America and the World Since 1945

Author: T.G. Fraser,C. D. Murray
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1403907277
Category: History
Page: 352
View: 9214
American foreign policy is fundamental to any understanding of how the post-war world has been shaped. This insightful and wide-ranging book analyses the policies pursued by each presidency from that of Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and reviews the far-reaching consequences of these actions. Taking into account the most recent research and scholarly interpretations, T. G. Fraser and Donette Murray examine the priorities of each successive administration and how these have had to adapt under the pressure of events on a global scale. America and the World since 1945 - focuses on the origins and course of the Cold War - explains major crises and developments, such as the Truman Doctrine, the nature of containment, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin, arms control and detente - features analysis of how America became involved in armed conflict, as in Korea, the Gulf, the Balkans and Vietnam - looks at American action in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as interventions in Latin America and Africa - traces the evolution of policy towards China - studies conventional diplomacy alongside the use of intelligence and covert activity - examines the dynamics of the post-Cold War world Clear in its approach, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in America's relationship with the rest of the world from the end of the Second World War up to the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in September 2001.

The World Since 1945

Author: T. Vadney
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937793
Category: History
Page: 608
View: 7257
THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GLOBAL CHANGE FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY The world since 1945 has witnessed fundamental changes, notably the increasing influence of the West - particularly the USA - in a variety of spheres, the emergence and collapse of the USSR, the end of colonial empire in Asia and Africa and the escalation of wars and other conflicts in the Third World. In this incisive survey T. E. Vadney examines the key events without ever neglecting the underlying trends. He explores therapid changes in the Middle East, the end of apartheid in South Africa and the aims of American foreign policy. He concludes with a new epilogue in which he examines the direction of post-1945 history as the world enters the twenty-first century.

The World Since 1945

An International History
Author: P. M. H. Bell,Mark Gilbert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472534425
Category: History
Page: 584
View: 3617
A masterly synthesis of the history of the contemporary world, The World Since 1945 offers the ideal introduction to the events of the period between the end of the Second World War and the present day. P. M. H. Bell and Mark Gilbert balance a clear narrative with in-depth analysis to guide the reader through the aftermath of the Second World War, the Cold War, decolonization, Détente and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, up to the on-going ethnic strife and political instability of the 21st century. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to fully reflect developments in the history and historiography of the post-war world, and features five new chapters on the post-Cold War world, covering topics including: - The rise and fall of American hegemony - The decline of Europe - The rise of Asia - Political Islam as a global force - The role of human rights The World Since 1945 challenges us to better understand what happened and why in the post-war period and shows the ways in which the past continues to exercise a profound influence on the present. It is essential reading for any student of contemporary history.

China and the World Since 1945

An International History
Author: Chi-kwan Mark,Lecturer in Twentieth-Century International History Chi-Kwan Mark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136644776
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 2145
The emergence of China as a dominant regional power with global influence is a significant phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Its origin could be traced back to 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong came to power and vowed to transform China and the world. After the ‘century of humiliation’, China was in constant search of a new identity on the world stage. From alliance with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, China normalized relations with America in the 1970s and embraced the global economy and the international community since the 1980s. This book examines China’s changing relations with the two superpowers, Asian neighbours, Third World countries, and European powers. China and the World since 1945 offers an overview of China’s involvement in the Korean War, the Sino-Soviet split, Sino-American rapprochement, the end of the Cold War, and globalization. It assess the roles of security, ideology, and domestic politics in Chinese foreign policy and provides a synthesis of the latest archival-based research on China’s diplomatic history and Cold War international history This engaging new study examines the rise of China from a long-term historical perspective and will be essential to students of Chinese history and contemporary international relations.

The World Since 1945

A Concise History
Author: Keith Robbins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: History
Page: 278
View: 4577
This accessible and stimulating account of world history since 1945 provides a framework for making sense of the political and social developments of this period. The underlying theme of the book is the tension between the world conceived as a unity and the world conceived as a diversity. From this perspective, the author discusses the impulse towards globalization in the aftermath of the Second World War, the divisions inherent in the Cord War, and the shifting allegiances and conflicts in the decades which followed. He ends with an assessment of our position with regard to world unity and disunity as the millennium approaches.

