World in the Twentieth Century From Empires to Nations

ISBN-10: 0131930427
ISBN-13: 9780131930421
Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Daniel R. Brower
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List price: $121.60
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Designed as an introductory survey of world history in the 20th century, this book discusses the major political and economic changes that have reshaped global relations, and focuses on the forces leading to the collapse of empires and the resulting rise of nationalism throughout the world. It develops the thematic argument that the single most profound global transformation in human relations during the 20th century has been the demise of all remaining empires and the emergence-in their place-of nation-states. Presents a heavy focus on the First World War and its revolutionary aftermath and the revolutionary conflicts that erupted in East Asia in the years following the Second World War. Contains material on the Middle East, including a "Spotlight" essay on Osama bin Laden, a "Highlight" section on the growing importance of petroleum in modern international relations and politics, and the impact of the Islamic religion. There is some emphasis on the non-Western and colonial history of the early twentieth century. For historians and those interested in the study of the twentieth century.

Maps
Preface
The Age of Empires
Empires in Flux: The World in the Early Twentieth Century
Western Colonial Empires
Western Empires and Industrialism
The New Colonial Empires
Russia, Japan, and War for Empire
An Empire for the United States
Ancient Empires
The Fall of the Chinese Empire
The Decline of the Ottoman Empire
Western Liberalism and Nationalism
The Liberal State
Industrial Society
European Nationalism
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
War and Revolutions, 1914-1930
War and Peace in Europe
The Origins of the First World War
The European War
Allied Victory
The Birth of Fascism
Mussolini and Italian Fascism
The Fascist State
Communist Dictatorship in the Soviet Union
Lenin and the Communist Revolution
The Communist State and Civil War
The Soviet Union and Its Peoples
The Challenge of Building Socialism
Revolution in Mexico
The "Revolucion"
Mexico's Social Revolution
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Postwar Europe and its Empires
Europe's Postwar Revival
Peacemaking and the League of Nations
Peacemaking in Europe
The International Economy in Prosperity
The Global Depression
The Decline of Western Democracies
Western Empires in the Middle East and Africa
The Allies in the Middle East
The Problem of Palestine
Independence for Egypt
Postwar Colonial Empires in Africa
New Empires in East Asia
The New Japanese Empire
The Washington Conference
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Nations Versus Empires in Asia: Turkey, India, China, 1918-1941
The Forging of the Turkish Nation
The Fall of the Ottoman Empire
The Nation-State of Turkey
British India and Indian Nationalism
Hinduism and Islam in India
British India
India's First Steps toward Freedom
Nehru and Indian Independence
The Muslim League and the Idea of Pakistan
Civil War and Foreign War in China
The Rise of the Chinese Nationalist Party
Mao Zedong and Chinese Communism
China between Nationalists and Communists
War against Japan
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Despotic Empires of the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, Japanese Empire, 1930-1941
Nazism and Adolf Hitler
The Nazi Party and Hitler
The Nazi Dictatorship
The Expansion of the Nazi Empire
Stalin's Soviet Union
The Stalin Revolution
Stalinist Terror and Soviet Despotism
The Soviet Empire
The Japanese Empire
Prosperity and Japanese Democracy
Depression and Japanese Militarism
Japanese Imperialism
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
The Last World War, 1939-1945
The Empires of Germany and Japan
The Conquest of Europe
The United States: Between Neutrality and War
The German-Soviet War
The German Empire
The Japanese Empire
The Formation of the Grand Alliance
The United States in the Grand Alliance
The Soviet Union at War
Allied Cooperation
The Defeat of the Axis Empires
The United States and the Liberation of Western Europe
Soviet Triumph in Eastern Europe
Victory in East Asia
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
The Era of Nations
The Cold War and the West
The Cold War in the West
The Making of the New Soviet Empire
Partition of Germany
Iron Curtain and Containment
Soviet Satellites and the Berlin Blockade
Containment and Military Alliances
The New Soviet Empire
The "Outer" Empire
Post-Stalinist Soviet Union
Unrest in the Soviet Empire
The Arms Race and Cuban Missile Crisis
The New Europe
The End of Western Empires
Western European Recovery
