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The causes of the Second World War

Author: Andrew J Crozier
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
Series: History of the contemporary world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Second World War was the greatest conflict in history. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the causes of the war, ideal for all students of the period. The author charts the complex route from the creation of the Versailles and Washington Systems after the First World War to their linkage and ultimate collapse following the rise of right-wing nationalism in Germany and Italy and

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Crozier
ISBN: 0631171282 9780631171287 0631186018 9780631186014
OCLC Number: 35646458
Description: xvi, 319 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The powers in 1919 and after --
The making of the inter-War World, 1919-1923 --
The failed peace, 1919-1933 --
The challenge of Fascism and the democratic response --
The international system challenged, 1933-1936 --
The deepening crisis, 1936-1938 --
The outbreak of war in Europe --
Crisis in the Far East --
From war to World War --
Interpretation and the changing view --
Prime Ministers, foreign ministers and finance ministers, 1918-1941 --
Chronology of events.
Series Title: History of the contemporary world.
Responsibility: Andrew J. Crozier.


This is an overview of the various causes of World War II. The book summarizes the essence of the debate, focusing on such controversial issues as appeasement (reasoning or surrender?) and fascism  Read more...


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