By Jeremy Black

ISBN-10: 0826440932

ISBN-13: 9780826440938

The 1st international battle used to be the good conflict for its prime members. In revisiting the occasions of 1914-1918 a century on, Jeremy Black considers how we now examine the influence of the clash around the globe and the way it got here to be the 1st international battle in our attention. For thousands, either squaddies and civilians, the clash proved deadly. The affliction and lack of the battle offers a lot of its resonance and value, yet this ebook seeks to throw gentle past this, no longer least in asking the way it led to victory and defeat. Casting apart the normal narrative, Jeremy Black investigates not just the main occasions of the conflict, yet its effects in restructuring the previous order. As its value has replaced with time, and never basically with the lack of first-hand testimony, Black considers the fight in its complete historic context. and at last he additionally analyses its memorialisation this present day.

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"An very good historical past of the 1st international War... even if many basic histories of the nice warfare were released lately, this one is easily worthy including to the shelves." --The Bulletin of the army background Society, Vol. sixty two, No. 246

"[Black's] review of the motives of the nice conflict, the 12 months via 12 months chapters from 1914 to 1918 at the occasions, the conflict and the politics express a mastery of the topic, rather the numerous slideshows and the politics so frequently missed in comparable one-volume works at the subject." --'Stand-To', Western entrance Association

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Jeremy Black is Professor of historical past on the collage of Exeter, united kingdom, and a Senior Fellow on the middle for the learn of the USA and the West on the overseas coverage learn Institute in Philadelphia, united states. His books contain warfare: a quick heritage, The warfare of 1812 and the nice conflict and the Making of the fashionable global.

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41 Fearon 1998; Kathman 2010; Saleyhan 2009; Salehyan and Gleditsch 2006. 42 Atzili 2006. 43 Interestingly, Salehyan and Gleditsch (2006) find that sealing the border tends not to be a productive solution. 44 Fearon uses the classic example of Croatian secession from Yugoslavia because of the Croats concerns that the Serbs would use their dominant position within Yugoslavia to harm them down the road. However, once Croatia broke away, Serbs living within the Krajina region of Croatia were then in the position the Croats had found themselves in previously within Yugoslavia.

27 Crawford 2003; Jervis 1994; Leeds 2005; Leng 1993; Smith 1995; Smith 1996. The fundamental problem is that the third party wants to deter both its ally’s enemy and its ally from going to war. 28 Colaresi, Rasler and Thompson 2007; Diehl and Goertz 2000. Salehyan (2009) makes a similar argument about the spread of civil wars. 29 Gelpi 1999; Richardson 1999; Tams 1999; Tuschhoff 1999. 30 Keohane, Haftendorn and Wallander 1999. 31 Thus, it is possible institutions may limit the spread of conflict.

31 Thus, it is possible institutions may limit the spread of conflict. This conclusion, however, may not be correct. Certainly there have been concerns that failed peacekeeping activities could lead to the spread of war. For example, Schultz (2010) finds that conflict can occur because of difficulties and inefficiencies in monitoring whether or not one side is aiding rebel groups. However, this is really just a failure of institutions to reduce the incident of conflict, rather than institutions causing additional conflict.

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