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

By Gordon Martel

A entire evaluate of crucial overseas occasions, activities, and controversies of the 20 th century.

• Written by means of amazing students, each one an expert of their box
• Explores influential, underlying topics reminiscent of imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, technological advancements, and adjustments in diplomatic tools
• Addresses a extensive diversity of issues, together with international relations of wartime and peacemaking, the chilly battle period and the "new global order", the top of eu empires, the increase of nationalism within the 3rd global, globalization, and terrorism
• Chronological association makes the amount simply available
• comprises priceless courses for additional interpreting and research

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Gandhi was nonetheless able to secure a degree of control over the nationalist movement through what was effectively a “third way”: passive resistance, combined with constitutional talks. But another major faction was to develop its power during this period. This was the Muslim League. The original Congress had set out to bring Hindu and Muslim together, but the Muslim League was founded as a separatist Islamic movement in 1905. In 1940, under the leadership of a westernized and secular lawyer, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, it demanded a separate Muslim state.

It consisted fi rst of abandoning altogether American isolationism: the United States must play a leading role in world politics. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor TWENTIETH-CENTURY INTERNATIONAL HISTORY presented the most stunning display of the impracticability of isolation. The League of Nations would be reconstituted as the United Nations and relocated to New York, symbolizing the shift in power both from the Old World to the New and from the “neutral” ground of Geneva to the greatest metropolis of the greatest power.

But by the 1960s these attempts at forms of integration were becoming shakier. IMPERIALISM The 1960s turned out to be the decade of decolonization. The violent Mau Mau campaign in Kenya, coinciding with the Malay emergency and intercommunal strife in Cyprus, convinced the British government that the continuation of formal empire was impractical. Although they had hoped to maintain the power and significance of the “sterling area” as a trading partnership through a common currency, the military and fi nancial realities were increasingly apparent.

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