The Twentieth-Century World: An International History, Canadian Edition

Paperback | October 15, 2010

byWilliam R. Keylor, Jerry Bannister, Tracey J. Kinney

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Through a distinctive analytical framework that focuses on the relations between countries rather than their individual histories, this second Canadian edition offers an engaging narrative account of twentieth-century world history. Thoroughly updated, this new edition provides expandedcoverage of the non-Western world and includes a brand new chapter covering the first decade of the twenty-first century - exploring such recent historical events as Canada's mission in Afghanistan and the Copenhagen Climate Summit. With its impeccable scholarship and even-handed analysis, TheTwentieth-Century World, second Canadian edition, is an essential resource for all students of twentieth-century history.

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Through a distinctive analytical framework that focuses on the relations between countries rather than their individual histories, this second Canadian edition offers an engaging narrative account of twentieth-century world history. Thoroughly updated, this new edition provides expandedcoverage of the non-Western world and includes a b...

William R. Keylor is a professor of history and international relations and the director of the International History Institute at Boston University. Jerry Bannister is an associate professor in the department of history at Dalhousie University. Tracey J. Kinney is a professor in the history department at Kwantlen Polytechnic Universi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.79 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Prologue: International Relations at the Beginning of the Twentieth CenturyThe Europeanization of the WorldThe Rise of Japanese Power in East AsiaThe Emergence of the United StatesDevelopments in the AmericasTechnology and the Geopolitical World ViewThe Development of an International EconomyPart One. The Thirty Years' War (1914-1945)1. Germany's Bid for European Dominance (1914-1918)The Roots of the Thirty Years' WarPre-war GermanyThe War Begins'Total War' on the Home FrontPolitical and Economic WarfareThe Russian RevolutionThe Significance of Russian WithdrawalThe Significance of the American InterventionThe Legacy of the Russian Revolution2. The Peace of Paris and the New International OrderThe Paris Peace ConferenceThe Political Realities of DiplomacyThe American PositionThe British PositionThe Impact of the Russian RevolutionJudging the Peace of Paris3. The 1920s: The Era of IllusionsThe Illusion of Economic RestorationThe Confirmation of US Supremacy in Latin AmericaThe Illusion of Continental Security4. The 1930s: The Illusions DispelledThe Collapse of the World Economic OrderThe United States and Latin AmericaThe Collapse of the European Security SystemThe Spanish Civil WarHitler's PlanGermany and JapanGerman Policy in Eastern EuropeThe Munich PactThe Invasion of CzechoslovakiaThe Kremlin Chooses Sides5. Germany's Second Bid for European Dominance (1939-1945)The Outbreak of the Second World WarThe Fall of FranceThe Battle of BritainThe Invasion of the Soviet UnionThe US and the War in EuropeBritain and the 'Second Front'Planning for Post-war EuropeThe Holocaust6. The Confirmation of Japan's Supremacy in East AsiaPeaceful Penetration (1914-1930)Military Expansion (1931-1941)The War in Asia (1941-1945)7. The Formation of the Bipolar World in the Truman-Stalin EraCanada's Emergence as a 'Middle Power'The Political Division of EuropeThe Marshall PlanThe Division of GermanyThe Korean War and Western RearmamentPart Two. The Cold War Between the Superpowers (1945-1985)8. Coexistence and Confrontation (1953-1962)Eisenhower's 'New Look'The Post-Stalin 'Thaw'The Suez CrisisThe Problem of BerlinThe US and Latin America in the Crisis YearsCanada and the Cold War9. Detente and Multipolarity (1962-1975)Arms Control and Strategic ParityCanada in the 1960sConfronting the Proliferation of Nuclear WeaponsFrance's Assault on the Bipolar WorldThe Political Settlement in EuropeConflict in the Middle East10. The Rise of China and the Cold War in AsiaThe Communist Victory in the Chinese Civil WarThe Korean WarThe USSR and China: From Partnership to RivalryThe United States and IndochinaCanada and the Vietnam WarSino-American Rapprochement11. The Resurgence of East-West Tension (1975-1985)Canada in the World During the Trudeau EraThe Prospects for Pluralism and InterdependenceThe Renewal of the Arms RaceTurmoil in South AsiaPeace and War in the Middle East12. Africa: From Independence to DependencyDecolonization and OptimismThreats to African IndependenceRecession and Reorganization in the 1970sRegional Rivalry and Cold WarThe Impact of Apartheid13. The Far East: The Road to the New Co-Prosperity SphereThe Miracle of JapanThe Gang of Four and ASEANThe Deng Revolution in ChinaThe Transformation of ChinaPart Three. From Cold War to New World Disorder (1985-2000)14. Moscow, Washington, and the End of the Soviet EmpireThe Gorbachev RevolutionThe Disintegration of the East BlocDisengagement and Troop WithdrawalThe Collapse of the Soviet UnionTensions the Former Soviet Republics15. Europe: Integration and DisintegrationThe Resurrection of the European IdeaThe European Monetary UnionDefence Co-operation and the European Army CorpsThe eu and the Question of ExpansionThe Balkan Tragedy16. Asia at the CrossroadsEconomic Growth and Security Dilemmas in East AsiaThe Impact of China's Economic GrowthTrouble on the Korean PeninsulaChanges in Japanese Foreign PolicySecurity Concerns and Financial Crisis in East AsiaTensions in South Asia17. Africa on Its Own: Ethnic Conflict, Autocracy, and UnderdevelopmentAfrica after the Cold WarNigeria: West Africa's Stabilizing ForceProgress Towards Power-Sharing and Multiparty DemocracyDevelopments in North AfricaAfrica after the Cold War: Independent or Alone?18. The Middle East: The Rocky Road to ReconciliationThe Gulf War of 1991Negotiations Between Israel and the PalestiniansFrom Oslo to the Wye River: Negotiations in the 1990s19. Latin America: Democracy, Free Markets, and Regional StabilityNorth American Free Trade and its Impact on Latin AmericaThe Political Consequences of Economic Reforms in Latin America20. A Unipolar World or a New Multilateralism?The Aftermath of the Cold WarThe Management of the Global EconomyThe Progress of Arms ControlThe New World Role of the United Nations in the 1990s21. The Twenty-First Century (NEW CHAPTER!)The Turn of the Century WorldUnipolar or Multipolar?Globalism and its DiscontentsOne World?The EnvironmentTimelines of World History 1900-2010Glossary of International Economics TerminologyBibliographic EssayIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Written with confidence and clarity by a master of the profession, [The Twentieth-Century World] remains in my mind the best survey of twentieth century international relations." --David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Brock University