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By Jan Palmowski

Authoritative and up to date, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century international History presents in-depth insurance of the key historic figures and occasions of this century. Over 2,500 entries span political, diplomatic, and armed forces background in addition to delivering either truth and research of those parts. writer Jan Palmowski combines complete foreign assurance with certain entries for each state within the world.
many of the precise positive aspects of this quantity are the biographies of such global leaders as Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher, Yeltsin, Mandela, Rabin, and Netanyahu and the insurance of political occasions and events from the increase and death of communism to the cave in of the Berlin Wall, and from the tip of apartheid to the Whitewater scandal. Key battles are highlighted from Yprès to the Gulf conflict crusade to the Bosnian Civil struggle and occasions akin to the Chernobyl catastrophe. accomplished awareness is paid to significant treaties and political agreements from Versailles to Maastricht, and from the Anglo-Irish contract to the Dayton Accords. helpful tables together with lists of office-holders for nations and firms and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize also are provided.
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century global History is a useful reference paintings for scholar, academics, and somebody with an curiosity within the significant figures and occasions of our sleek international.

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From the late 1960s onwards, the country was plagued by increasing political violence with the emergence of a revolutionary left-wing movement. In a state of near civil war, the Peronist candidate Héctor Cámpora was elected President in May 1973 as a stand-in for Perón, who was re-elected President in September 1973. Yet another military coup followed in 1976. To combat the escalating political violence and to cope with the strong forces of left-wing opposition (particularly the trade unions), the military committed countless acts of terrorism against its opponents and in violation of human rights: at least 10,000 people disappeared between 1976 and 1983.

It is still unclear to what extent Austria was a ‘victim’ in this episode, for despite the fears of many liberal, left-wing, and Jewish Austrians, the Anschluss was received with approval and even enthusiasm by most Austrians. The ill-fated British expedition led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott (b. Scott and his fellow expeditioners died of cold and exhaustion as they tried to make their way back to their base. In 1991, a further treaty, signed by forty countries, banned the exploitation of the continent's mineral resources for another fifty years.

Since 1945, such anti-Semitism remained the preserve of violent neo-fascist groups. He was tried and shot as a war criminal. 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.

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