Western Europe since the war, a short political history.

by Jacques Freymond

Publisher: Praeger in New York

Written in English
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  • Europe -- History -- 1945-
  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 223-226.

    LC ClassificationsD1051 F7 1964
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages236
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    Open LibraryOL14086578M

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Western Europe since the war. London, Pall Mall Press [] (OCoLC) The book covers issues and developments in national politics, and the movement towards greater unity in Western Europe and the role of Europe in global politics and in the international economy. The text has been Taking a thematic approach, Derek Urwin addresses the major political and economic developments in western Europe since World War II /5(6).

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The text has been revised throughout and updated to take account of the political consequences of the ending of the Cold War and the troubled progress. in a highly accessible style, A Short History of Western Political Thought is ideal for those seeking to develop an understanding of this fascinating and important subject.

Spellman is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, USA. He is the author of A Concise History of the World since. Book Excerpts; In European history, the World Wars are seen as monstrous aberrations.

They were not In ‘Bland Fanatics’, Pankaj Mishra writes how books and films portray the pre-war years as an age of prosperity in Europe. But it was full of war, racism and genocide. Tony Judt's Postwar is an inimitable history of Europe since Postwar ties together the histories of over 40 European nations, both Eastern and Western, in a grand narrative that also serves as a history of the development of the European Union.

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Summary: An introduction to the history of Western Europe since examining the problems of reconstruction and the restoration of government, the Cold War, European co-operation, economic problems and the reactions and effects of the war seen in such areas as.

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Therefore, the end of the twentieth century will always be marked as the start of widespread peace, in Europe, Western countries, and beyond. Economic legacies.

After the end of World War II inEurope faced great difficulties in achieving an economic, political and social recovery.

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Leftist and separatist terrorist groups, such as the Baader Meinhof Group (West Germany), Red Brigades (Italy), and Euzkadi ta Azkatasuna (ETA; Spain) operated throughout the region.

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Developments within states and leagues between them made possible the mustering of larger armies than ever before. How important then was war as an influence on economic and.World War II - World War II - The war in Europe, – The German conquest of Poland in September was the first demonstration in war of the new theory of high-speed armoured warfare that had been adopted by the Germans when their rearmament began.

Poland was a country all too well suited for such a demonstration. Its frontiers were immensely long—about 3, miles in all; and the.