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Historical Dictionary Of The Cold War

Author : Joseph Smith
ISBN : 9781442281868
Genre : Political Science
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“Cold war” was a term coined in 1945 by left-leaning British writer George Orwell to predict how powers made unconquerable by having nuclear weapons would conduct future relations. It was popularized in 1947 by American journalist Walter Lippmann amid mounting tensions between the erstwhile World War II Allies - the capitalist democracies - the United States of America and Britain - versus the Soviet Union, a communist dictatorship. As the grand alliance of the “Big Three” they had defeated Nazi Germany, its satellites and Japan in World War II but became rivals who split the world into an American-led Western “bloc” and Soviet-led Eastern “bloc.” Both were secured from direct attack by arraying ever-greater nuclear and conventional forces against the other while seeking global supremacy by other means. The 45-year Cold War lasted until the Soviet Union collapsed between 1989 and 1991. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Cold War contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, crucial countries and peripheral conflicts, the increasingly lethal weapons systems, and the various political and military strategies. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this crucial period in history.

Historical Dictionary Of The Korean War

Author : Paul M. Edwards
ISBN : 081087461X
Genre : History
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Korean War offers a clear and concise, but inclusive, account of the major events, operations, and individuals involved in the Korean War. It covers the war in terms of people, places, events, and analysis, as well as carefully collected statistical and factual information about units, commanders, and casualties, for both the United Nations and its Communist adversaries.

Historical Dictionary Of The Chinese Civil War

Author : Christopher R. Lew
ISBN : 9780810878747
Genre : History
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This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Civil War studies the longer, broader war and its chronology carefully tracks the major events. The introduction then provides a broad overview, describing the contending forces, and showing how the Communists come out on top. The details, and these are crucial, are laid out in over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries dealing with the opposing forces and parties, the major campaigns and battles, the Long March, and of course the leadership on both sides. This book, one of few such in English, provides a very solid basis for study, but that can be accomplished more effectively by consulting the titles listed in an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary Of Civil Wars In Africa

Author : Guy Arnold
ISBN : 0810857669
Genre : History
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"This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Civil Wars in Africa reviews the wars that have occurred in Africa in the past half century: Algeria's struggle for independence from French colonial rule, Nigeria's fight to achieve a balanced state after the British departure, the Rwandan genocide of 1994, and the current ethnic cleansing in Darfur, to name only a few. It contains a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on wars, conflicts, major political and military figures, and topics such as child soldiers, mercenaries, and blood diamonds."--BOOK JACKET.

Historical Dictionary Of Arms Control And Disarmament

Author : Jeffrey Arthur Larsen
ISBN : 0810850605
Genre : History
File Size : 40. 72 MB
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Historical Dictionary of Arms Control and Disarmament provides an overview of key themes and issues in international security and arms control, focusing on traditional and nontraditional efforts in the twentieth century to manage the spread and use of armaments and to prevent war. This book summarizes the rich and proud traditions of arms control and disarmament, their crucial role in ensuring a noncatastrophic course of history (especially during the Cold War), and their continuing relevance in the post-Cold War world. It also defines a broad perspective of key terms and captures the scope and range of application yesterday, today, and tomorrow. This dictionary chronicles personalities, events, and agreements and is a ready reference from which to launch a more extensive investigation. It includes a large dictionary of more than 1,000 key terms, a comprehensive bibliography, an extensive chronology, and a timeline. Historical Dictionary of Arms Control and Disarmament also provides information that is comprehensible to all readers. Jeffrey A. Larsen and James M. Smith present a context for the broader range of international relations at a given point in time, extending the utility of the dictionary beyond just a narrow examination of arms control.

Historical Dictionary Of The War Of 1812

Author : Robert Malcomson
ISBN : 0810865165
Genre : History
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The War of 1812 was an extremely complicated war motivated by British seizures of American vessels and goods, American desire to expand into Canada, and impressment of American sailors into the British Navy. However, these are merely the immediate causes. To fully understand the War of 1812, one must delve deeper into history. This book does just that, as it covers the period leading up to the war (1803-1812) and the events of the war itself (1812-1815) through the use of a dictionary consisting of more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries covering descriptions of engagements, ships, weaponry, the compositions of regiments, significant political and military figures, and a full list of key places, issues and terms. Also included are 21 photographs, 6 maps, a chronology of events, an introductory essay, and a comprehensive bibliography, subdivided by topic and fully annotated.

Historical Dictionary Of Anglo American Relations

Author : Sylvia Ellis
ISBN : 0810862972
Genre : History
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Anglo-American relations have been a crucial factor in international relations for over two centuries. For most of that time dealings between Britain and the United States have remained co-operative, cordial, and supportive. In the beginning, however, relations were confrontational and discordant: the two nations waged war against each other twice_in the War of Independence and in the War of 1812_and have often disagreed over trade, finance, and foreign policy. This volume demonstrates the changing nature of Anglo-American relations and focuses, in particular, on the strengths and fragilities of the 'special relationship' that developed in the aftermath of the WWII and continues to the present day. The Historical Dictionary of Anglo-American Relations surveys Anglo-American relations from 1607 to the present and covers key events, individuals, and issues that have played a part in its history. Through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced entries_with an emphasis on the political and economic relationship between Britain and the United States but also featuring the cultural links between the two_this comprehensive and easily accessible reference tool will delight those interested in the history of these two countries.

Historical Dictionary Of Afghan Wars Revolutions And Insurgencies

Author : Ludwig W. Adamec
ISBN : 0810849488
Genre : History
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Afghan Wars, Revolutions, and Insurgencies traces the information available on the chain of wars stretching over two and a half centuries. It includes the American involvement in Afghanistan since October 2001, as well as individual campaigns, and explores tactics and logistics of skirmishes, weapons used, and leaders involved in the battles. Extensive analysis of regional and ideological divisions within the country and the external forces that have introduced conflict to this area - in addition to a chronology, numerous maps and illustrations, several appendixes, and an extensive bibliography - makes this updated edition an indispensable reference.

The Korean War

Author : Paul Edwards
ISBN : 9780810866089
Genre : History
File Size : 39. 23 MB
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This historical dictionary of the Korean War is designed to provide brief but helpful information about all aspects of the war, including units involved, the United Nations, political and military actions, significant sites and operations, and weapons use

Historical Dictionary Of United States Russian Soviet Relations

Author : Norman E. Saul
ISBN : 9780810862579
Genre : History
File Size : 23. 96 MB
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The Historical Dictionary of United States-Russian/Soviet Relations identifies the key issues, individuals, and events in the history of U.S.-Russian/Soviet relations and places them in the context of the complex and dynamic regional strategic, political, and economic processes that have fashioned the American relationship with Russia. This is done through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations.

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