By Gordon Martel

Valuable compilation of essays masking the key occasions of the twentieth century. status out from this total notable physique of labor are the contributions at the undertones and reasons of WW I (Martel's strong point) and 3 chapters on often-overlooked advancements resulting in WW II.

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Stalin offered, in March 1952, to create a unified, rearmed, and neutral Germany, thereby preparing to abandon East Germany if he could prevent the FRG from being rearmed within NATO. The West, haunted by the memories of the Rapallo Treaty of 1922 (the normalization of relations between the Soviet Union and Germany), with the perceived ganging A BIPOLAR WORLD up of the two countries against the West, as well as by memories of the recent war against the Germans, vehemently objected to a neutral and unified Germany, which might play off the East against the West.

The Second World War volume in the official Churchill biography. Warren F. Kimball, The Juggler: Franklin Roosevelt as Wartime Statesman (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991) and Forged in War (New York: Morrow, 1997). Essays on FDR’s foreign policies, and a more general study of the Grand Alliance. Wm. Roger Louis, Imperialism at Bay (New York: Oxford University Press, 1977). The best in-depth survey of the wartime pressures on the British for decolonization. David Reynolds, In Command of History (London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2004).

By contrast, the eastern bloc was handicapped by the fact that it was experimenting with the application of Marxist-Leninist theory. The Soviet Union, born out of the October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, was ideologically driven to weaken its capitalist competitors and to promote socialist revolutions elsewhere in the world. The Kremlin assumed that its ideology put it on the right side of history, whereas the capitalist countries were bound to quarrel with each other and eventually collapse. Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, and Gorbachev all believed in Marxism-Leninism.

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