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End of the European Era 1890 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0393976424
ISBN-13: 9780393976427
Edition: 5th 2002
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Description: This text offers a narrative of the events that shaped 20th-century Europe, from population and migration increases in the early 1900s to the ongoing unrest in the Balkans. This 5th edition has been updated to chart recent developments.

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List price: $30.90
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

This text offers a narrative of the events that shaped 20th-century Europe, from population and migration increases in the early 1900s to the ongoing unrest in the Balkans. This 5th edition has been updated to chart recent developments.

Preface
Europe's Apogee
The Beginning of a New Century
A Rising Population
Intellectual Disquiet and Cultural Revolt
The Second Industrial Revolution and the Global Dimensions of European Politics
The Structure of Society
The Workers
The Ruling Group in Europe
The Middle Classes
The Waning of Political Consensus
Politics and Society, 1890-1914
Great Britain
From the Victorian to the Edwardian Age
The Politics of the Ruling Class
The Labor Movement and Social Reform
Imperialism versus Domestic Reform
The Triumph of the Liberal Party
Intensification of Internal Conflicts: Women's Rights and the Irish Question
The Waning of Confidence
France
Social Basis of French Parliamentarianism
The Republican Regime versus Monarchist Traditions
The Consolidation of the Republic
The Rise of New Tensions
Foreign Policy
Italy
Germany
Constitution and Social Structure
The Empire under William II
The Habsburg Monarchy
The Dual Monarchy
Russia
The Autocracy in Practice
The Drive toward Industrialization
The Opposition
The Russo-Japanese War and the Revolution of 1905
The First World War
The Rigidification of the Alliance System
The Crises of 1905-1914
The First and Second Moroccan Crises
The Bosnian Crisis
War and Crisis in the Balkans
The Outbreak of the First World War
The European Attitude toward War in 1914
The Nature of Total War
The Home Front
The War Aims
The Tides of Battle
The Expanding Theater of War
Stalemate in the West
German Success in the East
Why Men Fought
1917: The Turning Point of the War
The Revolution in Russia
Decision in the West
A New Combatant: The United States
Consequences of the First World War
The Peace That Failed
Peacemaking
The Statesmen and Their Aims
The Settlements in Eastern Europe
The Treaty of Sevres and the Birth of Modern Turkey
The Treaties of Neuilly, Trianon, and St. Germain and Developments in Southeastern and Eastern Europe
The Treaty of Versailles
Beginnings of the Weimar Republic
The League of Nations
Soviet Russia and the Peace Settlement
The Era of Stabilization
Unrest and Chaos in Germany: 1919-1924
The Road to the Reparations Settlement
France
Great Britain
Britain as Europe's Leader: 1925-1929
Italy and Russia in the Twenties
The Rise of Fascism in Italy
The Stabilization of Communism in Russia
From Lenin to Stalin
Socialism in One Country
The Ambiguity of the Weimar Republic
Brave New World
The Economic Crisis and the Rise of Nazism
The World Economic Crisis
The First Stirrings of Revolt Against European Control of the Globe
Africa
India
The Change in the Far East: Japan and China
The Rise of Nazism in Germany
Adolf Hitler and the Foundation of the Nazi Party
Decline of Parliamentary Government in the Weimar Republic
The Implementation of the Nazi Program
Nazi Policies toward Women
The Beginning of Nazi Foreign Policy
The Italian Conquest of Ethiopia
The Remilitarization of the Rhineland
Toward the Inevitable Conflict
The Years of Appeasement
Great Britain
The General Strike
From Ramsay MacDonald to Neville Chamberlain
France
The Democracies in Retreat
The Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil War and European Diplomacy
Anschluss and the Invasion of Czechoslovakia
The End of Appeasement
Soviet Russia During the Interwar Years
Stalinism and the Purge Trials
Stalin's Foreign Policy
