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Author Hunt, Michael H.

Title The world transformed : 1945 to the present / Michael H. Hunt
Published Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, [2004]


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 MELB  909.825 Hun/Wtn  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Introduction: The 1945 Watershed -- International Politics Reconfigured -- Wilson and Lenin as Rival Visionaries -- World War II and the Onset of the Cold War -- The Role of Nationalism -- A Global Economy in Transition -- The First Phase of Globalization Begins, 1870s-1914 -- Globalization Reborn, 1945 to the Present -- The Colonial System on the Brink -- Vulnerabilities of Empire -- The Appearance of the "Third World" -- Part I. Hopes And Fears Contend, 1945-1953 -- 1. The Cold War: Toward Soviet-American Confrontation -- Origins of the Rivalry -- From Cooperation to Conflict -- U.S. Policy in Transition -- Stalin's Pursuit of Territory and Security -- Stalin and the Postwar Settlement -- From Europe to the Periphery -- Drawing the Line in Europe -- The Nuclear Arms Race Accelerates -- Opening a Front in the Third World -- Limited War in Korea -- Superpower Societies in an Unquiet Time -- Soviet Society under Stress -- The U.S. Anti-Communist Consensus -- Conclusion -- 2. The International Economy: Out of the Ruins -- Anglo-American Remedies for an Ailing System -- Keynesian Economics and a Design for Prosperity -- The Bretton Woods Agreements -- The U.S. Rescue Operation -- Occupation and Recovery in Japan -- Recovery in Western Europe -- The American Economic Powerhouse -- Good Times Return -- Disney and the U.S. Economic Edge -- "Coca-colonization" and the Mass Consumption Model -- European Resistance to "Americanization" -- Conclusion -- 3. The Third World: First Tremors in Asia -- The Appeal of Revolution and the Strong State -- The Chinese Communist Triumph -- Vietnam's Revolutionary Struggle -- New States under Conservative Elites -- India's Status-quo Independence -- The Collaborative Impulse in the Philippines -- Conclusion -- Part Ii. The Cold War System Under Stress, 1953-1968 -- 4. The Cold War: A Tenuous Accommodation -- The Beginnings of Coexistence -- Khrushchev under Pressure -- Crosscurrents in American Policy -- Crisis Points -- To the Nuclear Brink in Cuba -- The Vietnam Quagmire -- The Quake of ?68 -- The American Epicenter -- The Ground Shifts Abroad -- Conclusion -- 5. Abundance and Discontent in the Developed World -- America at Apogee -- Triumphant at Home and Abroad -- Warning Signs of Economic Troubles -- Recovery in Western Europe and Japan -- The Old World's New Course -- Fiat and Europe's Corporate Aristocracy -- The Second Japanese Miracle -- Voices of Discontent -- The New Environmentalism -- The Feminist Upsurge -- Critics of Global Economic Inequalities -- Conclusion -- 6. Third World Hopes at High Tide -- Revolutionary Trajectories in East Asia -- The Maoist Experiment in China -- Vietnam's Fight for the South -- The Caribbean Basin: Between Reaction and Revolution -- Guatemala's "Ten Years of Spring" -- Cuba and the Revolution that Survived -- Decolonization at High Tide in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Ghana and Nkrumah's African Socialism -- Colonial Legacies in Ghana and Beyond -- Remaking North Africa and the Middle East -- Economic Nationalism in Iran -- A New Order for Egypt and the Region -- Colonial Crisis in Algeria -- Conclusion -- Part Iii. From Cold War To Globalization, 1968-1991 -- 7. The Cold War comes to a Close -- The Rise and Fall of De;tente -- The Nixon Policy Turnaround -- The Breshnev Era -- Western Europe and De;tente -- The U.S. Retreat from De;tente -- The Gorbachev Initiatives -- Glasnost, Perestroika, and a New Foreign Policy -- The Demise of the Soviet System -- Explaining the Cold War Outcome -- The Role of Leaders -- Impersonal Forces -- Conclusion -- 8. Global Markets: One System, Three Centers -- The United States and the North American Bloc -- The Erosion of U.S. Dominance -- The Free Market Faith -- The Rise of an East Asian Bloc -- Japan Stays on Course -- The "Little Dragons" in Japan's Shadow -- Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics -- Vietnam in China's Footsteps -- Revived Bloc Building in Europe -- Renewed Integration and the E.U. -- Social and Cultural Developments -- Post-?89 and the Opening to the East -- Conclusion -- 9. Divergent Paths in the Third World -- The Changing Face of Revolution -- Cambodia's Genocidal Revolution -- Religious Challenge in Iran -- Revolutionary Aftershock in the Middle East -- Opposition to Settler Colonialism -- South African Apartheid under Siege -- Conflict over Palestine -- Repression and Resistance in Guatemala -- Dreams of Development in Disarray -- Stalemated Economies -- The Population Explosion -- Women and Development -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Globalization Ascendant, The 1990s and Beyond -- The Perils and Possibilities of Globalization -- Environmental Stresses -- One World or Two? -- An Emerging International Regime -- Globalization as U.S. Hegemony? -- "The American Century" -- Playing the Global Policeman -- Resistance Abroad -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-482) and index
Subject History, Modern -- 1945-1989.
History, Modern -- 1989-
LC no. 2003101700
ISBN 0312245831