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1914–1939

Thomas Davies.

in NGOs

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 17797 words.

In contrast to conventional studies that interpret the interwar period in state-centric terms, this chapter reveals the wide variety of transnational relations that developed at that time....

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“A New Era in Our History”: The Longest Speakership Contest in American History and the First Republican National Victory, 1855–1856

Corey M. Brooks.

in Liberty Power

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 2062 words.

This section chronicles the long and contentious contest for speaker of the 34th House. The discussion here demonstrates the vital role that this 1855-56 election for Speaker of the House...

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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 Shady Matter” (1958–1959)

William J. Rust.

in Eisenhower and Cambodia

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 7979 words.

This chapter discusses the anti-Sihanouk plots by Dap Chhuon, Sam Sary, and Son Ngoc Thanh as well as the supporting roles played by Thailand, South Vietnam, and the United States in those...

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“A Shrewd Move” (1953–1954)

William J. Rust.

in Eisenhower and Cambodia

May 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 7916 words.

The many years of suspicion and in some cases certainty that the king of Cambodia was a French puppet ended in 1953, when Sihanouk embarked on a “crusade” for complete Cambodian...

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“A Temporary ‘Third Party’”: Antislavery Whig Dissidents in the 1841 Speakership Contest

Corey M. Brooks.

in Liberty Power

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History. 1000 words.

This section shows how antislavery Whigs including John Quincy Adams, Seth Gates, Joshua Giddings, and William Slade bucked their party leadership and refused to support another slaveholder...

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Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 403 words.

(b. Alor Setar, 8 Feb. 1903; d. Kuala Lumpur, 6 Dec. 1990)

Malaysian; Prime Minister of

Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 403 words.

A son of the Sultan of Kedah, the Tunku was educated at schools in Bangkok, Alor Setar, at the Penang

The Accession of James Stuart and the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1603–1610

Michael Questier.

in Dynastic Politics and the British Reformations, 1558-1630

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 41341 words.

The accession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England and Great Britain triggered a series of negotiations as to what the new British polity would be like and how far the Elizabethan...

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Acheson, Dean Gooderham (11 Apr. 1893)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 539 words.

(b. Middleton, Connecticut, 11 Apr. 1893; d. Sandy Spring, Maryland, 12 Oct. 1971)

US; Secretary of

Acheson, Dean Gooderham (11 Apr. 1893)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 539 words.

US; Secretary of State 1949–53 Acheson received a privileged education at Groton and Yale and, in 1918, graduated

Action Groups

Patrick Lantschner.

in The Logic of Political Conflict in Medieval Cities

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History. 12727 words.

Late medieval European cities were teeming with groups which engaged in collective political action. This chapter distinguishes between different types of such action groups, and discusses...

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Adamec, Ladislav (10 Sept. 1926)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 255 words.

(b. Frenstat pod Radhostem, Czechoslovakia, 10 Sept. 1926; d. Prague, 14 Apr. 2007)

Czech; Czechoslovak Prime

Adamec, Ladislav (10 Sept. 1926)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 255 words.

Adamec made a career within the party apparatus of the Czech Republic, where he gained the reputation of a technocrat,

Adams, Grantley Hubert (12 Apr. 1898)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 193 words.

(b. St Michael, Barbados, 12 Apr. 1898; d. St Michael, Barbados, 28 Nov. 1971)

Barbadian; Premier

Adams, Grantley Hubert (12 Apr. 1898)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 193 words.

An important figure in the regional movement towards integration, Adams was knighted in 1957. The following year the West

Adenauer, Konrad (5 Jan. 1876)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 1101 words.

(b. Cologne, 5 Jan. 1876; d. Rhöndorf, near Bonn, 19 Apr. 1967)

German; Chancellor of Federal

Adenauer, Konrad (5 Jan. 1876)

Edited by Dennis Kavanagh and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Political Biography

P ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History. 1101 words.

Together with Kohl, Adenauer must rank as the most successful German politician since 1945. He led the West

Administrative Change in the Mid- to Late Tenth Century

George Molyneaux.

in The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political History. 46664 words.

This chapter argues that the Cerdicings implemented a series of administrative reforms in the mid- to late tenth century. That Edgar had both the desire and the ability to replace diversity...

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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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