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 many ways European colonies and their struggles for independence became
caught up in the Cold War, not only because the United States resisted
nationalist forces that happened to be communist, but also because these areas
were vital ...
international communist movement is to retain and solidify their absolute power,
first in the Soviet Union and second in the areas now under their control. In the
minds of the Soviet leaders, however, achievement of this design requires the ...
Brezhnev Doctrine Promulgated after the Czech attempt at liberalisation in 1968,
the doctrine asserted the primacy of communist power in the Warsaw Pact.
Should any attempt be made to replace communist power the Warsaw Pact
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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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