Western European Unification
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Cold War and Revolutions in East Asia
The Victory of the Chinese Communists
The Decline of Nationalist China
Communist Victory in China
The Chinese People's Republic
The Korean War
Partitioned Korea
China, Stalin, and the Korean War
North and South Korea
Wars and Revolution in Indochina
The French Colonial War
North and South Vietnam
U.S. War in Vietnam
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
The Resurgence of China and Japan, 1950-2000
Revolution to Riches in Communist China
Mao Zedong and Communist Dictatorship
Revolutionary China
The Great Leap Forward
The Cultural Revolution
"To Get Rich Is Glorious"
After Communism: China in the Global Economy
Japan's Recovery from Defeat
U.S. Occupation of Japan
Japan in the Cold War
The "Economic Miracle"
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
New Nations in South Asia
The New Island Republics
Independence for the Philippines
Sukarno and Indonesia
Singapore and the Global Economy
Independence for India and Pakistan
The End of British Rule
Partition of the Indian Colony
Independence and War
The Nation-States of India and Pakistan
Nehru and the New India
Democratic Socialism in India
Ethnic Diversity and Secular Democracy
War and Peace in South Asia
Nation and Islam in Pakistan
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Africa and Latin America in the Third World
Africa's Liberation from Colonialism
Nationalism in Africa
Independence for African Colonies
The Triumph of Democracy in South Africa
African State-Building and Failed States
The Failure of Economic Development
Latin America in the Cold War
The Lure of Economic Independence
Populism in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile
Central America under U.S. Domination
Castro's Revolution
Democracy in Latin America
From Dictatorship to Democracy in South America
Mexico's New Democracy
Cuba, Central America, and the Yankees
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Nations at War in the Middle East
Israel and the Middle East
The Struggle for Palestine
Revolution in Egypt
Nation-Building and Petroleum
Nasser and the Egyptian Nation
The Suez Canal and the 1956 War
Nasser's Socialist Reforms
Petroleum and the Middle East
War, Peace, and Islam
The Six-Day War
Egypt, Palestine, and Peace with Israel
Iran's Islamic Republic
The Oil Wars of Iraq
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
The West from Cold War to European Union
The New Industrial Revolution
The Electronic Age
Western Economic Bonds
European Nations and European Union
Tinkering with the Welfare State
European Union
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
The Decline of the Soviet Union
The End of Communism
The End of the Cold War
The New Russia
Russia and Inner Asian Wars
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Local Wars, Global Economy: The World after the Cold War
The Emergence of the Global Economy
Global Energy
The Global Market
Local Wars and Peacekeeping
Ethnic Conflict and War in Central Africa
The Warring Peoples of the Balkans
Internationalism and the United Nations
Terrorism and Local Wars
Islam in Afghanistan
The Local Wars of the United States
Summary
Dates Worth Remembering
Recommended Reading
Index
Maps
Partition of Africa, 1800-1914
Empires in Asia, 1914
Europe at War, 1914-1918
Europe and the Middle East after the First World War
China at War, 1911-1949
The Formation of the Japanese Empire
The Second World War in Europe and Asia
Decolonization of Western Empires since 1945
Korean War, 1950-1953
War in Vietnam
Postcolonial South Asia
Contemporary Africa
Contemporary Central and South America
Israel and Its Neighbors
The Middle East and Inner Asia in 1990
Europe, 1992
United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, 2000
Boxes
Highlight: The New Imperialism
Spotlight: The Empress Dowager of China
Highlight: War and Society
Spotlight: John Reed
Highlight: Petroleum and the International Economy
Spotlight: Hussein Ibn Ali
Spotlight: Mohandas Gandhi
Highlight: Colonialism and Nationalism
Highlight: Communism and Joseph Stalin
Spotlight: Admiral Yamamoto
Highlight: Internationalism
Spotlight: John Maynard Keynes
Spotlight: Eleni Gatzoyiannis
Highlight: The Cold War in Outer Space
Highlight: Containment and Anticommunism
Spotlight: Ho Chi Minh
Spotlight: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Highlight: Revolution and Command Economies
Spotlight: Sukarno
Highlight: New Nations and Ethnic Conflict
Spotlight: Nelson Mandela
Highlight: The Third World
Spotlight: Golda Meir
Highlight: Islam and the Nation-State
Highlight: Social Change and Women's Rights
Spotlight: Andrei Sakharov
Highlight: The Global Environment
Spotlight: Osama bin Laden

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