Europe Since 1945

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 328 pages
Europe Since 1945 is an exciting new survey of the history of Europe since the end of World War Two. In the second half of the twentieth century Europe has known a period of peace and stability unprecedented in its history and virtually unparalleled in the rest of the world. Europe explains the reasons for this state of affairs.
Thought- provoking and wide ranging, this book discusses political, economic, social and cultural change in modern Europe. Covering both Western and Eastern Europe comprehensively and featuring extensive analysis of the 1990s, this book includes examination of:
* the Cold War
* War at the edges - Northern Ireland and Yugoslavia
* the European Union
* the issues of Nationalism
* the end of the dictatorships
* economic prosperity, the EEC and the Euro
* the break-up of the European Empires and the consequences.
 

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Contents

the Berlin crises
23
Détente and
52
Northern Ireland and Yugoslavia
66
Marxist analysis and historical practice
89
The fruits of victory
101
The end of Eastern European socialism
117
Socialism in Western Europe
132
THE MOVEMENT TOWARDS
159
The European empires before 1945
225
France Indochina and Algeria
237
Portugal the Netherlands and Belgium
256
The record of Great Britain
267
The aftermath of empire
286
Notes
299
Guide to further reading
314
Copyright

The enlargement of the EEC and the creation of the Euro
203

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About the author (2000)

Philip Thody was Emeritus Professor at Leeds University and the author of An historical introduction to the European Union (Routledge, 1997), The Conservative Imagination (Pinter, 1993) and The Fifth French Republic (Routledge,1998)

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