Access to History: British Foreign Affairs: Saving Europe at a Cost? 1919-1960 (Access to History)
By: Alan Farmer (author)Paperback
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1919-1960 This title charts the course of British foreign policy from the end of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles, to the social and economic effects of the Second World War. There is a particular focus and analysis of the issue of appeasement throughout the period, especially in the run-up to the Second World War.
Alan Farmer is a widely published academic on modern American, European and British history. He taught history to students of all ages for all his working life. He was Head of History at the University of Cumbria until retiring in 2006.
Chapter 1 The Making of British Foreign Policy Britain's position in 1919 Problems facing British Statesmen Who made British foreign policy? British interests in foreign policy Chapter 2 The Illusion of Peace 1919-31 The problems of peace-making The aims of the peacemakers The main terms of the Treaty of Versailles Key debate: How justified are the criticisms of Versailles? The settlement of Eastern Europe and Turkey Anglo-Soviet relations The problem of Italy The German question in the 1920s The League of Nations Disarmament Key debate: Was British foreign policy-making in the 1920s a success or failure? Study guide Chapter 3 The Gathering Storm 1931-8 Depression and disarmament The problem of Japan 1931-3 The problem of Germany 1933-5 The problem of Italy 1935-6 The Rhineland, Spain and rearmament Chamberlain's aims in foreign policy Chamberlain's concerns: 1937-1938 The Anschluss The problem of Czechoslovakia The Munich Conference Key debate: Was the Munich conference a 'total and unmitigated disaster'? Study guide Chapter 4 The Coming of War, 1939 The uneasy peace January-March 1939 The end of Czechoslovakia The Polish guarantee The drift to war Anglo-Soviet relations The outbreak of war Key debate: To what extent was Chamberlain a 'guilty man'? Interpreting British Foreign Policy 1919-39 Study guide Chapter 5 The Second World War 1939-45 From Chamberlain to Churchill 1939-40 Britain alone 1940-1 The Grand Alliance 1941-2 The turn of the tide 1942-3 Victory 1944-5 Key debate: How great a war leader was Winston Churchill? Study guide Chapter 6 Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front The Phoney War The Churchill coalition The economic impact of the war The social impact of the war Morale, propaganda and civil liberties Britain post-1945 Key debate: Was the social and economic impact of the war on Britain positive or negative in the years 1945-60? Study guide Glossary
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