Revolution and War

Author: Stephen M. Walt
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801470005
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
View: 8946
Revolution within a state almost invariably leads to intense security competition between states, and often to war. In Revolution and War, Stephen M. Walt explains why this is so, and suggests how the risk of conflicts brought on by domestic upheaval might be reduced in the future. In doing so, he explores one of the basic questions of international relations: What are the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy? Walt begins by exposing the flaws in existing theories about the relationship between revolution and war. Drawing on the theoretical literature about revolution and the realist perspective on international politics, he argues that revolutions cause wars by altering the balance of threats between a revolutionary state and its rivals. Each state sees the other as both a looming danger and a vulnerable adversary, making war seem both necessary and attractive. Walt traces the dynamics of this argument through detailed studies of the French, Russian, and Iranian revolutions, and through briefer treatment of the American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese cases. He also considers the experience of the Soviet Union, whose revolutionary transformation led to conflict within the former Soviet empire but not with the outside world. An important refinement of realist approaches to international politics, this book unites the study of revolution with scholarship on the causes of war.

Burning Country

Syrians in Revolution and War
Author: Robin Yassin-Kassab,Leila Al-Shami
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780745337821
Page: 320
View: 681
*Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017*In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a war zone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible to report on life in this devastated land.Burning Country explores the horrific and complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists among many others. These stories are expertly interwoven with a trenchant analysis of the brutalisation of the conflict and the militarisation of the uprising, of the rise of the Islamists and sectarian warfare, and the role of governments in Syria and elsewhere in exacerbating those violent processes.With chapters focusing on ISIS and Islamism, regional geopolitics, the new grassroots revolutionary organisations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.

Revolution and War in Spain, 1931-1939

Author: Paul Preston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134858655
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 687
This collection of essays constitutes a magnificent monument to recent scholarship on the Second Republic and the Civil War. It is indispensable for a full understanding of the period.' - Raymond Carr

Revolution and War in Contemporary Ukraine

The Challenge of Change
Author: Olga Bertelsen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838270169
Category: Political Science
Page: 440
View: 669
What are the reasons behind, and trajectories of, the rapid cultural changes in Ukraine since 2013? This volume highlights: the role of the Revolution of Dignity and the Russian-Ukrainian war in the formation of Ukrainian civil society; the forms of warfare waged by Moscow against Kyiv, including information and religious wars; Ukrainian and Russian identities and cultural realignment; sources of destabilization in Ukraine and beyond; memory politics and Russian foreign policies; the Kremlin’s geopolitical goals in its 'near abroad'; and factors determining Ukraine’s future and survival in a state of war. The studies included in this collection illuminate the growing gap between the political and social systems of Ukraine and Russia. The anthology illustrates how the Ukrainian revolution of 2013–2014, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and its invasion of eastern Ukraine have altered the post-Cold War political landscape and, with it, regional and global power and security dynamics.

The Iranian Military in Revolution and War (RLE Iran D)

Author: Sepehr Zabir
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136812709
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 3539
This book is a fascinating critical examination of the characteristics and development of the armed forces in Iran, their role under the Shah and their re-creation in the war against Iraq as the fighting forces of Islam. The author examines the contradictory accounts, including the Shah’s own Answer to History, as well as newly available accounts by highly placed ex-officials, and interviews with exiled army officers. He examines in detail the apparent shift of allegiance within the forces from the Shah to Imam and the ways in which this was accomplished. Major Iranian offensives, changing strategies from human wave assault to the Tankers War, and the delicate balance between the regular Army and the Revolutionary Guards, are also extensively examined. The book concludes with an analysis of the potential role of the armed forces in a succession crisis.

Revolution and War

Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141956623
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
View: 9093
Written during Karl Marx's brilliant career as a polemical journalist, these blazing pieces tackle subjects ranging from the strikes of angry British workers to insurrection in Europe, from the American Civil War to the misery of colonial rule in India, demonstrating the radical spirit and outrage at social injustice that would make him one of the most influential political philosophers of all time. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Gender, revolution, and war

the mobilization of women in the Yugoslav Partisan resistance during world war II
Author: Jelena Batinić,Stanford University. Dept. of History
Publisher: N.A
Category: Collective memory
Page: 740
View: 2202
"The mass participation of women in the communist-led Yugoslav Partisan resistance is one of the most remarkable phenomena of the Second World War. According to official figures, by the end of the war more than two million women had been involved in the Partisan movement. Over 100,000 served as combatants in the Partisan army - a degree of female military involvement unprecedented and unrepeated in the region, and particularly unrivaled elsewhere. Why and how did the Partisans recruit women? What made these women - the vast majority of them peasants from underdeveloped regions with strong patriarchal traditions - decide to take up arms? More intriguing still: what made their transformation into warriors acceptable to the peasant-filled Partisan ranks? How were they integrated into the movement and how were their relations with men regulated? What images emerged to represent their experience and role? Last but not least, what was the legacy of women's mass military and political mobilization in the region? To try to answer these questions, this study explores the history and postwar memory of the phenomenon. It is, more broadly, concerned with the changes in gender norms and values caused by the war, revolution, and the establishment of the communist regime, which claimed to have solved the 'woman question' and instituted equality between the sexes"--Introduction.