The World Since 1945

A Brief History
Author: Daniel R. Brower
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Category: History
Page: 274
View: 9054
This brief book stresses the profound global transformation that has occurred since 1945 as a result of the collapse of the remaining great colonial empires, and the emergence of nation-states throughout the world. Its thematic emphasis makes clear as well the importance of the Cold War in influencing the process by which these nation-states sought to create new ideals and new institutions—to insure order and justice within their boundaries, and find places within the international community. The book also links the new nation-states in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with the ethnic conflicts, local wars, and terrorist movements that became increasingly prevalent toward the end of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. For a world-historical perspective on contemporary civilization.

Britain and the World since 1945

Author: Alasdair Blair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317665740
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 4126
This Seminar Studies title is a succinct study of modern British foreign policy, focusing on the period from 1945 to the present day. Since the end of the Second World War, Britain has been engaged in international conflicts from the Suez Crisis to the Gulf War and has actively sought involvement in transnational and global affairs. Starting with a brief overview of the rise and fall of the British Empire and continuing chronologically with detailed chapters covering the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, Alasdair Blair discusses the highs and lows of British foreign policy in an accessible yet analytical manner. Dealing with themes such as the issues triggered by decolonisation and the changing relationship between Britain and Europe, this text considers the pivotal moments in modern Britain’s engagement with the wider world. Included in this title are supporting materials, such as a chronology of important events from 1945, a Who’s Who of key government figures and a collection of relevant primary sources. Thorough yet concise, Britain and the World since 1945 is the ideal resource for students interested in the development of British foreign policy.

Wars in the Third World Since 1945

Author: Guy Arnold
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474291015
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
View: 1593
With nuclear stalemate holding the superpowers in check during the Cold War, violence proliferated in the Third World. Sometimes this took the form of colonial liberation wars as the old European empires disintegrated after the Second World War (Algeria 1954-1962 or Kenya 1952-1959); sometimes the violence was between Third World countries such as the Iran-Iraq War, and sometimes it involved the major powers directly: the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Certain regions – Central America, Southern Africa, the Horn of Africa or the Middle East – have been in more or less perpetual turmoil for thirty years and more. But whatever form the violence has taken –protracted guerrilla activity against the central government or short, sharp border war – the big powers have always been involved. They have provided arms to one or both sides, they have supported their ideological protégés and, more generally, have manipulated such wars to their own advantage. This book examines five broad categories of war: colonial liberation wars, big power intervention wars, wars between Third World countries, the special area of Israel and its neighbours, and civil wars.

The World Since 1945

An International History
Author: Philip Michael Hett Bell
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340662359
Category: History
Page: 593
View: 5747
International institutions, the world economy, & predominant ideas & beliefs have all undergone major changes over the second half of the 20th century. This text discusses key concepts & traces the main themes that have shaped the post war world.

The World Since 1945

A History of International Relations
Author: Wayne C. McWilliams,Harry Piotrowski
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781626370746
Category: History
Page: 620
View: 9045
New emphasis on the impacts of globalization, events in the Middle East, and political and economic changes in East Asia - as well as new information and maps throughout - are among the features of this thoroughly revised edition. The text traces the political, economic, and ideological patterns that have evolved in the global arena from the end of World War II to the present, providing the background needed for a solid understanding of contemporary international relations.

