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A better half to Europe 1900-1945 ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ, ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Blackwell Publishing LtdСерия: Blackwell partners to eu historyАвтор(ы): Gordon MartelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 587ISBN: 978-1-4051-0664-1Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,35 mb RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Clearly, then, broadly analogous moves towards greater state intervention in the social welfare of citizens can be traced across Europe. It is somewhat harder, however, to assess the causes of this process. It might be argued, of course, that the rise of state welfare was an inevitable and desirable consequence of urbanization and 10 paul lawrence industrialization. Only the state had the resources to attempt to manage the rapid change and economic vagaries of industrial society. However, this assessment does not fully explain why rural, non-industrial nations witnessed similar trends in the period.

18. 3 Patrick Geddes, Cities in Evolution: An Introduction to the Town Planning Movement and to the Study of Civics (London: Ernest Benn, 1915), p. 220. , Metropolis 1890–1940 (London: Mansell, 1984), p. 266. 5 Cited in Joachim Schlör, Nights in the Big City (London: Reaktion, 1998), p. 66.

And in this decision they were generally supported by their own people who were, in spite of the horrific memories of 1914–18, prepared to go to war once again. But this war was different, both in the manner of its fighting and in the nature of the issues involved. New strategies, tactics, and weapons were employed to escape another war of attrition like that of 1914–18. Blitzkrieg, the rapid deployment of troops using armored personnel carriers supported by tanks and fighter planes and dive bombers, was the kind of war designed by those strategists horrified by trench warfare and fixed fronts.

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