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The Development of the Modern European State: 1914-1989

Most political theorists and historians agree that the war that began in 1914 shocked the world into the 20th century, causing radical changes to virtually all aspects of political, economic, and social life. Learn about the changes that altered the nature of political institutions, governmental structures, and social movements, culminating in a unique new relationship between the individual and the state. Explore the major problems of restructuring Europe’s economy, the rise of fascism and Nazism, and democracy’s fear of the spread of communism—all of which culminated in another great war, the results of which again changed the course of history.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An overview of modern European history from 1914 to 1989
  • An understanding of important political, social, and economic movements that shaped modern Europe

Ideal for

  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
  • The curious and creative
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