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By Martin Polley

ISBN-10: 0415185971

ISBN-13: 9780415185974

An A-Z of recent Europe 1789-1999 is a accomplished dictionary which defines smooth Europe via its vital occasions and folks. It contains entries on:
* key humans from Napoleon Bonaparte to Hitler
* key political and armed forces events
* influential political, social, cultural and fiscal theories.
An A-Z of contemporary Europe 1789-1999 deals available and concise definitions of approximately one thousand separate goods. The ebook is cross-referenced and hence offers linked hyperlinks and connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info. The e-book includes 5 important maps to lead the reader alongside.

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Charles died six years later. Chaumont, treaty of (March 1814) see NAPOLEONIC WARS. Chernenko, Konstantin (1911–85) Soviet politician. Chernenko joined the Communist party in 1930, and worked in both secret police and propaganda posts. He became a colleague of BREZHNEV in the 1950s through their mutual involvement in Moldavan politics, and he was subsequently advanced by Brezhnev, who viewed Chernenko as a possible successor. He joined the party’s Central Committee in 1971. He missed out on the succession after Brezhnev’s death due to ANDROPOV’S advance, but he became Chairman of the Supreme Soviet on Andropov’s death in 1984.

She succeeded as Ceauçescu, Nicolae Empress in her own right in 1762 after deposing her husband, who then died in captivity. An enthusiast of French and German philosophy, Catherine introduced a number of reforms in administration and education which earned her the reputation of an ‘enlightened despot’. Her main achievements came in foreign affairs. Under her rule, Russia gained the Crimea from Turkey in wars of 1768–74 and 1787–92, and annexed Sweden in 1790. Catherine also oversaw Russian gains in Poland, in 1772, and again in the partitions of 1793 and 1795 (see POLISH PARTITIONS).

In the twentieth century, conservatism continued to influence a number of parties, particularly those historically specifically linked to religious denominations, such as the Catholic Centre party in Germany, and Christian Democrat parties in the Federal Republic of Germany and Italy after the SECOND WORLD WAR. Constantine I (1868–1923) King of Greece, 1913–17, 1920–22. The eldest son of George I, Constantine led the Greek army in the BALKAN WARS of 1912–13 before succeeding to the throne on George’s assassination in 1913.

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