Britain, Soviet Russia and the Collapse of the Versailles Order, 1919-1939
By (author) Professor Keith Neilson
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Britain, Soviet Russia and the Collapse of the Versailles Order, 1919-1939 by Professor Keith Neilson
Book DescriptionA major re-interpretation of international relations in the period from 1919 to 1939. Avoiding such simplistic explanations as appeasement and British decline, Keith Neilson demonstrates that the underlying cause of the Second World War was the intellectual failure to find an effective means of maintaining the new world order created in 1919. With secret diplomacy, alliances and the balance of power seen as having caused the First World War, the makers of British policy after 1919 were forced to rely on such instruments of liberal internationalism as arms control, the League of Nations and global public opinion to preserve peace. Using Britain's relations with Soviet Russia as a focus for a re-examination of Britain's dealings with Germany and Japan, this book shows that these tools were inadequate to deal with the physical and ideological threats posed by Bolshevism, fascism, Nazism and Japanese militarism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521857130
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A major re-interpretation of international relations from Versailles to the outbreak of war in 1939.
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Author Biography - Professor Keith Neilson
Keith Neilson is Professor of History at the Royal Military College of Canada, Ontario. His previous publications include Britain and the Last Tsar. The Russian Factor in British Policy, 1894-1917 (1995) and, with Zara Steiner, Britain and the Origins of the First World War (2003).
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