The United States and Europe in the Twentieth Century
Longman, 2003 - 202 pages
The relationship between the US and Europe in the 20th century is one of the key considerations in any understanding of international relations/international history during this period. David Ryan first sets the context by looking at the trends and traditions of America¿s foreign relations in the 19th century, and then considers the changing nature of America's vision of Europe from 1900 to the present. The book examines America¿s response to and involvement in the two World Wars, including the structure of international power after the First World War and American reaction to the rise of Nazi Germany. American/European relations during the Cold War (1945-1970) are discussed, and Ryan considers the contentious debate that America was trying to establish an empire by invitation. Finally, the book looks at the ever-increasing unification of Europe and how this has affected America's role and influence.
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Even though President Wilson (1913-21) advocated the application of the
Monroe Doctrine for the world in 1918, he was limited by European empires and
by the growing strength of communism and domestic opposition to his diplomacy.
Third, the doctrine enhanced the image of the United States as a power that
supports decolonisation. While it warned Europeans not to consider 'future
colonization' in the Western Hemisphere, the United States itself was free to
colonise the ...
Brandt recognised that the 'Hallstein Doctrine' of non- recognition of states that
recognised East Germany was outdated and hindered West German options, and
independence from the Atlantic framework. The doctrine was abandoned in ...
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THE TRADITIONS OF US FOREIGN RELATIONS
THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD WARS
THE INTERWAR SYSTEM TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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