The Second World War
The European War
Germany in Command
The "Phony War"
The Opening of the Western Offensive
The Battle of Britain
The Shift of the Theater of War From the West to the East
England's Chances of Survival
The Mediterranean Campaign
The Eastern Offensive
The War At Its Height
The Global War
Total War
Europe under the Nazis
The Hinge of Fate
Germany before Surrender
The Overthrow of Mussolini
The End of the War in Europe
The Fall of Japan
Rebuilding Europe
Postwar Uncertainties
From Wartime Cooperation to Conflicts Over the Peace Settlement
Europe at the End of Hostilities
Wartime Preparations for Postwar Europe
The Potsdam Conference
The United States and Soviet Russia Confront Each Other in Europe
The Problem of the Peace Treaties and the Development of East-West Conflict
The Problem of German Reparations and the Break between Russia and the West
The Beginning of the Cold War: The Berlin Blockade
Extension of the Cold War to the Far East
Asia at the End of Hostilities
The Retreat from Colonialism
A Chain of Open Conflicts
The Struggle in China
The Korean War
The French Defeat in Indochina and the End of the Cold War
Reconstruction and Revolt: The 1950s
The Basic Tasks of Reconstruction
The Context of Reconstruction: Science, Technology, and Economics
Reconstruction in the Eastern Bloc
Reconstruction in Soviet Russia
Reconstruction in the Satellite Countries
Treaty Bonds between Soviet Russia and the Satellites
The Establishment of a New Order in the Satellite Countries
The Defection of Tito and the Stalinist Purges
Reconstruction in the West
Treaty Bonds in the Western Bloc
Internal Developments in Western Bloc Nations
The Recovery of the Defeated Powers
Italy
West Germany
Postwar Strains in France and Britain
France
Britain
The Growth of Tensions Within the Eastern and Western Blocs
Crisis in the East
Unrest in Poland and Hungary
The Revolt in Hungary
The Suez Affair
Resurgent Europe
Europe's Abundant Decade: The 1960s
The Pursuit of Stability and Prosperity in the West
Conservative Government in Great Britain, 1956-1964
Labor's Return to Power
France: The Return of de Gaulle
Independence for Algeria
De Gaulle's Vision for France
Italy's Opening toward the Left
Germany: A Western Power
Western Europe: Coherence and Tension
De-Stalinization in Eastern Europe
Khrushchev's Domestic Policies
Khrushchev's Foreign Policies and the Sino-Soviet Split
Poland and Hungary
Romania and East Germany
Czechoslovakia
A Shift in Theory
The Years of Disillusionment: 1967-1973
Shattered Hopes
Prague Spring
Student Revolt
The Roots of Revolt
Reactions to the Revolution that Failed
Terrorism
Eurocommunism
The Oil Crisis
Women in Revolt
Contradictory Impulses
The Decade of Detente: 1969-1979
Superpower Detente and Arms Control
The SALT I Negotiations
The Helsinki Accords
SALT II
West European Politics in the Decade of Detente
West Germany
France
Great Britain
Democracy Comes to Portugal and Greece
A time of Uncertainty
Western Europe in the Troubled 1980s
Thatcher's Britain
West Germany Turns Right
Mitterrand's France
Southern Europe
Spain
Italy
European-American Relations in the Reagan Era
The Collapse of Detente
The Euromissile Controversy
Return to Detente
The European Economic Community: Planning for 1992
A New Order in Eastern Europe
The Soviet Union
The Brezhnev Era
The Andropov-Chernenko Interregnum
Gorbachev: Glasnost and Perestroika
Exit Gorbachev, Enter Yeltsin
The Return to Diversity in Eastern Europe
High Noon in Poland
The New Hungarian Revolution
East Germany: The Wall Comes Down
Czechoslovakia: From Velvet Revolution to Velvet Divorce
Changing Guard in Bulgaria
Romania: Ceausescu's Bloody End
Yugoslavia: Ethnic Turmoil in the Balkans
Women in Post-Communist Eastern Europe
Europe in the 1990s: New Beginnings, Old Agonies
Western Europe Adrift: France, Britain, and Italy
From Bonn to Berlin: United Germany
Yeltsin's Russia
The Collapse of Yugoslavia
Globalization and its Discontents: New Challenges for the European Union and Nato
Suggestions for Further Reading
Illustration Credits
Index

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