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Simply History:1900 to Present

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Simply History: 1900s to the Present reviews the key people, places, and events in the history of the world from the beginning of the twentieth century to today, including major events from World War I to the Arab Spring.

As with other books in Walch's Simply History series, it strives to present a brief, even-handed overview of selected highlights. These include:

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Overview

Simply History: 1900s to the Present reviews the key people, places, and events in the history of the world from the beginning of the twentieth century to today, including major events from World War I to the Arab Spring.

As with other books in Walch's Simply History series, it strives to present a brief, even-handed overview of selected highlights. These include:

A New Century and World War I - the changes that marked the end of the nineteenth century including important new inventions, scientific developments, the rise in imperialism and nationalism leading to World War I, the course of the war and how many lives were affected by it, and, finally, the process of making peace and the creation of the League of Nations.

• The World Between the Wars - the period between World War I and World War II including the worldwide economic depression, how empires broke apart, as many nations became independent, the rise of communism in China and Russia, of dictators in Europe, and of imperialism in Japan.
• World War II introduces the events that led up to World
• War II including developments in Germany, Italy, and
• Japan during the 1930s, the League of Nations failed attempt to prevent war, the course of the war in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and the changes that followed the war.
• The World After World War II - events and developments around the world during the late 1940s and 1950s including the Iron Curtain and Common Market in Europe, the creation of the state of Israel, the rise of Arab nationalism, and the rise of independence in Africa and Southeast Asia.
• The Americas -the major events and issues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America from 1960 to the present, including the Gulf War, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq War, and the dramatic changes that swept the middle east in the spring of 2011.

The Simply History Series provides a clear, concise descriptions of the people, places, and events that have shaped world history from the beginning of human civilization to the present.

This series is intended as a handy and quick review of history highlights, and a useful reference to the names, dates, and sites.

The Simply History series will help you to become more informed about world history and its effects on the world we live in today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825169946
  • Publisher: Walch Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Series: Simply History
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

To the Reader v

Topic 1 A New Century and World War I

Chapter 1 The World Enters the Twentieth Century 3

Chapter 2 The World Moves Toward War 8

Chapter 3 The Great War 12

Chapter 4 Searching for Peace 18

Topic 2 The World Between the Wars

Chapter 5 The Western Democracies 25

Chapter 6 Changes in the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America 32

Chapter 7 The Rise of Dictators in Europe 40

Chapter 8 Military Japan and Communist Russia 48

Topic 3 World Warn

Chapter 9 The Road to War 57

Chapter 10 The War Begins and Spreads 62

Chapter 11 The War Goes Global 69

Chapter 12 The World After the War 74

Topic 4 The World After World War II

Chapter 13 Europe: Democracy and the Iron Curtain 83

Chapter 14 The Middle East and Africa 91

Chapter 15 Asia After the War 101

Chapter 16 The United States and Latin America 109

Topic 5 The Americas

Chapter 17 The United States and Canada 117

Chapter 18 Mexico and Central America 128

Chapter 19 The Caribbean 135

Chapter 20 South America 141

Topic 6 Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Chapter 21 Western Europe 151

Chapter 22 Eastern and Central Europe 159

Chapter 23 The Balkans 165

Chapter 24 The Former Soviet Union 172

Topic 7 The Middle East and Africa

Chapter 25 The Middle East 179

Chapter 26 Africa I: Egypt, Libya, Ghana, Ethiopia 194

Chapter 27 Africa II: Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, South Africa 202

Topic 8 Asia and Australasia

Chapter 28 The Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia 213

Chapter 29 China 223

Chapter 30 Japan and Korea 230

Chapter 31 Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australasia 235

Appendix 243

Glossary 254

Index 283

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