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The origins of major war

by Dale C. Copeland

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes.,
  • Balance of power.,
  • International relations.,
  • Military history, Modern.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-311) and index.

    StatementDale C. Copeland.
    SeriesCornell studies in security affairs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD511 .C626 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 322 p. ;
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6779428M
    ISBN 100801437504
    LC Control Number00024040

    The First World War was a tragedy of miscalculation. Throughout the latter third of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth, the precarious balance of European peace had been maintained. In the face of threats from all sides, from Bismarck's incredible alliance system to the Bosnian crisis of , a major conflict had been avoided/5.   An anti-war book right up there with Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front. Parade's End - Ford Madox Ford Parade’s End is the name given to Ford Madox Ford’s four novels about the cataclysmic events of World War I – both on the individuals characterised in the books.

    The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, – Russia, the Soviet Union, and the United States: An Interpretive History Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy During the Cold War The Long Peace: Inquiries into the History of the Cold War. World War II, one the darkest periods in the history of the world, raged from to and involved almost the entire world. Countries were destroyed, created or changed forever. Fifty million people lost their lives between and and hundreds of millions more suffered injuries and wounds.

    The book ‘The origin of Major War’ commences by presenting the contemporary theories on why wars occurs. These theories include; hegemonic stability, classical realism and neorealism. He goes further to discuss their failures and weaknesses as predictive major war methods.   Throughout history, nothing has killed more human beings than infectious disease. Covid shows how vulnerable we remain – and how we can avoid similar pandemics in the future.


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