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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By the autumn of 1984 as Chernenko's health deteriorated, Mikhail Gorbachev
increasingly took over, meeting foreign leaders and presenting a very different
Soviet image to the world. By March 1985 Gorbachev assumed power.
Gorbachev's agenda. As he downplayed the importance of ideology in Soviet
foreign policy, he cut ties to Third World regimes that the Soviets traditionally
supported. While this was beneficial to Washington, the corollary was that
The summitry continued through 1988 without much substance, though Reagan
and Gorbachev strolling through Red Square replaced the harsh images of the
Cold War. When President George Bush (1989-93) was elected in November ...
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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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