Metamorphosis A Bold, Revisionist Account Of World War I S Lingering End, The Bloody Years That Followed, And The Western World S Reeling TransformationNobody Believed A Modern War Could Last So Long But By , Europe Had Already Been At War For Three Years The Fabric Of The Continent Had Unraveled And Now, Just As The First American Troops Docked In European Ports, The Continent Began To Collapse From The Inside First Russia, Then Austria Hungary, Soon Germany, Then The Ottoman EmpireHistorians Have Long Divided World War I Into Neat Divisions Of ConflictToAnd Peace, After The Treaty Of Versailles InYet In His New, Remarkable History, Charles Emmerson Reveals That Europe Had Already Begun Its Metamorphosis Long Before The War S End And That The Finale Was Longer, Bloodier, And Complex Than We Ve Previously Been Told As Russia Spiraled Into Revolution With The Fall Of The Romanovs And The Rise Of The Bolsheviks, Germany Was Violently Combating Communism Within Its Own Borders As Civil War Fomented In Ireland, Mustafa Kemal Was Reinventing Himself As Father Of The Turks Meanwhile, Spain Fought A Colonial War In Morocco, The British Quelled Uprisings In The Middle EastBy , Woodrow Wilson, Vladimir Lenin, Emperor Franz Josef, And Tsar Nicholas II Were All Dead, And The Metamorphosis Of The Western World Was Complete New States Had Risen, America Was Isolated, Germany Was Embittered, And The French And British Were Weak And Exhausted Yet After Twelve Years, The Great War Was Over, Finally And, As Emmerson Proves, It Was In This Extended Eight Year Ending Not In The Trenches Or The Halls Of Versailles That The Seeds Of The Future Had Been Sown

Author and senior research fellow at Chatham House.

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  • Metamorphosis
  • Charles Emmerson
  • 08 August 2018
  • 9781478989486

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    Crucible The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, 1917 1924 by Charles Emmerson is an extensive history about the close of World War I and its early aftermath Emmerson is a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House working on resource security, foreign policy, and global geopolitics He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic and 1913 In Search of the World Before the Great War He was formerly a writer for the Financial Times and continues to publish regularly on international affairs.The First World War changed the entire world dynamic Empire waned as the British Empire began to lose control in India, leaving thousands dead Physics changed when a German born scientist received the Nobel Prize for the photoelectric effect not relativity Sigmund Freud changed the field of psychology with psychoanalysis A Russian exile living in Zurich would make an almost unbelievable train trip back to Russia and lead a revolution He would work with Leon Trotsky and meet with a Georgian bank robber who would become the General Secretary of the Communist Party and create a different revolution The US and Woodrow Wilson would rise and quickly fall from prominence in European matters The US had its own problems at home, including violent racism Democracy spread in some countries and retracted in others In defeated Germany, the army fought communists in riots, and a young Austrian immigrant and WWI veteran began his to power In Italy, another war veteran would lead 30,000 Blackshirts to the March on Rome With the crumbling of the Ottoman Empire, a young leader would become the namesake of his country The map of Europe was redrawn moving borders and creating and destroying countries In the Middle East, England and France divided the land and spread their influence It was not the same world as it was in 1914 In most basic histories, readers are led to believe that the Treaty of Versailles was the cause of the unsuccessful peace in Europe In reality, it was much than that It was the start of a different era in many aspects Industrialization, mechanization, nationalism, science, and worker s rights Even in art, modernism rose in literature and art To many, this was as great of a shock as the political upheavals Emmerson explores the complexities of the tail end of WWI and the beginning of the Interwar years Dividing the book s chapters by year, the reader will see a timeline that switches between countries and people in a coherent manner This division is practical because it shows the flow of history on the whole instead of individual nations This is the beginning of the interconnectedness of all countries rather than just the influence of regional powers It was the beginning of a new world, new ideas, modern science, and unfortunately the beginning of a darker side of the future A well done, extensive history, of a significant but little studied period.

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