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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The Wilsonian period was the first significant US attempt to influence the future
shape and direction of Europe. It was also an attempt to extend the US sphere of
influence, and pursue its economic opportunity. Washington's decisions ...
Eden's decision to invade with France and Israel was an attempt to act alone; it '
was a final attempt to establish that Britain did not require Washington's
endorsement to defend her interests'. In this attempt to restore equality Britain
paid the ...
economic decline, Kennedy attempted to regain consensus in the Western
Alliance. On 4 July 1962 he stated: 'the United States will be ready for a
declaration of interdependence, that we will be prepared to discuss with a United
Europe the ...
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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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