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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In this section he describes Wilsons inability to keep pace with European tactics. .
.. When President Wilson left Washington he enjoyed a prestige and a moral
influence throughout the world unequalled in history. His bold and measured
to the President? What weakness or what misfortune had led to so extraordinary,
so unlooked-for a betrayal? Yet the causes were very ordinary and human. The
President was not a hero or a prophet; he was not even a philosopher; but a ...
Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924) US President from 1913 to 1921. He insisted on
US neutrality rights in the First World War, but ultimately took the United States
into the war in 1917. He put forward the Fourteen Points in January 1918 as a
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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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