|About the Book|
In this enlargement of his outstanding history of the world, Grenville stresses the history of nation-states within a world of interdependence and regional groupings. The twentieth century remains an epoch of revolutionary change. Clashes of culture, the impact of technology, the consequences of industrialization all play out within national borders that are also porous. In this latest enlarged edition, Grenville has updated the history through 1999 and added new material on the demise of Yugoslavia, with its wars and ethnic cleansing- Clintons policies in Haiti, Somalia, and Asia- his economic policy- Eastern Europes new democracies- and the progress of Third World countries. Democracy and the market economy are portrayed as the linchpins of a new century.