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By Jan Palmowski
Authoritative and updated, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century global History offers in-depth assurance of the most important ancient figures and occasions of this century. Over 2,500 entries span political, diplomatic, and armed forces historical past in addition to delivering either truth and research of those parts. writer Jan Palmowski combines complete foreign assurance with distinctive entries for each kingdom within the world.
the various distinct beneficial properties of this quantity are the biographies of such international leaders as Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher, Yeltsin, Mandela, Rabin, and Netanyahu and the insurance of political occasions and routine from the increase and death of communism to the cave in of the Berlin Wall, and from the top of apartheid to the Whitewater scandal. Key battles are highlighted from Yprès to the Gulf warfare crusade to the Bosnian Civil struggle and occasions reminiscent of the Chernobyl catastrophe. accomplished consciousness is paid to significant treaties and political agreements from Versailles to Maastricht, and from the Anglo-Irish contract to the Dayton Accords. important tables together with lists of office-holders for international locations and enterprises and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize also are provided.
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century international History is a useful reference paintings for pupil, lecturers, and an individual with an curiosity within the significant figures and occasions of our glossy global.
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Since 1916, 25 April has been commemorated as ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, as the Gallipoli campaign, in which Australians and New Zealanders had no national interest, epitomized the general senselessness and brutality of war. Back - New Search ANZAC Day, see ANZAC Back - New Search ANZUS A defensive military alliance concluded in 1951 by Australia, New Zealand, and the US. The alliance was effectively ended in 1984, when New Zealand refused nuclear vessels from the USA and elsewhere entry to its ports.
These were aggravated by Indian administrative reorganizations aimed at destroying Assam as a single entity and by the influx of around two million Muslims from neighbouring East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in the Pakistan Civil War (1970). First woman MP in Britain Born Danville, Virginia, USA, she came to the UK on marrying Waldorf Astor , who was elected as an MP for Plymouth in 1910. She is popularly remembered for her wit (‘I married beneath me, all women do’), which led to frequent verbal battles with Churchill .
In the fifteen years of his rule, he carried out a remarkable programme of ‘Westernization’. In 1934, he was given the title ‘Atatürk’ by the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Under Admiral Dönitz, the Germans developed the technique of sending out packs of U-boats, which defied British underwater detection devices by attacking on the surface by night. From destroying a maximum tonnage of 8,245,000 with the loss of eighty-five submarines in 1942, in 1943 the Germans destroyed 3,611,000 at a cost of 287 submarines, until in 1944 the Germans managed to sink a mere 458,000 at a cost of 153 U-boats.