Empire and Revolution

The United States and the Third World Since 1945
Author: Peter L. Hahn,Mary Ann Heiss
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814250602
Category: Political Science
Page: 295
View: 7944
The ten essays in this volume represent state-of-the-art surveys of ten singular episodes in U.S. interaction with the Third World since 1945. Each author seeks to present a unique approach to a specific topic within U.S. -- Third World relations. The essays cover the globe and include studies of the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. They make use of a variety of source material and employ a wide range of analytical devices, such as the national security paradigm, the idea of economic development, and culture. The essays present a multihued portrait of the different ways policy makers in the United States dealt with Third World problems. The essays make clear the multitude of considerations that affected policy making; the many different actors, both official and nonofficial, who came to influence the policy-making process; and the possibilities for future research into U.S. relations with the nations of the Third World. They are designed not only to present the current state of the literature but also to suggest some avenues for future research.

Terms of Survival

The Jewish World Since 1945
Author: Robert Wistrich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134855788
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 2211
The emergence of the state of Israel has fundamentally changed the conditions of Jewish existence. The issues now facing Jews everywhere are totally different to those that confronted them only fifty years ago. This book provides the only thoroughly worldwide modern history of the Jews of the Diaspora. Robert Wistrich has drawn together an outstanding collection of authors from the United States, Europe and Israel in order to analyse the immense changes that have taken place since 1945 in a comprehensive, yet original, manner. Cultural, religious, domestic, political, economic and occupational transformations in Jewry are addressed in up-to-date studies. Terms of Survival reframes the nature of the debate by highlighting continuity and change in the position of the Jews throughout the world.

Communism in the world since 1945

an annotated bibliography
Author: Susan K. Kinnell
Publisher: Abc-Clio Inc
Category: Political Science
Page: 415
View: 9712

Development and Disorder

A History of the Third World Since 1945
Author: Michael G. Mason,Mike Mason
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874518290
Category: History
Page: 516
View: 3906
A contemporary history of the Third World that explains why most of these countries failed to develop in ways which benefit the majority of their populations.

The West and the World Since 1945

Author: Glenn Blackburn
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312111939
Category: History
Page: 176
View: 1163
Langan (philosophy, U. of Toronto) constructs a theory of knowledge and a theory of being that serve as a foundation for the challenge he set forth in his Tradition and Authenticity in the Search for Ecumenic Wisdom: integrating the kinds of truth handed down by various traditions. He argues that even though our experience is shaped by our traditions each of us still has direct access to reality. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

States and Peoples
Author: W. M. Spellman
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781403917874
Category: History
Page: 360
View: 8440
W.M. Spellman explores the past half century focusing on key topics such as human migration, science and technology, international business, religion and politics and Empire. Authoritative and well-written, this is an ideal introductory guide for anyone with an interest in World history and the issues and challenges facing the globe today.

The military history of the Third World since 1945

a reference guide
Author: Claude C. Sturgill
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: History
Page: 237
View: 2449
This short introductory reference guide is the only study available that concentrates on important military trends in the Third World since 1945 and assesses their significance for the United States and the world.

Die Kriege des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783896788399
Page: 288
View: 4015

The Global Economic System Since 1945

Author: Larry Allen
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861892423
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 9574
Economic theory in modern times imagines a giant clockwork of events, with economists attempting to find the perfect mathematical model of a mechanical movement. The real world is manifestly more complex and unpredictable than the internal workings of a machine, and this may be why conventional economic theories are far more accurate in retrospect. Larry Allen’s book, by contrast, recognizes and avoids the inherent limitations of mathematical models; his ground-breaking work in no way shuns economic theory, but rather uses it as a framework within which to re-evaluate and offer cogent new interpretations of world economic history from 1945 to the present day. The book describes how, from the end of World War II until the 1970s, powerful corporations began to lobby governments in an effort to reduce the perceived constraints of regulation. Following the difficulties of the 1970s these voices were increasingly influential, governments worldwide taking on free-market policies, dismantling the scaffolding of economic regulation and promoting the virtues of free-enterprise capitalism. The Global Economic System Since 1945offers a fresh synthesis of economic history and theory. It will prove instructive to the specialist, who will find it a useful reminder that all sides of the economy cannot be seen from a single angle. It will also interest the general reader looking for an impartial description of the current state of the global economy, as well as hints and clues about what to look for when scanning the economic horizon for signs of inclement weather.