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Twentieth Century The History of the World, 1901 to 2000

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ISBN-10: 0140296565

ISBN-13: 9780140296563

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. M. Roberts

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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 5.68" wide x 8.38" long x 1.65" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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Foreword
The World of 1901: Inheritances
By Way of Introduction
Our century
The weight of the past
The different pasts of 1901
The 'civilized' world
Culture and hegemony
'One-half of the human species'
Ideas with a future
The scientific legacy
Movers and shakers
Structures
Human numbers
The world's wealth
Commerce
States and governments
Monarchy
Non-western government
Islamic empires
The United States of America
Latin America
The international order: power and great powers
Potential for change
The White Man's World
Empire and imperialism
The European empires
Idealism, interests and imagination
Settlers and natives
Imperialism and international relations: the 'Scramble for Africa'
Asian and Pacific empire
The imperial United States
The South African war
Shapes of Things to Come
Long-term demography
The divisions of humanity
A century of growing wealth
An industrializing world
New technology
Medical science
Communication
Mass communication
Changing mentalities
Acceleration and integration
The Last Years of the European Ascendancy
European Exceptionalism
Europeans
Privilege and unrest
Socialism
Mass politics and nationalism
Constitutional governments
The German empire
Dynasticism
Religion in European life
Tensions and strains
Women in Europe
Europe as a System of Power
International order
Alliances and entanglements
The dissatisfied and dangerous
The appearance of security
New alignments
Deepening divisions
Young Turks
Russia's changing stance
Agadir and after
The Balkan wars
Challenges and Challengers in the Making
Change and perceptions of change in Asia
The new Japan
The end of the Chinese empire
The European empires in the Far East
Indo-China and Indonesia
India under the Raj
India enters the twentieth century
Egypt and the end of Ottoman Africa
Ottoman empire east of Suez
New actors in the imperial drama
The Great War and the Beginning of the Twentieth-century Revolution
The last crisis
The end of an age
The Great War
The changing world
1917
Revolutionary war
Triumphs of nationality
The Ottoman collapse
The end of the first German war
The End of the Old World Order
A Revolutionary Peace
The basis of settlement
The League
The international economy
Economic disorder in Europe
Democracy and nationality
Revolution and counter-revolution
The new Germany
International communism
The new Russian empire
A new autocracy
A world divided
Years of Illusion
A last flourish of empire
Kemal Ataturk
Iran
New currents in Europe's politics
An authoritarian wave
New uncertainties
The optimistic years
Locarno and after
An eastern enigma
The United States
World Revolution
An Emerging Global History
The world depression
Asia in the era of European civil war
The sequel to the Chinese revolution
Japan
The peace settlements and Asia
Chinese communism
Japanese dynamism
Civil war in China
The turning tide in India
The United States
Latin America
The Path to World War
The approach to the abyss
The Manchurian crisis
The China 'incident'
Indo-China and Indonesia between the wars
The German problem
Adolf Hitler
The German revolution
The crumbling balance of power
Ideology's contamination of international affairs
Towards a new German war: the Spanish Civil War
Hitler moves beyond the German lands
The Second World War
From Blitzkrieg to Barbarossa
German Europe
World war
The conflation of wars
Global conflict 1941-5
The meaning of victory
A New World
Appearance and Reality
Europe: amid the ruins
The framework of recovery
Reconstruction
Great power realities
Friction
The Truman doctrine and the Marshall Plan
The Cold War Unrolls
Roots of conflict
The Berlin crisis and NATO
New nations: the beginnings of decolonization
Indian independence
The last throes of the Chinese revolution
Imperial realities in 1945
Indo-China
The running sore of the Ottoman Succession
Cold and hot war in Asia: Korea
Stalin's legacy
A divided Europe in a dividing world
East Asia Reshaped
After empire
The Indian sub-continent
The 'Third World'
Indonesia
The new China
China's re-emergence as a world power
The great steersman
Resurgent Japan
Africa and the Near East: Old and New Problems
Past history, new facts
Pre-independence Africa
The independence process in Black Africa
South Africa and Rhodesia
Disappointment and disillusion
Arab and Jew
The Egyptian revolution and after
Algerian independence
Shifting Foundations
Changing Minds
New ways of seeing the world
The management of the natural world
Power
Communications and information technology
The life sciences
Medical science
Space and the public imagination
Promise and misgiving
Facing new issues
New Economic and Social Worlds
In the long run
Europe's 'golden age'
Eastern Europe
World contrasts
Changing lifestyles
The oil crisis and after
Structural changes
Cultural consequences in a wealthier world
Globalization
Authority and Its New Challengers
A liberating century
Dissolving certainty
Religion in the later twentieth century
Government, democracy and nationalism
Challenges to the state
Women
The Pill
New waves
Women in the non-western world
Youth
A Changing World Balance
The Cold War at Its Height
After Stalin
The second Berlin crisis
Latin America enters world politics
Cuba
The aftermath in Latin America
The changing USSR
The changing United States
Vietnam and After
The American entanglement
The changing Asian context
Oil and the Israel problem
The Iranian revolution
Islam in international affairs
An uneasy Latin America
The Reshaping of Europe
Seeds of unity
The division of Europe
National interests
Ostpolitik
The path to Helsinki
The British crisis
The end of an Era
A World in Evolution
The last years of Chairman Mao
New patterns
Japan: the new world power
The Indian democracy
Africa's enduring problems
Crumbling Certainties
Seeds of doubt
American misgivings
Disordered Islam
The last phase of Cold War
Changing eastern Europe
Polish revolution
The crumbling of the Soviet system
A new Germany
Post Cold War Realities
The Gulf War
Persisting dangers
The end of the Soviet Union
A new Russia
New European security problems
The end of Yugoslavia
Nationality and ethnicity in the new Europe
European integration
Qualified re-orientation: the United Kingdom
Changes in China
Tiananmen
Fin-de-siecle
Problems of peacekeeping
Europe after Maastricht
A common currency
Enlarging Europe
A troubled Far East
The Indian sub-continent
The United States at the end of the century
Pax Americana
Retrospect
Historical importance
The great upheavals
The mythology of human happiness
Mastery of the material world
The first world civilization
Today's political world
Conclusion
The Exploration of Space
Index