By Alan Farmer

The fourth version of this bestselling identify charts the process British international coverage from the top of the 1st international battle and the Treaty of Versailles, to the social and fiscal results of the second one global warfare. there's a specific concentration and research of the problem of appeasement in the course of the interval, in particular within the run-up to the second one international battle. Public opinion and the position of key contributors is explored all through and the narrative concludes with an interpretation of the motives of and purposes for British international regulations around the period.

Throughout the ebook, key dates, phrases and concerns are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are integrated to consolidate wisdom and realizing of the interval, and exam-style questions and suggestions written by way of examiners give you the chance to enhance examination skills.

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How far do you agree with this opinion of British foreign policy in the years 1925–9? Exam tips The cross-references are intended to take you straight to the material that will help you to answer the question. An analysis of the question indicates that there are two linked element to assess. ‘Complacent’ will require you to explore whether policy-makers underestimated the threat to British interests; ‘ultimately harmful’ will require you to explore the consequences of the decisions which were taken.

Aware of popular support for the occupation of Manchuria, the Japanese government did little to halt the army.

In 1921 Russia suffered appalling famine which provoked something of a U-turn in Lenin’s thinking and the adoption of the New Economic Policy (NEP). Soviet foreign policy began to speak with two voices: • The first, that of the Comintern, preached world revolution and claimed that Britain was the spearhead of capitalist–imperialist aggression which was aiming to destroy communism in Russia. • The second, that of the Soviet government, urged the need for normal relations with those countries – including Britain – whose economic co-operation they needed.

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