Ther, Philipp,

The dark side of nation states : ethnic cleansing in modern Europe / Philipp Ther ; translated from German by Charlotte Kreutzmüller. - 1 online resource (vi, 281 pages) - JSTOR eBooks Studies on war and genocide ; volume 19 . - War and genocide ; v. 19. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. Setting the ground -- 1. Preconditions of ethnic cleansing -- The ideology of modern nationalism -- The nation-state in theory and practice -- "Minority problems" -- European modernity -- Christian intolerance -- Part II. Phases and agents of ethnic cleansing -- 2. Ethnic cleansing as an instrument of international politics (1912-25) -- The Balkan Wars and their consequences -- Deportations in World War I -- Postwar migrations -- Triage in Alsace -- The protection and reduction of minorities in the Paris Peace Treaties -- The Treaty of Lausanne -- 3. Total war and total cleansings (1938-44) -- From the Munich Agreement to World War I -- Heim ins Reich -- Under Nazi occupation -- Soviet ethnic cleansing -- Wars within the war : the Ukrainian-Polish and the Serbo-Croatian Conflict -- More cases in Germany's sphere of influence -- Ethnic cleansing of Jews -- 4. A clean new order in Europe (1944-50) -- Allies plans -- Poland and Czechoslovakia -- More cases in the Soviet sphere of influence -- At the former lines of the Cold War -- On the British track : India and Palestine -- Part III. Ghosts of the past -- 5. The former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus (1991-99) -- The breakup of Yugoslavia -- Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina -- Kosovo -- Conflicts in the Caucasus compared -- Conclusion and historical typology -- Annotated bibliography -- Comprehensive histories of ethnic cleansing -- Literature on the resettlement of ethnically cleansed regions -- Literature on remembrance and collective memory -- Literature on individual countries.

Why was there such a far-reaching consensus concerning the utopian goal of national homogeneity in the first half of the twentieth century? Ethnic cleansing is analyzed here as a result of the formation of democratic nation-states, the international order based on them, and European modernity in general. Almost all mass-scale population removals were rationally and precisely organized and carried out in cold blood, with revenge, hatred and other strong emotions playing only a minor role. This book not only considers the majority of population removals which occurred in Eastern Europe, but is also an encompassing, comparative study including Western Europe, interrogating the motivations of Western statesmen and their involvement in large-scale population removals. It also reaches beyond the European continent and considers the reverberations of colonial rule and ethnic cleansing in the former British colonies.--

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