The History of Western Alliance after the World War II (1945-2005)
This book is 27th Volume of the Comprehensive World History Series book project by the World History Institute of CASS, which was started in 2000s, which comprises 39 volumes alltogether.
The book is co-written by renowned scholars Zhou Rongyao, Jiang Nan, Jin Hai, who are researchers of Institute of World History attached to Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Comprehensive World History Series is a pioneering project, which demonstrates the theoretical achievements of China’s world history studies, and will certainly contribute to the international history academy.
The book series is published by Jiangxi Publishing House, in Nanchang. We have started our publishing plan with the volume The History of Western Alliance After the World War II-1945-2005 and the “International Relations Volumes” include 8 books.
The reason to begin the International Relations Volumes with the “Western alliance” is because the author suggests that the world, its order and structure in the Post-War period (WW II) were maintained by various alliance systems. And during this era, the post-War Western alliance has been the most central and complete reflection of the relations between Western countries.
All the aspects of international relationships are included in the book. The content of the book mainly concentrates on the issues of strategy, security, politics and economy which affect the overall relationship status among the Western powers. Based on a thorough analysis and research on the Western alliance, the book attempts to reveal the basic factors influencing the relationship between major developed countries and points out to those “lasting characteristics”, “variations”, “similarities” and “particularities” with special attention given to those factors more directly related with the overall situation.
1. The US-European Alliance in Early Post-War Era
1.1. The Conceptions of the Bilateral Relations of Post-War Europe and US
1.2 The Political and Economic Basis for the US-European Alliance
1.3 The Foundation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
1.4 The Korean War and the Formation of the US-European Alliance
2. The Changes of Japan’s and the Federal Republic of Germany’s International Position
2.1 From Conflict to Cooperation–The US Fostering Japan and FRG
2.2 From Cooperation to Competition— The Economic Growth of Japan and FRG
2.3 Defeated Power–Economic Power–Political Power
3. The Process of Post-War European Integration
3.1 French-German Approximation and the beginning of European Integration
3.2 The British-French Relations and Enlargement of the European Community
3.2 The third application by the United Kingdom and further negotiations
3.3 France, Germany, and Britain and the Development of European Integration
4. The Western Alliance and the Unexpected Challenges Posed by the National Liberation Movement
4.1 The Western Allies and the Colonial Issues
4.2 National Liberation Movement and the US-European Relations
4.3 The Middle East Issues and whether they were connected to Western Alliance
5. The Changes of Japan’s and the Federal Republic of Germany’s International Position
5.1 The United States and the early integration process of Europe
5.2 Charles de Gaulle’s challenge towards the US
5.3 Readjustment of European policy by the US
6. The End of Cold War and the Western Alliance
6.1 The New International Situation in the post-Cold War Era
6.2 The Reorientation of the Western Alliance
6.3 “9/11” Incident and International Cooperation against Terrorism
6.4 Iraq War and the Western Alliance
6.5 The Analysis of US-Europe Alliance Relations
Publication date: 2018
Page extent: 378
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