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The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941

2nd Edition

By Ruth Henig


136 pages

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Updated and expanded throughout to take into consideration the most up-to-date historical research, this new edition of The Origins of the Second World War analyzes the reasons for the outbreak of the Second World War.

Experienced historian Ruth Henig considers:

* the long-term factors that led to war

* the effect of British appeasement policies

* the significance of American isolation

* the ambitions of Italy, Japan and Russia.

The Origins of the Second World War brings one of the most controversial historical topics to life for a whole generation of students and scholars seeking to understand the reasoning and events behind this major event in world history.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: Long Term Causes Section 2: The Years 1933-41 1. Nazi Ideology 2. The Consolidation of the Nazi Regime 3. Early Diplomacy and the Challenge of Nazi Rearmament, 1933-5 4. The Challenge of Japanese and Italian Territorial Expansion 5. The Remilitarization of the Rhineland and the Spanish Civil War 6. 1938: The Anchluss with Austria and the Czechoslovak Crisis 7. From European War to World War, 1939-41 Section 3: The Historical Debate Section 4: Guide to Further Reading Index

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets

Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
Each pamphlet:
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Military / World War II