Download PDF by Gordon Martel: A Companion to International History 1900–2001

By Gordon Martel

ISBN-10: 1405125748

ISBN-13: 9781405125741

Necessary compilation of essays protecting the foremost occasions of the 20 th century. status out from this total extraordinary physique of labor are the contributions at the undertones and motives of WW I (Martel's uniqueness) and 3 chapters on often-overlooked advancements resulting in WW II.

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The Kremlin assumed that its ideology put it on the right side of history, whereas the capitalist countries were bound to quarrel with each other and eventually collapse. Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, and Gorbachev all believed in Marxism-Leninism. During the Stalin years (1928–53), attention to geopolitics and security became equally important in his calculations, but ideology occasionally reared its ugly head as a morale booster. It invariably emboldened Stalin’s approach to the West, and in other times it helped the Soviet leader to underestimate the West’s determination to respond to the perceived Soviet threat.

113. 297 20 For the Molotov–Roosevelt conversations of May– June 1942 and Stalin’s strong endorsement of FDR’s thinking, see Rzheshevsky, War and Diplomacy, docs. 68, 77, 82, 83; and FRUS, 1942, vol. 3, pp. 573–4. Citations to the other quotes can be found in Kimball, Forged in War, p. 11. For additional references to the “policemen” idea, see Warren F. Kimball, “The Sheriffs: FDR’s Postwar World,” in press from the “In the Shadow of FDR” conference, Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY (September 22–5, 2005).

696. R. , ed. Elliott Roosevelt (New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1950), vol. 2, pp. 1195–6. 7 Churchill genially lifted the phrase from a speech by his foreign secretary and inserted it in a speech to the House of Commons on July 12, 1954; Geoffrey Best, Churchill and War (London and New York: Hambledon, 2005), p. 240. 8 Oleg A. , War and Diplomacy: The Making of the Grand Alliance (Amsterdam: Hardwood Academic, 1996), doc. 70 (record of talks between Molotov and Roosevelt, May 29, 1942), pp.

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