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Territorial Revisionism And The Allies Of Germany In The Second World War

Author : Marina Cattaruzza
ISBN : 9780857457394
Genre : History
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A few years after the Nazis came to power in Germany, an alliance of states and nationalistic movements formed, revolving around the German axis. That alliance, the states involved, and the interplay between their territorial aims and those of Germany during the interwar period and World War II are at the core of this volume. This "territorial revisionism" came to include all manner of political and military measures that attempted to change existing borders. Taking into account not just interethnic relations but also the motivations of states and nationalizing ethnocratic ruling elites, this volume reconceptualizes the history of East Central Europe during World War II. In so doing, it presents a clearer understanding of some of the central topics in the history of the war itself and offers an alternative to standard German accounts of the period and East European national histories.

Shatterzone Of Empires

Author : Omer Bartov
ISBN : 9780253006318
Genre : History
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From the Baltic to the Black Sea, four major empires with ethnically and religiously diverse populations encountered each other along often changing and contested borders. Examining this geographically vast, multicultural region through a variety of methodological lenses, this volume offers informed and dispassionate analyses of how the many populations of these borderlands managed to coexist in a previous era and why the areas eventually descended into violence. An understanding of this region will help readers grasp the preconditions of interethnic coexistence and the causes of ethnic violence and war in many of the world's other borderlands both past and present.

The Politics Of Memory In Postwar Europe

Author : Richard Ned Lebow
ISBN : 0822338173
Genre : History
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Comparative case studies of how memories of World War II have been constructed and revised in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, and the USSR (Russia).

Forgotten Ally

Author : Rana Mitter
ISBN : 9780547840567
Genre : History
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An Economist Book of the Year A Financial Times Book of the Year “A book that has long cried out to be written.” — Observer (UK), Books of the Year In 1937, two years before Hitler invaded Poland, Chinese troops clashed with Japanese occupiers in the first battle of World War II. Joining with the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, China became the fourth great ally in a devastating struggle for its very survival. Prizewinning historian Rana Mitter unfurls China’s drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue as never before. Based on groundbreaking research, this gripping narrative focuses on a handful of unforgettable characters, including Chiang Kai-shek, Mao Zedong, and Chiang’s American chief of staff, “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell. Mitter also recounts the sacrifice and resilience of everyday Chinese people through the horrors of bombings, famines, and the infamous Rape of Nanking. More than any other twentieth-century event, World War II was crucial in shaping China’s worldview, making Forgotten Ally both a definitive work of history and an indispensable guide to today’s China and its relationship with the West. “In the manner of David McCullough, [Mitter] creates a complex history that is urgently alive.” — Kirkus Reviews

The War Against Boys

Author : Christina Hoff Sommers
ISBN : 9780684849577
Genre : Psychology
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Argues that boys have become the primary victims of American society, showing how boys' weaknesses are aggravated by anti-boy prejudices and offering constructive suggestions on how to help young males.

Politische Strategien Nationaler Minderheiten In Der Zwischenkriegszeit

Author : Mathias Beer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105220728138
Genre : History
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"Die "Minderheitenfrage" entwickelte sich zu einer Signatur der Zwischenkriegszeit, gerade in Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa. Die Beiträge des Bandes prüfen anhand von Fallstudien insbesondere zu deutschen Minderheiten die Tragfähigkeit des in der Forschung eingeführten Ansatzes der politischen Strategien. Welche Wege und Vorgehensweisen wählten nationale Minderheiten, um ihren Anliegen gegenüber der nationalen Mehrheit zum Durchbruch zu verhelfen?"--Publisher's description from Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

Reconciliation After Violent Conflict

Author : David Bloomfield
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111804477
Genre : Political Science
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This handbook presents a range of tools that can be, and have been, employed in the design and implementation of reconciliation processes. Most of them draw on the experience of people grappling with the problems of past violence and injustice. There is no 'right answer' to the challenge of reconciliation, and so the handbook prescribes no single approach. Instead, it presents the options and methods, with their strengths and weaknesses evaluated, so that practitioners and policy-makers can adopt or adapt them, as best suits each specific context.

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