By Gordon Martel
Precious compilation of essays masking the foremost occasions of the twentieth century. status out from this total extraordinary physique of labor are the contributions at the undertones and factors of WW I (Martel's specialty) and 3 chapters on often-overlooked advancements resulting in WW II.
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Martin’s, 1995). A solid, useful summary of two conferences that laid out much of the postwar economic structure and set up the United Nations Organization. Theodore Wilson, The First Summit (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, rev. edn, 1991). A broadly conceived study of the Atlantic Conference between Churchill and Roosevelt, the meeting that set the parameters for the Anglo-American wartime alliance. CHAPTER T WENTY-THREE A Bipolar World SAKI RUTH DOCKRILL A bipolar world is used as a shorthand description of the world during the Cold War.
For additional references to the “policemen” idea, see Warren F. Kimball, “The Sheriffs: FDR’s Postwar World,” in press from the “In the Shadow of FDR” conference, Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY (September 22–5, 2005). 21 FRUS, 1943, vol. 3, p. 39. 22 The so-called Polish Question is far too complex and lengthy to cover in this essay. Sufﬁce to say that nationalism, religion, and politics all combined to make an inﬂammatory mix. The realities of war, Polish intransigence, and the need to maintain the Grand Alliance and extend it to Japan prevented the Anglo-Americans from giving the Poles anything more than private and empty reassurances.
He went on to state the American preference for boundary questions to be settled at a postwar peace conference, then dropped the other shoe. 28 On the surface it said all the right things. But Roosevelt, Churchill (who agreed with the message), and Stalin – as well as the Polish leaders in London – all knew full well what it meant. , Poles and Germans) westward to ﬁt into the new Polish boundaries – and Roosevelt knew that Stalin was about to recognize just such a “friendly” government, the socalled Lublin Poles.
A Companion to International History 1900–2001 by Gordon Martel