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Author Vadney, Thomas E., 1939-

Title The world since 1945 / T.E. Vadney
Edition Second edition
Published London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1992


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Description 591 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Series Penguin history
Penguin history.
Contents Part 1. The origins of the post-1945 world --- Part 2. The United States as a global power --- Part 3. The Third World - colonialism, neo-colonialism, and revolution --- Part 4. Asia in crisis --- Part 5. The alliances --- Part 6. Decolonization in Africa --- Part 7. A neo-colonial world - Latin America --- Part 8. The wars in Indo-China --- Part 9. Asia's great powers --- Part 10. The developed centres --- Part II. The superpowers and the Third World: the Middle East and Latin America --- Part 12. The late twentieth century
Summary The world since 1945 has witnessed fundamental changes, notably the increasing influence of the West - particularly the USA - in a variety of spheres, the emergence and collapse of the USSR, the end of colonial empire in Asia and Africa and the escalation of wars and other conflicts in the Third World. In this incisive survey T. E. Vadney examines the key events without ever neglecting the underlying trends. He explores therapid changes in the Middle East, the end of apartheid in South Africa and the aims of American foreign policy. He concludes with a new epilogue in which he examines the direction of post-1945 history as the world enters the twenty-first century
Analysis World History
World History
Notes "The complete history of global change from 1945 to the present day in one volume" -- Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes index
Subject History, Modern -- 1945-1989.
LC no. zbn93068326
ISBN 0140152210 (paperback)