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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It is ironic that Wilson, elected on a largely domestic platform of reform, ended up
as a 'foreign policy' president. With little knowledge of foreign affairs and perhaps
because of his Presbyterian background and reformist inclinations, Wilson ...
which Wilson objected to in principle. Moreover, he shared Vladimir Lenin's belief
that the war in Europe was an attempt to maintain capital within Europe and their
various colonies in Asia and Africa. So, despite siding with the Allies, in his war ...
government. Though William II initially balked, Germany eventually proclaimed a
republic on 9 November 1918. Wilson and Lenin were seen by many in Europe
as the new saviours from the east and the west. Indeed, when Wilson arrived 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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