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By Jan Palmowski

Authoritative and updated, A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century international History offers in-depth assurance of the key historic figures and occasions of this century. Over 2,500 entries span political, diplomatic, and armed forces heritage in addition to delivering either truth and research of those components. writer Jan Palmowski combines complete overseas insurance with targeted entries for each state within the world.
the various designated gains of this quantity are the biographies of such global leaders as Stalin, Kennedy, Thatcher, Yeltsin, Mandela, Rabin, and Netanyahu and the assurance of political occasions and pursuits from the increase and loss of life of communism to the cave in of the Berlin Wall, and from the tip of apartheid to the Whitewater scandal. Key battles are highlighted from Yprès to the Gulf conflict crusade to the Bosnian Civil warfare and occasions corresponding to the Chernobyl catastrophe. entire realization is paid to significant treaties and political agreements from Versailles to Maastricht, and from the Anglo-Irish contract to the Dayton Accords. precious tables together with lists of office-holders for nations and businesses and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize also are provided.
A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century global History is a useful reference paintings for pupil, academics, and an individual with an curiosity within the significant figures and occasions of our sleek global.

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Founder of the Philippine Republic Born in Cavite, he studied at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran. He became hostile to Spanish rule and, after leading a successful attack on a Spanish garrison at the outbreak of the revolution against Spain (1896–7), he became acknowledged as one of the nationalist leaders. As such, he was elected president of the revolutionary government. When this was defeated by the Spanish and he was forced into exile, he accepted US help, and in 1898 returned to found the Philippine Republic on 23 January 1900.

1910, d. 1989) . Arab nationalist politician Born in Damascus (Syria) as a Greek Orthodox Christian, he became a schoolteacher. In the 1930s, he developed the idea of Arab unity, which would be free from foreign (especially Western capitalist) influence. To this end, in 1943, together with Salah-al-Din al-Bitar, he founded the Ba'ath (Arab Renaissance) Party. After an unsuccessful career in Syrian politics, in 1953 his party merged with the Arab Socialist Party to form the Arab Socialist Renaissance Party.

He proclaimed himself King of Hejaz and Nejd in Mecca on 8 January 1926, a country which covered most of the Arabian peninsula. In 1932, he renamed his kingdom Saudi Arabia. A devout Muslim, he laid the foundations of the country's subsequent development (and the royal household's fortune) by granting the first concession to oil exploration in 1933, and by creating the Arabia-American Oil Company (ARAMCO) in 1944. He maintained a good relationship with the USA and the UK, which he supported in World War II.

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