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 assurance of the key old figures and occasions of this century. Over 2,500 entries span political, diplomatic, and armed forces heritage in addition to delivering either truth and research of those components. writer Jan Palmowski combines complete foreign insurance with precise entries for each nation within the world.
many of the exact positive aspects of this quantity are the biographies of such international leaders as Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher, Yeltsin, Mandela, Rabin, and Netanyahu and the assurance of political occasions and activities from the increase and loss of life 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 conflict crusade to the Bosnian Civil battle and occasions equivalent to the Chernobyl catastrophe. finished consciousness is paid to significant treaties and political agreements from Versailles to Maastricht, and from the Anglo-Irish contract to the Dayton Accords. worthwhile tables together with lists of office-holders for international locations and firms and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize also are provided.
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century global History is a useful reference paintings for pupil, academics, and a person with an curiosity within the significant figures and occasions of our sleek international.

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Most of the country had been brought under military control by 1870, and in 1882 it formally became part of metropolitan France. The Algerian population had no political or civil rights, though in 1919 members of the indigenous élite were offered full French citizenship if they renounced their Muslim faith and customs. This was part of a general attempt to integrate the African state into what was regarded to be superior French culture and customs. The French colonists took possession of the areas suitable for agrarian cultivation, with Algerian peasants working on their farms for minimal wages.

He supported forcefully the North African campaigns and subsequent campaigns in southern Europe. This diverted German troops away from the heavily fortified French coast, and thus laid the ground for the eventual success of the Allied D-Day landings at Normandy. He retired in 1946. Back - New Search Al-Fatah, see FATAH, AL- Back - New Search Albania Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire since the fifteenth century; a nationalist movement growing since 1878 presaged a series of popular uprisings against attempts to spread Turkish culture starting in 1910, culminating in the declaration of independence on 28 November 1912.

After an official review of his actions, he was impeached for his dissolution of 1936, which the report argued should have occurred two years previously. His impeachment constrained his successor, Azaña, to a much more limited role, despite the crisis of the Spanish Civil War. He was a widely respected head of state, and his dismissal was a severe blow to the fragile republic. In 1941, Franco sent him into exile, which he spent in Buenos Aires. Back - New Search Alemán Valdés , Miguel (27 Sept.

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