9781137276940

Mastering Modern World History

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    9781137276940

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    1137276940

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2013
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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

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