A-Z of Modern Europe, 1789-1999 by Martin Polley

By Martin Polley

An A-Z of recent Europe 1789-1999 is a entire dictionary which defines sleek Europe via its very important occasions and folks. It comprises entries on:
* key humans from Napoleon Bonaparte to Hitler
* key political and armed forces events
* influential political, social, cultural and financial theories.
An A-Z of recent Europe 1789-1999 bargains available and concise definitions of approximately one thousand separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and therefore offers linked hyperlinks and connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info. The booklet includes 5 valuable maps to lead the reader alongside.

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Casablanca Conference (January 1943) Inter-allied planning conference of the SECOND WORLD WAR. With allied successes in North Africa, and pressure from the USSR for the western allies to open a second front in Europe to relieve the German pressure, British and American representatives, led by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt, met at Casablanca to discuss the next steps of their strategy. The FREE FRENCH, who controlled Morocco, were also represented, a move which stressed the western allies’ acceptance of DE GAULLE’S group as the French government-in-waiting.

Domestically, Ceauçescu’s government was authoritarian, with internal espionage, repression of minorities, and an excessive personality cult. He also practised nepotism: for example, Elena Ceauçescu, his wife, held the office of Deputy Prime Minister. Internationally, Ceauçescu promoted the cause of sovereignty for communist states, a line that led to his criticism of BREZHNEV and to the noncommunist states seeing him as an independent: however, he kept Romania within the WARSAW PACT and COMECON.

The treaty also included clauses on social and economic cooperation, and it established a permanent organisation with specialised committees. Politically, the treaty Bucharest, treaty of helped to convince the USA to remain involved in European military issues after the SECOND WORLD WAR, as it showed that the leading western democracies were initiating greater cooperation in this sphere. It thus served as something of a model for NATO. In 1954, the treaty of Brussels was revised in order to turn the organisation into the WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION, involving the Federal Republic of Germany and Italy, a sign that the organisation had become predominantly anti-communist in focus.

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