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This book covers the major topics of modern world history in a clear and concise style. After a general introduction, themes are developed in more detail, with headings, key words, and phrases underlined. With its easy to follow cross-referencing and helpful problem-solving approach, this text is the ideal introduction to higher level study of modern world history.
Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching history at all levels in schools and colleges and for twenty years was head of history at Nelson and Colne Tertiary College in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth-Century Russian History, and is now a freelance writer and lecturer.
Table of Contents
List of Figures List of Maps List of Tables List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface to the Fifth Edition PART I: WAR AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 1. The World in 1914: Outbreak of the First World War 2. The First World War and Its Aftermath 3. International Relations, 1919-1933 4. International Relations, 1933-1939 5. The Second World War, 1939-1945 6. The Cold War: Problems of International Relations After the Second World War 7. The Spread of Communism Outside Europe And Its Effects On International Relations 8. The United Nations Organization 9. The Two Europes, East and West Since 1945 10. Conflict in the Middle East 11. The New World Order and the War Against Global Terrorism PART II: THE RISE OF FASCISM AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE RIGHT 12. Italy 1918-45: The First Appearance of Fascism 13. Germany 1918-45: The Weimar Republic and Hitler 14. Japan and Spain PART III: COMMUNISM - RISE AND DECLINE 15. Russia and the Revolutions, 1900-24 16. The USSR and Stalin, 1924-53 17. Continuing Communism, Collapse and Aftermath, 1953-2005 18. China 1900-49 19. China Since 1949: The Communists In Control 20. Communism in Korea and South East Asia PART IV: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 21. The USA Before The Second World War 22. The USA Since 1945 PART V: DE-COLONIZATION AND AFTER 23. The End of the European Empires 24. Problems in Africa 25. Latin America PART VI: GLOBAL PROBLEMS 26. The Changing World Economy Since 1900 27. The World's Population Index