Since the end of the Second World War the world has been gripped by smaller, more localised conflicts. Some of these have simply been conflicts that the Second World War failed to resolve, others have been a direct result of that war, as colonised peoples in Asia and Africa began to realise that their imperial masters were no longer invincible. In this book, Daniel Moran demonstrates all the ways in which wars have been fought over the past fifty years. He describes the peasant uprising that led to the revolution in China, the guerrilla warfare of Vietnam, and the use of terrorism in Palatine, Algeria and Ireland. And he goes on to account for the current wars that are raging around the peripheries of the former Soviet Union, all in the name of national liberation. Accompanied by 150 maps and illustrations, and extensive chronology and appendices, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the numerous bloody conflicts that have been waged around the world since the Second World War.About the Author:
Daniel Moran is Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has lectured and written widely, including a translation of Clausewitz, shortlisted for the International PEN/Book of the Month Club Translation Prize.
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Descripción Cassell, 2001. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The impact of World War II opened the door for weak and impoverished nations to develop military means of defeating modern armies. In China, Korea, Vietnam, Palestine, Cuba, Ireland, Africa, and the former Soviet Union, where battles still rage today--indeed, all over the globe--impassioned revolutions, marked by irregular warfare, guerilla insurgency, and terrorism, turned nations upside down in the name of liberation. Vividly illustrated and packed with punch, this dynamic account of endemic violence, epic character, and the astonishing resourcefulness of commanders and combatants probes the nation in arms as a product of the Western legacy and of communism, religion, and tribal or familial loyalties. A chronology and biographies of crucial figures help delineate the lines leading backward to the prewar era. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0304352721
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