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Published: 07 September 1989

418 Pages | photos

5-3/4 x 9-1/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195049077

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The World Revolution of Westernization

The Twentieth Century in Global Perspective

Theodore H. Von Laue

Von Laue's stunningly original and controversial book approaches the dynamics of twentieth-century history from an entirely new perspective by proposing that the little-understood historic process known as the world revolution of Westernization has caused the global violence and warfare of this century. Accounting for world wars, the rise of communism and fascism, decolonization, Third World dictatorships, and contemporary terrorism, he describes the twin processes of the expansion of Western power and the emergence of global interdependence.