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British Foreign Policy, 1919-1939 : Manchester Studies in Modern History - Paul W. Doerr

British Foreign Policy, 1919-1939

Manchester Studies in Modern History

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Published: 1st April 1998
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In this comprehensive and accessible account, Paul Doerr examines British foreign policy from the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 to the outbreak of World War Two in 1939. How did British leaders try to preserve the peace in the years after Versailles? Why did they resort to appeasement when confronted by Adolf Hitler? To what extent were British leaders limited by public opinion, economics, and global commitments? These questions and more are answered in this volume which surveys the results of the Paris Peace conference, and the crushing of the hopes of the 1920s under the impact of the Depression. British leaders are here seen trying to cope with the multiple crises of the 1930s, from Manchuria in 1931 to the final descent into war in 1939. Doerr's survey is enhanced by detailed portraits of the leading actors and accounts of some of the famous meetings and events.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Chronologyp. vii
Mapp. xii
The backgroundp. 1
The Paris Peace Conference, 1919p. 25
Maintaining the peace, 1920-1923p. 55
An era of stability and promise, 1924-1929p. 78
The impact of the Great Depression, 1929-1933p. 109
The Foreign Officep. 133
From the rise of Hitler to the crisis in Ethiopia, 1933-1936p. 155
The Rhineland and the impact of the Spanish Civil War, 1936p. 189
Active appeasement, 1938p. 213
The end of appeasement and the rise of containment, 1939p. 239
The appeasement analogyp. 267
Bibliographical Guidep. 275
Indexp. 284
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ISBN: 9780719046728
ISBN-10: 0719046726
Series: Manchester Studies in Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.39