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

By Gordon Martel

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

• Written by means of special students, every one an expert of their box
• Explores influential, underlying issues equivalent to imperialism, nationalism, internationalism, technological advancements, and alterations in diplomatic equipment
• Addresses a extensive diversity of themes, together with international relations of wartime and peacemaking, the chilly warfare 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 quantity simply available
• contains necessary courses for additional examining and research

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The situation became so uncontrollable that the British decided to cut and run. Jewish settlers fought the fi rst of their several wars against Palestinians and other Arabs, succeeding in establishing the state of Israel in 1948. Once the communist insurrection had been suppressed, the British set about decolonizing in Southeast Asia. There, as in other parts of their empire in Africa and the Caribbean, they hoped to decolonize to larger states by instituting a federation. The Malay states, where the traditional rulers had continued to exercise some authority, had been federated since 1896.

The Ottoman Empire, under considerable German influence before the war – notably in the building of the Baghdad railway – took the German side, a decision which led to its ultimate destruction. The British fomented the Arab revolt, led by Colonel T. E. Lawrence and the Sharif Husayn, Emir of the Hijaz, and after initial setbacks to British and Indian forces in Mesopotamia (the modern Iraq), the Ottoman provinces fell one by one. One of the characteristics of the war was the conclusion of secret agreements among participants.

To India and the white settlement colonies we could add two more British “empires,” that of islands and strategic staging posts important as commercial way-stations, as coaling or telegraphic cable places, or as naval supply points, a system which effectively spanned the globe. And fi nally there were the “dependent” colonies, those which were administered as colonies under the authority of the Crown or as protectorates. These multiple imperial systems were to have varied effects upon the international systems of the twentieth century.

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