A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World History (Oxford by Jan Palmowski

By Jan Palmowski

Authoritative and updated, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century global History presents in-depth insurance of the key old figures and occasions of this century. Over 2,500 entries span political, diplomatic, and army historical past in addition to supplying either truth and research of those parts. writer Jan Palmowski combines complete foreign assurance with designated entries for each kingdom within the world.
many of the distinctive beneficial properties of this quantity are the biographies of such global leaders as Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher, Yeltsin, Mandela, Rabin, and Netanyahu and the insurance of political occasions and activities from the increase and death of communism to the cave in of the Berlin Wall, and from the top of apartheid to the Whitewater scandal. Key battles are highlighted from Yprès to the Gulf battle crusade to the Bosnian Civil struggle and occasions comparable to the Chernobyl catastrophe. entire awareness is paid to significant treaties and political agreements from Versailles to Maastricht, and from the Anglo-Irish contract to the Dayton Accords. necessary tables together with lists of office-holders for nations and organisations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize also are provided.
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century global History is a useful reference paintings for scholar, lecturers, and somebody with an curiosity within the significant figures and occasions of our sleek international.

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In fact, apartheid served to maintain the political and economic supremacy of the White minority, which comprised less than 20 per cent of the total population. In 1951, the Bantu Authorities Act was the first of a series of acts designed to create separate and distinct areas in which Blacks would live separately, without intruding into White neighbourhoods (see bantustans). The 1953 Bantu Education Act for the first time created a national education system for Blacks. Discrimination in the workplace was enhanced, and sexual relationships between Whites and non-Whites were forbidden.

Since 1975, no human being has left earth orbit, with NASA concentrating on unmanned space missions to explore the galaxy, and the Space Shuttle programme. Back - New Search Appeasement A policy of giving in to hostile demands of another nation to avoid war, primarily associated with British and increasingly also with French foreign policy between the two World Wars. From 1933 to 1939 this allowed Hitler to stop the reparations payments stipulated in the Treaty of Versailles, remilitarize the Rhineland and regain control over the Ruhr District), annex Austria (Anschluss), and invade Czechoslovakia.

Relations were only restored by MacDonald's Labour government in October 1929. The hopeless offensive had resulted in 120,000 German casualties. Back - New Search Argentina By 1914 one of the world's wealthiest countries, when it had a per capita income similar to that of the German Empire or Switzerland, it has been marked by a steady relative industrial decline ever since, as a result of its chronic political instability. From the 1970s, what is potentially the wealthiest country in Latin America has been plagued by endemic unemployment and mass poverty.

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