By Alan Farmer
The fourth variation of this bestselling identify charts the process British overseas coverage from the tip of the 1st global struggle and the Treaty of Versailles, to the social and financial results of the second one global conflict. there's a specific concentration and research of the difficulty of appeasement during the interval, particularly within the run-up to the second one global warfare. Public opinion and the position of key contributors is explored all through and the narrative concludes with an interpretation of the factors of and purposes for British international rules around the period.
Throughout the booklet, key dates, phrases and matters are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and realizing of the interval, and exam-style questions and information written by means of examiners give you the chance to advance examination skills.
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No one believed in rearming in order to support the League. The World Disarmament Conference MacDonald pinned great hopes on the World Disarmament Conference which met at Geneva in 1932. Arthur Henderson, an ex-British Foreign Secretary, was the conference president. The main problem was Germany’s claim for parity of treatment. Britain was prepared to accept this claim, but France, still fearing Germany, was not prepared to reduce its forces without watertight guarantees of security. It proved impossible to ﬁnd a compromise between Germany’s demand for equality and France’s demand for security.
Like many others, he did not see Nazi Germany as a particular threat to Britain (page 56). announced they had signed the Treaty of Rapallo. This brought economic and military beneﬁts to both countries: • Germany was able to produce and test new weapons in the USSR – weapons which it was banned from producing in Germany. • The USSR received useful German technical expertise. However, despite this pact of ‘mutual friendship’, both the USSR and Germany (to Britain’s relief) continued to regard each other with suspicion.
Key date By the 1920s Japan was a major economic, military and imperial power, securing Formosa (present-day Taiwan) from China in 1895, Korea from Russia in 1905, and all Germany’s colonies in China and the Paciﬁc north of the Equator by 1919. Japan also had substantial interests in Manchuria, a large province which it leased from China. Japan was nominally a constitutional monarchy, under the Emperor Hirohito, and during the 1920s had been governed by a succession of liberal coalitions, most of which supported international co-operation.
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