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The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond; An International History since 1900,9780195168433
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The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond; An International History since 1900

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9780195168433

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0195168437
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Pub. Date:
11/24/2005
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Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond: An International History Since 1900, Fifth Edition, explores the history of modern relations between the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The book's unique analytical framework--which focuses on the relationships betweenthese countries rather than on their individual histories--helps readers to easily examine how the nations of the world have interacted since the beginning of the last century. Extensively revised in this fifth edition, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond reflects the latest scholarship and alsofeatures photographs for the first time--more than fifty throughout the text. The new edition addresses such issues as refugees and stateless persons, human rights, the environment, and the events of September 11, 2001. Updated to include the war on terrorism, military action in Iraq, and the causesand consequences of globalization, this edition also explores the expanding role of nongovernmental organizations, the threat of AIDS to world order, narcotics trafficking, and environmental degradation. Examining a wide range of countries, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, Fifth Edition, isideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth-century international history, twentieth-century world history, and international relations.

Table of Contents

Maps
xi
Preface xiii
Prologue: The Global Context of International Relations at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century 1(1)
The Europeanization of the World
1(9)
The Rise of Japanese Power in East Asia
10(6)
The Rise of American Power in the Western Hemisphere and the Pacific
16(9)
A Shrinking Earth and the Geopolitical Worldview
25(6)
The Development of an International Economy
31(8)
PART ONE THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR (1914--1945)
Germany's Bid for European Dominance (1914--1918)
39(26)
The Road to Armageddon
39(10)
The Domestic Consequences of Total War
49(1)
Stalemate, Slaughter, and the War of Words
50(5)
The Significance of the Russian Withdrawal
55(5)
The Significance of the American Intervention
60(5)
The Peace of Paris and the New International Order
65(19)
The Western World in the Twenties: The Era of Illusions
84(33)
The Illusion of Economic Restoration
84(13)
The Illusion of Continental Security
97(20)
The Western World in the Thirties: The Illusions Dispelled
117(40)
The Collapse of the World Economic Order
117(8)
The Collapse of the European Security System
125(32)
Germany's Second Bid for European Dominance (1939--1945)
157(22)
The Confirmation of United States Supremacy in Latin America
179(22)
The Era of Direct Domination (1914--1932)
179(11)
The Era of Indirect Hegemony (1933--1945)
190(11)
The Confirmation of Japan's Supremacy in East Asia
201(32)
The Period of Peaceful Penetration (1914--1930)
201(10)
The Period of Military Expansion (1931--1941)
211(12)
The War in Asia (1941--1945)
223(10)
PART TWO THE COLD WAR BETWEEN THE SUPERPOWERS (1945--1985)
The Formation of the Bipolar World in the Truman-Stalin Era (1945--1953)
233(29)
The Political Division of Europe
233(21)
The Rearmament of the West
254(8)
Coexistence and Confrontation (1953--1962)
262(33)
Eisenhower's ``New Look''
262(5)
The Era of Peaceful Coexistence
267(14)
The Anomaly of Berlin
281(6)
The United States and Latin America in the Crisis Years
287(8)
Detente and Multipolarity (1962--1975)
295(28)
Arms Control and Strategic Parity
296(7)
France's Assault on the Bipolar World
303(7)
The Political Settlement in Europe
310(5)
The Middle East as Perennial Hot Spot
315(8)
The Rise of China and the Cold War in Asia
323(29)
The Communist Victory in the Chinese Civil War
323(4)
The Korean War and America's Reengagement in the Far East
327(6)
The U.S.S.R. and China: From Partnership to Rivalry
333(4)
The United States and Indochina
337(11)
The Development of the Sino-American Rapprochement (1969--1975)
348(4)
The Resurgence of East-West Tension (1975--1985)
352(13)
The Prospects for Pluralism and Interdependence
352(1)
The Renewal of the Arms Race
353(3)
Turmoil in South Asia
356(3)
Peace and War in the Middle East
359(6)
Latin America's Quest for Development and Independence
365(11)
Africa: From Independence to Dependency
376(16)
The Far East: The Road to the New Co-Prosperity Sphere
392(15)
The Miracle of Japan
392(3)
The Rise of the East Asian Tigers
395(2)
The Deng Revolution in China
397(10)
PART THREE FROM COLD WAR TO NEW WORLD DISORDER (1985--2005)
Moscow, Washington, and the End of the Soviet Empire
407(16)
Europe: Integration and Disintegration
423(15)
The Resurrection of the European Idea
423(9)
The Balkan Tragedy
432(6)
Asia at the Crossroads
438(15)
Economic Growth and Security Dilemmas in East Asia
438(10)
Tensions in South Asia
448(5)
Africa on Its Own: Ethnic Conflict, Autocracy, and Underdevelopment
453(15)
The Middle East: The Elusive Quest for Peace, Prosperity, and Stability
468(13)
Latin America: Democracy, Free Markets, and Regional Security
481(9)
From the Old to the New Century
490(23)
The Quest for International Cooperation after the Cold War
490(2)
The Management of the Global Economy
492(4)
The Mixed Record of Arms Control
496(6)
The Expanding Role of International Nongovernmental Organizations
502(4)
Globalization and Its Discontents
506(4)
Washington's War on Terrorism
510(3)
Glossary of International Economics Terminology 513(2)
Glossary of Nuclear Weapons Terminology 515(2)
Bibliography 517(28)
Index 545


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