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‘A Policy of World Peace and World Economic Development’, 1930–1932

Gerard Keown.

in First of the Small Nations

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 13973 words.

As the 1930s began and the Great Depression took hold, the Irish had committed to running for election to the League Council. Success in the elections meant they took their seat as the...

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“A Political Maze Based on the Shifting Sands”

Benjamin Tromly.

in Cold War Exiles and the CIA

September 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11349 words.

Chapter 2 examines Russian exile politics of the late 1940s, when anti-communist organizations emerged in the displaced-person camps of West Germany. The early efforts of White exiles to...

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Adrift

James Retallack.

in Red Saxony

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 27468 words.

This chapter examines Imperial Germany’s final half-decade of peace (1909–14). It charts Saxon traditions of anti-socialism, anti-liberalism, and antisemitism, including their contingent...

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Africa or the East?

Willeke Sandler.

in Empire in the Heimat

November 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 10862 words.

During the Second World War, the Nazi pursuit of race war and empire in Eastern Europe put colonialists under greater pressure to justify their African focus. While Africa remained a future...

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An African Volk

Jamie Miller.

November 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 464 pages.

Opposition to apartheid was one of the great moments in postwar history. Its success remains a symbol of a progressive global community. An African Volk looks at this phenomenon from the...

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Afterlives

Mark Edele.

in Stalin's Defectors

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 7405 words.

This chapter follows the history of defection from early debates among émigrés and western scholars in the developing Cold War to contemporary historiography. It also traces the changing...

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Against Liberalism and the Jews

James Retallack.

in Red Saxony

April 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 19905 words.

Like the previous chapter, this one examines 1878–90 but with a different thematic focus. Attending to national and regional developments, it reveals how regional struggles for power were...

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The Agents and Structures of Peacemaking

Leonard V. Smith.

in Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 23425 words.

This chapter provides a chronological overview of peacemaking after the Great War according to a constructivist interpretation of the “agent-structure problem.” Agents are simply the...

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Agriculture, Industry, and Communications

Anna Ross.

in Beyond the Barricades

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Political History. 13174 words.

This chapter looks at the efforts of the Brandenburg–Manteuffel and Manteuffel Ministries of State to reform agriculture, industry, and communications in the post-revolutionary decade....

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“All Will Be Forgiven”

Benjamin Tromly.

in Cold War Exiles and the CIA

September 2019; p ublished online November 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10991 words.

Chapter 10 addresses “redefection,” or the movement of Russian exiles back across the Iron Curtain from West to East. In mid-decade, in part as a reaction to Amcomlib’s emergence as a...

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