Crisis Diplomacy

Author: James L. Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521459877

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

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In this book James Richardson examines nine major international crises from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to explain the differing outcomes of each.
Crisis Among the Great Powers

Author: Miroslav Šedivý

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730206

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 201

In 1840, conflict within the Ottoman Empire gave rise to a serious all-European crisis which led to a diplomatic rupture between France and other Great Powers. The crisis was given the name of the natural frontier which divided France from the rest of Europe: the Rhine. Although the Rhine Crisis did not lead to armed conflict, many states were deeply worried by the unfolding events and by the failure of the peace so carefully negotiated at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Combined with accumulated political, social, national and economic problems, there were fears of general social upheaval and perhaps even revolution. This book uses the Rhine Crisis to evaluate the stability of the European States System and the functionality of the Concert of Europe in this period. In doing so, Miroslav edivy offers an original and deeply-researched insight into the history of international relations in the pivotal years between 1815 and 1848."
Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Century

Author: Sebastian Balfour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134678051

Category: History

Page: 290

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Spain and the Great Powers in the Twentieth Centuryexamines the international context to, and influences on, Spanish history and politics from 1898 to the present day. Spanish history is necessarily international, with the significance of Spain's neutrality in the First World War and the global influences on the outcome of the Spanish Civil War. Taking the Defeat in the Spanish American war of 1898 as a starting point, the book includes surveys on: *the crisis of neutrality during the First World War *foreign policy under the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera *the allies and the Spanish Civil War *Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain *Spain and the Cold War *relations with the United States This book traces the important topic of modern Spanish diplomacy up to the present day
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

Author: Miroslav Sedivy

Publisher:

ISBN: 370018705X

Category:

Page: 346

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It was not after 1848 but actually before this revolutionary year that Europe witnessed the abusive proceedings perpetrated by the great powers which undermined the functionality of the post-Napoleonic international order. Even worse, their abuse of power in European and overseas affairs provoked a feeling of mistrust, pessimism and fear and led to discussions about the disappearing justice from the world among a considerable number of Europeans. By the 1840s, under the influence of various crises and conflicts members of the educated middle and upper middle classes in particular changed the way they judged and approached issues of international politics, justice, security and nation building. This process was all the more important in Italy since the search for greater security against external threats became the driving force in the spread of the idea to unite her politically from the Alps to Sicily. This unity, along with well defensible frontiers, a strong army and navy and good material resources including colonial ones, was to ensure a more secure position within the system of European politics and thereby better prospects for a peaceful future according to the phrase Si vis pacem, para bellum. However, this power-oriented response to insecurity had devastating consequences for the generally shared desire to live in peace with other nations, represented by another aspiration deeply rooted in the national movement: to establish a better international order. To reveal this important process of pan-European dimension is the principal aim of this book, and the Italian arena of politics in 1830-1848 has been chosen to clarify this sea change in political behaviour.
Crisis Among the Great Powers

Author: Miroslav Šedivý

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1784535095

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 458

In 1840, conflict within the Ottoman Empire gave rise to a serious all-European crisis which led to a diplomatic rupture between France and other Great Powers. The crisis was given the name of the natural frontier which divided France from the rest of Europe: the Rhine. Although the Rhine Crisis did not lead to armed conflict, many states were deeply worried by the unfolding events and by the failure of the peace so carefully negotiated at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Combined with accumulated political, social, national and economic problems, there were fears of general social upheaval and perhaps even revolution. This book uses the Rhine Crisis to evaluate the stability of the European States System and the functionality of the Concert of Europe in this period. In doing so, Miroslav edivy offers an original and deeply-researched insight into the history of international relations in the pivotal years between 1815 and 1848."
The War Plans of the Great Powers (RLE The First World War)

Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702511

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 140

The origins of the First World War remain one of the greatest twentieth century historical controversies. In this debate the role of military planning in particular and of militarism in general, are a key focus of attention. Did the military wrest control from the civilians? Were the leaders of Europe eager for a conflict? What military commitments were made between the various alliance blocks? These questions are examined in detail here in eleven essays by distinguished historians and the editor’s introduction provides a focus and draws out the comparative approach to the history of military policies and war plans of the great powers.
Intentions in Great Power Politics

