The fourth edition of this best-selling coursebook is designed to help college and first year university students. It requires no previous knowledge and covers international relations and major conflicts during the Twentieth Century, as well as the internal affairs of the great powers - USA, Russia/USSR and China. Coverage is brought right up to the present, with sections on September 11th and the war against global terrorism, the war in Iraq, global warming and the AIDS/HIV pandemic.
Table of Contents
List of Figures List of Maps List of Tables List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface to the Fourth Edition PART ONE: WAR AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS The World in 1914: Outbreak of the First World War The First World War and its Aftermath The League of Nations International Relations 1919-33 International Relations 1933-39 The Second World War, 1939-45 The Cold War: Problems of International Relations after the Second World War The Spread of Communism Outside Europe and its Effects on International Relations The United Nations Organization The Two Europes, East and West Since 1945 Conflict in the Middle East The New World Order and the War Against Global Terrorism PART TWO: THE RISE OF FASCISM AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE RIGHT Italy 1918-45: The First Appearance of Fascism Germany 1918-45: The Weimar Republic and Hitler Japan and Spain PART THREE: COMMUNISM - RISE AND DECLINE Russia and the Revolutions, 1900-24 The USSR and Stalin, 1924-53 Continuing Communism, Collapse and Aftermath, 1953-2005 China 1900-49 China since 1949: The Communists in Control Communism in Korea and South East PART FOUR: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The USA Before the Second World War The USA Since 1945 PART FIVE: DE-COLONISATION AND AFTER The End of the European Empires Problems in Africa PART SIX: GLOBAL PROBLEMS The Changing World Economy Since 1900 The World's Population Further Reading Index
NORMAN LOWE has had many years' experience of teaching history at all levels in schools and colleges and for twenty years was head of history at Nelson and Colne Tertiary College in Lancashire, UK. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth-Century Russian History, and is a freelance writer and lecturer.