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Indicators of Nazi Germany’s Intentions and the Coming of World War I, 1934–39

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159157
eISBN:
9781400850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159157.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on British assessments of Nazi Germany’s intentions during the interwar period (1934–1939). It outlines the predictions generated by each of the four explanations about perceived ... More


British Decision Makers’ Perceptions of Nazi Germany’s Intentions

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159157
eISBN:
9781400850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159157.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the evolution of the views held by Britain’s key decision makers, including Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, about Nazi Germany’s ... More


The British Intelligence Community’s Assessments of Nazi Germany’s Intentions

Keren Yarhi-Milo

in Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159157
eISBN:
9781400850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159157.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the evolution in the stated beliefs of Britain’s intelligence organizations about the nature and scope of Nazi Germany’s foreign policy plans along with its perceptions of the ... More


Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Gerry Kearns

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the relations between two phenomena that are central to modern conceptions of international relations. Geopolitics is the understanding of the inter-relations between empires, ... More


Geopolitics and Empire

Gerry Kearns

in Geopolitics and Empire: The Legacy of Halford Mackinder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230112
eISBN:
9780191696411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230112.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sets out some of the implications of this recurring set of relations between geopolitics and Empire, and notes that the relationship between imperialism and geopolitics was widely ... More


The German Surrender of 1945

Richard Bessel

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses how in 1945 Nazi Germany did not surrender when defeat became likely, or even when it became inevitable, but fought literally to the bitter end. Nazi ideology, allegiance to ... More


Totalitarian Mass Killing

Alex J. Bellamy

in Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199288427
eISBN:
9780191745430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288427.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explore debates about the legitimacy of mass killing by totalitarian states in the 1930s and 1940s and the principle of civilian immunity. The most prominent of the totalitarian states, ... More


War Aims in the Second World War: The War Aims of the Key Belligerents 1939-1945

Victor Rothwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615025
eISBN:
9780748651283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615025.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first study of the aims that motivated the major powers – the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan – to fight in the Second World War. The book shows how ... More


Germany and Italy

Victor Rothwell

in War Aims in the Second World War: The War Aims of the Key Belligerents 1939-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615025
eISBN:
9780748651283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615025.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although not all people in the German orbit were intended to suffer so drastic a fate, it would be difficult to find statements that express better than these the true spirit of Nazi German war aims. ... More


Tito’s Yugoslavia and after: Communism, post-Communism, and the war in Croatia

Macdonald David Bruce

in Balkan Holocausts?: Serbian and Croatian Victim Centered Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064661
eISBN:
9781781700198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064661.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores Communism, post-Communism, and the war in Croatia during Josip Broz Tito's regime and analyses Serbian and Croatian nationalist interpretations of the Yugoslav period, during ... More


A Low Dishonest Decade

Seva Gunitsky

in Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172330
eISBN:
9781400885329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172330.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the crisis of liberal capitalism and the fascist cascade of the late interwar period. A wave of fascism that swept the world after 1933, which was the result of a growing ... More


Trauma or Responsibility?: Memories and Historiographies of Nazi Psychiatry in Postwar Germany

Volker Roelcke

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter treats the writing of history as reflecting a posttraumatic dynamic. It considers the shifting modes of approaching and interpreting the role of psychiatry in the Nazi regime, and in ... More


Trauma and Memory: Between Individual and Collective Experiences

Austin Sarat, Nadav Davidovitch, and Michal Alberstein

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses a broader array of approaches to trauma ranging from professional ones (medical and legal) to ritual, narrative, and artistic representations. It assesses the tensions arising ... More


Megademonstrations

Ellen Mickiewicz

in No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199977833
eISBN:
9780199397068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977833.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Russian Politics

In 2010 and 2011 demonstrations rocked Moscow: the first, neo-Nazi, the second group, liberal and democratic. The chapter examines exactly how the biggest liberal demonstration was organized, and the ... More


Victory Day Violence in Ukraine

Karina V. Korostelina

in Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199372812
eISBN:
9780199372836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372812.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 3 depicts the role of insults in the conflict over history in Ukraine, including diverse verbal statements and actions of both sides, the “war” of regional laws, aggression against war ... More


The Second World War: Anti-Partisan Warfare, Genocide, and the Rebirth of the Auxiliary Fighter

Sibylle Scheipers

in Unlawful Combatants: A Genealogy of the Irregular Fighter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646111
eISBN:
9780191756160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646111.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Anti-partisan warfare has frequently been analysed in the framework of Nazi Germany’s genocide of Europe’s Jewish population and other social groups. While Nazi Germany’s anti-irregular campaigns in ... More


Introduction: Religion and Authoritarianism in Saddam’s Iraq

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction to the book discusses Saddam Hussein’s religious policies and how they eventually led to the emergence of religious insurgencies when his regime fell during the American-led invasion ... More


The Unexpected Stabilization of Control: The Second World War and its Aftermath, 1940–1957

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume II: Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830573
eISBN:
9780191868733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830573.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter emphasizes how the Second World War unexpectedly stabilized the system of control in Northern Ireland. In the late 1930s the Northern government, like that of Newfoundland, faced ... More


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