Kettenacker, Lothar.

The Legacies of Two World Wars : European Societies in the Twentieth Century - New York : Berghahn Books, 2011. - 1 online resource (331 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

The Legacies of Two World Wars; Contents; Foreword; Chapter 1 - 'Old Europe' and the Legacy of Two World Wars; Chapter 2 - Prevention or Regulation of War? The Hague Peace Conferences as a Limited Tool for Reforming the International System before 1914; Chapter 3 - 'The Spirit of 1914': A Critical Examination of War Enthusiasm in German Society; Chapter 4 - Construction and Deconstruction of the Idea of French 'War Enthusiasm' in 1914; Chapter 5 - The Mood in Britain in 1914; Chapter 6 - The First World War in the History of the Weimar Republic Chapter 7 - Fascism and the Legacy of the Great WarChapter 8 - The French Desire for Peace and Security in the 1920s; Chapter 9 - Britain in the Wake of the Great War; Chapter 10 - Germany: War without Public Backing?; Chapter 11 - The French Entry into the War in September 1939: Between Reluctance and Resignation; Chapter 12 - Great Britain: Declaring War as a Matter of Honour; Chapter 13 - Disillusionment, Pragmatism, Indifference: German Society after the 'Catastrophe'; Chapter 14 - The French after 1945: Difficulties and Disappointments of an Immediate Post-War Period Chapter 15 - Great Britain: Remembering a Just War (1945-1950)Chapter 16 - Italy after 1945: War and Peace, Defeat and Liberation; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors; Index

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was done mainly, if one is to believe US policy at the time, to liberate the people of Iraq from an oppressive dictator. However, the many protests in London, New York, and other cities imply that the policy of "making the world safe for democracy" was not shared by millions of people in many western countries. Thinking about this controversy inspired the present volume, which takes a closer look at how society responded to the outbreaks and conclusions of the First and Second World Wars. In order to examine this relationship between the conduct of wars and publ

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Europe -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Europe -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
War and society -- France -- History -- 20th century.
War and society -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
War and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
War and society -- Italy -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Influence.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Europe.


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