By Rosemary Wakeman
This assortment explores an important adjustments and upheavals of post-1945 Europe within the gentle of present scholarship. Twelve chapters give some thought to key political, cultural and fiscal adjustments of an period that wishes re-evalutaion and reconsideration from a historic standpoint. e-book disguise; identify; Copyright; Contents; Chronology; individuals; Acknowledgements; creation; 1 Divided Europe; 2 The cave in of worldwide dominion; three The golden age of prosperity, 1953-73; four Social type and social swap in postwar Europe; five altering margins in postwar eu politics; 6 ecu mass tradition within the media age; 7 the limits of the avant-garde; eight The valuable and japanese ecu Revolution, 1989-2000; nine The politics of ecu unification; 10 ecu fiscal integration; Index
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Milward’s The Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1945–51, London, Methuen, 1984 is an outstanding study of the reconstruction years. , New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1964. Guilio Sapelli provides an analysis of the southern European nations in Southern Europe Since 1945: Tradition and Modernity in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey, New York, Longman, 1995. T. Berend, Central and Eastern Europe 1944–1991: Detour from the Periphery to the Periphery, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996 are both indispensable.
The first waves of ethnic European refugees or “repatriates” who arrived on the continent from the former colonies faced daunting challenges, as did the state administrations set up to receive them. Yet despite serious problems that provoked hostility and racial strife, this process, as well, did not provoke either economic or social calamity. In general, the repatriates assimilated into Europe’s cities, rebuilt their lives in new immigrant communities, and contributed to the continent s reconstruction and the resurgence of its economy.
The American benefactor sought to replicate its own successful economic model in Europe to sustain and inculcate democracy by means of raised productivity, banished shortages and higher living standards. 2 billion was made available between 1948 and 1952. Stalin would not permit bloc countries to participate because of the “imperialist” overtones, thereby restricting the recovery program to Western Europe and Greece. 8 This never achieved the integration of the EEC and tended instead to promote bilateral relations between Moscow and its satellites.