War Peace and International Security
This book examines and explains the dialectic of war and peace between the outbreak of WWI and the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. The theoretical inspiration is built upon Galtung’s concept of negative and positive peace, Aron ́s distinction between strategy and diplomacy, and Carr ́s theory of periodization. Here, the author compares globalization with the interwar period and examines how the first decade ́s positive peace, diplomacy, and big hopes were replaced by negative peace, and explains the growing role of military strategy which culminated after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the following military incidents between NATO and Russia. This volume will be of interest to teachers, students, and researchers in the fields of modern history, international security and peace studies.
Od Sarajeva po Hiro imu V lka a m r v prvn polovin 20 stolet
Monografie Od Sarajeva po Hirošimu. Válka a mír v první polovině 20. století sleduje na základě teorie Raymonda Arona a Johana Galtunga události první poloviny minulého století, především válečné konflikty a politická vyjednávání s nimi spojená. Autor se věnuje rozboru hlavních příčin válek a analýze vývoje mezinárodních vztahů s důrazem na problematiku míru a války. Analýza tohoto období zahrnuje přehled jednotlivých teoretických škol zabývajících se mezinárodní politikou a komplexní pojednání o proměňujícím se politickém ovzduší počátku 20. století a jeho dopadech na strategické uvažování čelních představitelů světové politiky. Klíčovou roli v této analýze sehrálo Galtungovo pojetí negativního a pozitivního míru – autor vymezuje válku a mír jako dvě základní podoby mezinárodního uspořádání.
Guide to the French defenses encountered by the German blitzkrieg in 1940 Includes finely detailed plans, diagrams, and schematics of forts, blockhouses, turrets, artillery pieces, tanks, and more Between the world wars, France constructed a vast and complex array of defenses designed to prevent German forces from penetrating the French heartland as they had during World War I. Among these was the famous Maginot Line, the last of the great gun-bearing fortifications, but France also built defenses along its coasts and in its territories in North Africa. Fully illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings, Fortress France describes the design and construction of these fortifications, discusses French defensive doctrine and strategy, and explains why these efforts proved unable to stop the German attack in the spring of 1940.
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The Maginot Line, the massive series of fortifications built by France in the 1930s to defend its borders with Germany and Italy, is perhaps the most maligned collection of fortifications ever built. Despite being a technological marvel, and the most sophisticated and complex set of fortifications built up to that time, it failed to save France from crushing defeat in 1940. Yet there are those who argue that it accomplished exactly what it was designed to do. This book provides a concise and informative treatment of the Maginot Line, from North-East France to the Mediterranean. Packed with plans, contemporary and modern images, plus digital artwork, it presents a detailed visual exploration of this famous fortification system.
Europe s Last Summer
The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery. In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management drew Europe and the world into what The Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history'.
To Lose a Battle
The author has sifted through the vast Nazi archives and the fragmentary records of the beaten Allies to tell the story of the fall of France. The author also wrote "The Price of Glory: Verdun, 1916" and "The Fall of Paris 1870-71".