2nd Edition

The Origins of the Second World War 1933-1941

ISBN 9780415332620
Published April 18, 2005 by Routledge
136 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

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

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