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Author Von Laue, Theodore H. (Theodore Hermann)

Title The world revolution of Westernization : the twentieth century in global perspective / Theodore H. Von Laue
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1987


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Description xx, 396 pages ; 25 cm
Contents How the concept originated -- The political revolution -- The cultural revolution -- The revolution at work in Europe -- World War I -- The Communist counterrevolution -- The Fascist counterrevolution -- The effects of war outside Europe -- The Great Depression -- Stalinism -- Japanese expansion -- China - toward the "Yanan Way" -- Hitler's Germany -- World War II -- The United States to 1945 : a most privileged nation -- The United States after 1945 : Exceptionally eroded -- Building a state in backward Eurasia -- The strains of catching up -- The Bandung generation -- Chairman Mao -- The burden of development -- The United Nations as an agency of westernization -- The human condition at the end of the 20th century -- Explosive confrontations -- The liberating discipline of globalism -- Appendix : A note on method and on the assumptions made in this book regarding culture and inter-culture comparison
Summary Von Laue contends that the world's frantic attempt to catch up with the West militarily, economically, and politically was the cause of many countries falling prey to totalitarian regimes and military strife
Analysis Developing countries
Overseas item
United States
Western civilisation
World War 1
World War 2
World events, 1900-
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 380-388
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century.
LC no. 86033246
ISBN 0195049063