home ; Civil War and Allied Intervention in Russia ; The Making of the Modern Middle East ; Verdict on Versailles ; Chapter 3: The Western World in the Twenties: The Era of Illusions ; The Illusion of Economic Restoration ; The Illusion of Continental Security ; Chapter 4: The Western World in the Thirties: The Illusions Dispelled ; The Collapse of the World Economic Order ; The Collapse of the European Security System ; Chapter 5: Germany's Second Bid for European Dominance (1939-1945) ; Poland's Demise and the "Phony War" ; The European War ; The World War ; Allied Plans for Liberated Europe ; The Destruction of the European Jews ; Chapter 6: The Confirmation of United States Supremacy in Latin America ; The Era of Direct Domination (1914-1932) ; The Era of Indirect Hegemony (1933-1945) ; Chapter 7: The Rise and Fall 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 (1941-1945) ; PART TWO: THE COLD WAR BETWEEN THE SUPERPOWERS (1945-1985) ; Chapter 8: The Formation of the Bipolar World in the Truman-Stalin Era (1945-1953) ; The Political Division of Europe ; Superpower Conflicts on the Periphery ; The Consolidation of the Two Blocs ; The Rearmament of the West ; Chapter 9: Coexistence and Confrontation (1953-1962) ; Deepening Ideological Divisions ; The Era of Peaceful Coexistence ; The Pursuit of Non-Alignment in the "Third World" ; The End of American Invulnerability ; The Anomaly of Berlin ; The Formation of an Inter-American Security System ; Chapter 10: Detente and Multipolarity (1962-1975) ; The Quest for Nuclear Superiority ; France's Challenge to American Leadership ; The Political Settlement in Europe ; The Middle East as Perennial Hot Spot ; Chapter 11: The Rise of China and the Cold War in Asia ; The Communist Victory in the Chinese Civil War ; America's Reengagement in the Far East ; The U.S.S.R. and China: From Partnership to Rivalry ; Indochina's Thirty Years War ; The Development of the Sino-American Rapprochement (1969-1975) ; Chapter 12: The Resurgence of East-West Tension (1975-1985) ; The Prospects for Pluralism and Interdependence ; The Renewal of the Nuclear Arms Race ; Turmoil in South Asia ; Conflict and Compromise in the Middle East ; Chapter 13: Latin America's Quest for Development and Independence ; Washington's Containment Policy in the Western Hemisphere ; Prospects for Economic Growth ; The Latin American Debt Crisis ; A Mini-Cold War in the Caribbean ; Chapter 14: Africa: From Independence to Dependency ; Decolonization and Dreams of Unity and Development ; The Persistence of "Neo-Imperialism" ; The Curse of Economic Stagnation ; The Cold War Reaches the Continent ; The Last Stand of the White Settler Regimes ; Chapter 15: The Far East: The Road to the New Co-Prosperity Sphere ; The Miracle of Japan ; The Rise of the East Asian Tigers ; China Awakens: The Deng Revolution in China ; PART THREE: FROM COLD WAR TO NEW WORLD DISORDER (1985-2010) ; Chapter 16: Moscow, Washington, and the End of the Soviet Empire ; Gorbachev: Glasnost, Perestroika, and Arms Control ; East Bloc Dissolution and German Reunification ; Soviet Disengagement and Collapse ; Ethnic Conflict in the Successor States ; Russia's Turbulent Transition to Capitalism and Democracy ; Chapter 17: Europe: Integration and Disintegration ; The Relaunching of the European Idea ; The Balkan Tragedy ; Chapter 18: Asia at the Crossroads ; Economic Growth and Security Dilemmas in East Asia ; Tensions on the Indian Sub-Continent ; Chapter 19: Africa on Its Own: Ethnic Conflict, Autocracy, and Underdevelopment ; Ethnic Turmoil on the Horn ; Genocide and Civil War ; Nigeria's Role as the Gendarme of West Africa ; The End of Apartheid in South Africa ; Islamism and Regional Identity in the Maghreb ; The Adverse Consequences of the End of the Cold War ; China, the New Imperial Power in Africa ; The Scourge of AIDS ; Chapter 20: The Middle East: The Elusive Quest for Peace, Prosperity, and Stability ; The Gulf War and Its Aftermath ; From Political Reform to Nuclear Ambitions in Iran ; The Revival of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process ; The Peace Process Derailed ; Chapter 21: Latin America: Democracy, Free Markets, and Regional Security ; High Hopes for the "Washington Consensus ; The Progress of Democratization ; The Rise of Populism and the Collapse of the "Washington Consensus" ; Chapter 22: From the Old to the New Century ; The Quest for International Cooperation after the Cold War ; The Management of the Global Economy ; The Mixed Record of Arms Control ; The Expanding Role of International Nongovernmental Organizations ; Globalization and Its Discontents ; Washington's Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ; Glossary of International Economics Terminology ; Glossary of Nuclear Weapons Terminology ; Bibliography ; Index
Other Titles: 20th century world and beyond
Responsibility: William R. Keylor.
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