A Companion to International History 1900-2001 (Wiley by Gordon Martel

By Gordon Martel

A entire assessment of an important foreign occasions, routine, and controversies of the 20 th century.

• Written by means of exotic students, every one an expert of their box
• Explores influential, underlying topics comparable to imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, technological advancements, and alterations in diplomatic equipment
• Addresses a extensive variety of themes, together with international relations of wartime and peacemaking, the chilly conflict period and the "new international order", the tip of ecu empires, the increase of nationalism within the 3rd global, globalization, and terrorism
• Chronological association makes the amount simply available
• comprises invaluable publications for extra studying and research

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They should not have been. Wilson was convinced, now that “the West” had been “Won,” a substitute had to be found for the frontier. ” So it was not Wilson and the Americans who were naïve at Paris in 1919 but the Europeans, who failed to consider the implications of the American occupation of Cuba and the Philippines, or Wilsonian “intervention” in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. ” And his formula of self-determination for nations “struggling to be free” would have dismantled all European pretensions to empires that could compete with the American.

16 JOHN MACKENZIE Both the US and Germany surpassed it in steel production. Its navy, the source of its nineteenthcentury power, was unlikely to maintain its twopower standard (the notion that the Royal Navy had to be larger than those of the next two navies combined). Internal stresses, including the restlessness of Irish nationalists, labor and trade union problems, and other social discontents, aroused alarm. But the major threat to the international standing of the British came from the efforts of Chamberlain and the high commissioner in South Africa, Alfred Milner, to consolidate their power in the southern African subcontinent.

In the twentieth century, a fascist Italian government was to be restless to avenge this defeat. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the European and American empires, rapidly joined by the Japanese, had effectively carved up the world into zones of “formal” and “informal” empire. In formal empire, the imperial power directly administered territory, developing infrastructure and ports in favor of international trade. In informal empire, the imperial power exercised economic influence, but permitted the territory to be ruled, however weakly, by indigenous agents.

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