Author: Sebastian Rosato

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300253023

Category: Political Science

Page: 373

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Why the future of great power politics is likely to resemble its dismal past Can great powers be confident that their peers have benign intentions? States that trust each other can live at peace; those that mistrust each other are doomed to compete for arms and allies and may even go to war. Sebastian Rosato explains that states routinely lack the kind of information they need to be convinced that their rivals mean them no harm. Even in cases that supposedly involved mutual trust--Germany and Russia in the Bismarck era; Britain and the United States during the great rapprochement; France and Germany, and Japan and the United States in the early interwar period; and the Soviet Union and United States at the end of the Cold War--the protagonists mistrusted each other and struggled for advantage. Rosato argues that the ramifications of his argument for U.S.-China relations are profound: the future of great power politics is likely to resemble its dismal past.
The Great Power Struggle for Africa The Crisis in Mali

Author: Fouad Farhaoui

Publisher: International Strategic Research Organization (USAK)

ISBN: 9786054030835

Category:

Page: 74

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The crisis is an outgrowth of the colonial period which had strained and eventually torn the social fabrics of the region. French colonial policies regarding education, administration, an economics had contributed to a competitive and divisive atmosphere. Now, Mali suffers from widespread ethnic separatism. The socialist regime of newly-indepenent Mali failed to reconcile the alienated communities of the northern regions. The peoples of the south, too, were dissatisfied with their oppressive government–something which deepend the young country’s political crisis. This environment produced the so-called “Tuareg rebellion”. The fierce clashes in the early stages of the rebellion and the drought in Mali’s northern regions led to massive migrations of Tuaregs to neighbouring countries. Changes in the regional environment in the 1990s brought new dimensions to the crisis. The Algerian Civil War, the end to the war in Afghanistan, and the Libyan embargo precipitated the spread of terrorism, trafficking, the drug trade, and cross-border criminal networks. Collectively, these phenomena created a new constellation of power in northern Mali. The international economic crisis and the developments known as the “Arab Spring”, along with shifting geo-strategic dynamics in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, have pushed Africa into an arena for international disputes and rivalries. Mali has been one of the foremost countries to be affected. Transformations at the global level have pressured most governments to defend their traditional interests. Some powers, in contrast, have been scanning for openings and opportunities in the weaknesses of others. BRICS have thus managed to emerge as new powers on the African continent traditionally dominated by France, the U.K., and to a lesser extent, the U.S.
The Great Powers, 1814-1914

Author: Eric Wilmot

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

ISBN: 0174350562

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 722

Targeted specifically at A-Level students, the Challenging History series provides a continuation from the GCSE approach, whilst also taking into account changes in the A-Level syllabus and historical research. By closely examining documentary evidence and posing questions, the six books in the series provide accessible guides to history from the 15th century onwards. Each chapter in the books is divided into four sections - preview, text, examining evidence and focus. The preview section is a presentation designed to arouse students' interest and to lay out the major themes of the chapter. The text sections contain a narrative of the period. The examining evidence sections present the student with a wide variety of historical sources and the focus section highlights particular events, people and issues of the period. Talking points scattered throughout the books encourage students to question their preconceptions and test ideas. There are also questions in every chapter, which invite the students to discuss the issues and present written responses.
The Great Powers and the Decline of the European States System, 1914-1945

Author: Graham Ross

Publisher: London ; New York : Longman

ISBN: UOM:39015009333553

Category: Europe

Page: 200

View: 707

The period between 1914 and 1945 continues to arouse acute historical controversy, and detailed research into the foreign policies of the major powers has become a large-scale industry. This clear introduction maps the complex and changing patterns of international relations in this turbulent period, provides a judicious synthesis of the increasing volume of modern research on it, and guides the reader with a sure hand through the historiographical controversies which have arisen.