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Britain and the World in the Twentieth Century

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This book looks at all the main phases of British foreign policy from the 1890s to the 1990s. It not only explores such major events as the Boer War, Appeasement, and the Suez Crisis, but also looks well beyond traditional diplomacy, taking in strategic, technological, economic, and ideological factors, as well as looking at such subjects as the rise of propaganda agencies and the intelligence community. The author also details specific international relations and rivalries and charts domestic influences on ...

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Overview

This book looks at all the main phases of British foreign policy from the 1890s to the 1990s. It not only explores such major events as the Boer War, Appeasement, and the Suez Crisis, but also looks well beyond traditional diplomacy, taking in strategic, technological, economic, and ideological factors, as well as looking at such subjects as the rise of propaganda agencies and the intelligence community. The author also details specific international relations and rivalries and charts domestic influences on policy.

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"A clear, well organised account."—International Affairs

"A well written and thoughtful book."—Diplomacy and Statecraft

"A fine book...it is well written, well organized, and very informative."—Teaching History

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Meet the Author

John W. Young is a Professor of International History at The University of Nottingham.

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
General editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Empire and isolation, 1895-1905 6
2 Ententes and Anglo-German rivalry, 1905-1914 31
3 Great War and Imperial crisis, 1914-1924 57
4 The Locarno era, 1925-1936 88
5 Appeasement and global conflict, 1937-1945 114
6 Third power, 1945-1956 141
7 Without a role? 1957-1972 168
8 Reluctantly European, 1973-1997 193
Conclusion 221
Bibliographical essay 233
Index 239
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