The World in the Twentieth Century: From Empires to Nations / Edition 5

The World in the Twentieth Century: From Empires to Nations / Edition 5

by Daniel Brower
     
 

Designed as a comprehensive, chronological introduction to world history in the 20th century, this book presents the major political and economic changes that have reshaped global relations, and focuses on the forces leading to the collapse of empires and the resulting rise of nationalism throughout the world. It develops discussions around the central argument that… See more details below

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Designed as a comprehensive, chronological introduction to world history in the 20th century, this book presents the major political and economic changes that have reshaped global relations, and focuses on the forces leading to the collapse of empires and the resulting rise of nationalism throughout the world. It develops discussions around the central argument that the single most profound global transformation in human relations during the 20th century has been the demise of all remaining empires and the emergence—in their place—of nation-states. Chapter topics organize the events of the 20th century under one principal theme—"from empires to nations"—introduced throughout the twelve chapters. Key coverage includes the latest historical studies of the Japanese Empire, the great religious communities in South Asia, an analysis of the rise and fall of communism in Europe and Asia, and the role of the Soviet Union in the 20th century. For anyone interested in World History—and placing it in the context of life today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130600349
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/01/1901
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

I. THE AGE OF EMPIRES.

1. Empires in Flux: The World in the Early Twentieth Century.
2. Empires in War and Revolution, 1914-1930.
3. Nations versus Empires in Asia: Turkey, India, China, 1918-1941.
4. The Emergence of Despotic Empires: Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, the Japanese Empire, 1930-1941.
5. The Last World War, 1941-1945.

II. THE ERA OF NATIONS.

6. Global Conflict and the Decline of Western Empires: The Beginning of the Cold War, 1945-1950.
7. Revolution and Revival in East Asia, 1945-1990.
8. New Nations in South Asia.
9. Africa and Latin America in the Third World.
10. Nations at War in the Middle East.
11. The Cold War and the Fall of the Soviet Empire, 1953-1991.
12. Local Wars, Global Economy: The World in the Late Twentieth Century.
Index.

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