From Revolution to War

State Relations in a World of Change
Author: Patrick J. Conge
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472085781
Category: History
Page: 175
View: 7514
Explores the relationship between war and revolution

Georgia: Revolution and War

Author: Rick Fawn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134930119
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 7746
The post-Soviet country of Georgia has generated surprise upon surprise. Its Rose Revolution in 2003 marked the first time an existing leadership of a post-Soviet state was forced to surrender power peacefully. The new leadership of Western-educated Mikheil Saakashvili initiated wide-ranging domestic reforms, including a large-scale, unprecedented anti-corruption drive. It also intensified relations with the West and sought membership of the EU and NATO. The Georgian leadership’s expressed aim of re-integrating territories lost in wars in the early 1990s resulted in a devastating conflict with Russia in 2008. All these developments, and their wider implications, receive careful yet readable attention in this collection by a truly international and specialist group of authors and practitioners. The book offers a spectrum of opinion and compelling insight into the events and decisions that have recently shaped this fascinating yet understudied country, and placed it at the forefront of interest in the changes transforming post-Soviet Eurasia. This book is based on a special issue of European Security.

Enlightenment, Revolution, and War | Children's European History

Author: Baby Professor
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1541906497
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 3388
Why should you bother your child about history? Europe’s history has been riddled by wars and revolutions. They are sad stories for kids but they are stories that teach your little ones about how the past influenced the present. Allowing your child to study history is important because it gives your child a sense of belongingness and a certain connection to the heroes of the past.

An alternative for revolution and war

a more humanity-centered education
Author: Albert E. Osborne
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 124
View: 3952

American Vessels Captured by the British During the Revolution and War of 1812: The Records of the Vice-Admiralty Court at Halifax, Nova Scotia

Author: Nova Scotia Vice-Admiralty Court
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376374223
Category: History
Page: 200
View: 1482
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Mao Tse-tung's communist ideology on revolution and war

Author: Vincent Chen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 454
View: 5559

Hungarian Revolution and War for Independence

Author: Lee Congdon,Béla K. Király,Károly Nagy
Publisher: East European Monographs
Category: History
Page: 956
View: 6784
This comprehensive history follows the trajectory of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, including essays from a range of noted scholars and historians and reactions from leading non-Hungarian intellectuals of the time, such as Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. An appendix reprints the texts of crucial primary sources.

Men and Women in Revolution and War, 1600-1815

Author: Thomas R. Rumsey
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780883341780
Category: Europe
Page: 491
View: 4289

Revolution and Genocide

On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust
Author: Robert Melson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226519913
Category: History
Page: 386
View: 4735
In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history, Robert Melson creates a sophisticated framework that links genocide to revolution and war. He focuses on the plights of Jews after the fall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians after the fall of the Ottoman as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia. He argues that genocide often is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and, in its wake, try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards.

The Iranian Military in Revolution and War

Author: Sepehr Zabih
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415004763
Category: Iran
Page: 279
View: 7541

The Concise Encyclopedia of the Revolutions and Wars of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1639-1660

Author: Stephen C. Manganiello
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810851009
Category: History
Page: 613
View: 4013
Presents an alphabetical arrangement of historical topics specific to this time period, with entries on political,military and religious leaders, nobles, battles, treaties, locations, and events.

The Loyalty and Devotion of Colored Americans in the Revolution and War of 1812 (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Lloyd Garrison
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780666449412
Category: History
Page: 28
View: 3471
Excerpt from The Loyalty and Devotion of Colored Americans in the Revolution and War of 1812 Of the services and sufferings of the colored soldiers of the Revolution, ' says one writer, 'no attempt has, to our knowledge, been made to preserve a record.' This is mainly true. Their history is not written. It lies upon the soil Watered with their blood: who shall gather it? It rests with their bones in the charnel-house: who shall exhume it 7 Their bodies, wrapped ln sacks, have dropped from the decks where trod a Decatur and a Barry, m a calm and silence broken only by the voice of the man of God We commit this body to the deep and the plunge and the ripples passing, the sea has closed over their memory forever. Ah! We have waited on shore and have seen the circle of that ripple. We know, at least, where they went down; and so much, to-day, we come to record. We have had in Ohio, until very recently, and if they are living, have here now, a few colored men who have thus connected us with the past. I have been told of one, recent ly, in the southern portion of the State. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.