By Gordon Martel
A accomplished review of crucial overseas occasions, hobbies, and controversies of the twentieth century.
• Written by means of distinctive students, every one an expert of their box
• Explores influential, underlying topics reminiscent of imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, technological advancements, and adjustments in diplomatic equipment
• Addresses a vast diversity of subject matters, together with international relations of wartime and peacemaking, the chilly battle period and the "new international order", the tip of ecu empires, the increase of nationalism within the 3rd international, globalization, and terrorism
• Chronological association makes the quantity simply available
• contains necessary courses for extra analyzing and research
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Volume 2 of three quantity sequence
v. 1. 1900-1933: Empires in clash
v. 2. 1933-1951: Descent into Barbarism
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They could not acquire it by offering equality, selfdetermination, or ideological salvation. They demanded it as their destiny – a right that was theirs because of a racial supremacy that could be discerned in their culture and proved on the ﬁeld of battle. In contrast, the “natural” empires that the early geopoliticians had described needed no such assertion: the United States and the USSR had simply to retain what was already theirs. American “revisionism” between the wars – so 7 popular and pervasive that it became the governing ethos and enshrined in “neutrality” legislation – insisted that the United States had engaged in war for the sake of empire.
The war of words was almost as signiﬁcant as the war that erupted on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq: “Islamic Fundamentalism” emerged as a rhetorical catch-all to represent an alternative system to that of western liberalism. Proponents and detractors alike use it to sketch the outlines of a way of life fundamentally incompatible with the system that appeared only a decade before to be accepted around the globe. No one a century ago anticipated a world in which religious difference would deﬁ ne the shape of international politics; the fact that the world continues to be divided by competing visions of empire would have surprised few.
Instead of destroying Britain and France, the Second World War destroyed the short-lived empires of race established by Germany and Japan. Imperialism itself survived: even while the war was being fought, the Allies recommitted themselves to empire. Stalin and the Politburo were absolutely convinced that future Soviet security depended upon extending the territories under their control, and of exerting what imperial Britain had earlier called “paramountcy” in the states bordering on their territories.
A Companion to International History 1900-2001 (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History) by Gordon Martel