Category: Contemporary history of Europe

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The revision of the Treaty of Versailles and the reopening of the conflict in Europe

Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany and the end of the economic boom of the 1920s opened the door to questioning the peace of Versailles.
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World War II (1939-1945)

The escalation of pre-1939 tensions and the failure of France and Britain’s policy of appeasement to Hitler’s hostilities led to the greatest war in history.
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McCarthyism and the Persecution of Inner Enemies in the Cold War

Throughout the Cold War, the two antagonistic blocks had to ensure their hegemony. Dissidents on both sides became the enemy within.
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The ideological, economic and military framework of the Cold War

After World War II, the United States of America built the argument that the world had been split into two antagonistic blocks.
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The WWII Peace Conferences

The Peace Conferences were held with the participation of the Allied countries after 1941 to discuss the organization of the world after the Second World War.
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[Book] Capitalism and democracy 1756-1848

Book review: Capitalism and democracy 1756-1848. How this deception began, by Josep Fontana.
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Fascism’s rise to power in Italy

Fascism was a nationalist and dictatorial ideology, born in Italy after the World War I. It took power with the march on Rome in 1922.
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The democracies of interwar Europe: Britain, France and Germany

The twenty years separating the two world wars (1918-1939) marked one of the most politically and economically unstable times for the European continent.
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The Revolutions of Russia (1917) and Germany (1918)

The First World War opened a new historical period in Europe: that of communist and social democratic revolutions. The revolutionary response to the war had as its main focus Russia in 1917 and Germany in 1918.
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The new territorial map of interwar Europe

The new world configuration after World War I was decided by the Allied Powers. Once the war was over, there were several events of great relevance to interwar Europe.