Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Cynthia Johnson
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  • ISBN-10: 1573027294
  • ISBN-13: 9781573027298
  • DDC: 327.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 611 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy is a two-volume set that explores specific modern-day conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each full-color entry has standard subheadings (Overview, Historical Background, Impacts and Issues, Future Implications) which provide a 360 degree view of each conflict, diplomatic effort, and organization covered. Many of the entries also include primary source documents that provide context, and a deeper insight into the topic. This set is designed to give students and researchers a resource that helps them better understand the geopolitical landscape of the modern world.

Features and Benefits

  • Frontmatter will include a timeline of the events covered in the set.
  • The set includes approximately 90 entries on some of the most important events and key figures in conflicts and diplomatic efforts of the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • More than 320 full color photos, illustrations, and maps complement, clarify, and add detail to each entry, while offering a view into the impacts of the events.
  • Descriptive captions detail the events portrayed in the images and maps.
  • Each chapter includes sidebars with topics that include interesting facts pertinent to the chapter or biographies of people important to each conflict or diplomatic effort.
  • Primary sources enhance the reader's understanding of the events through the words of those who lived through the events described.
  • All entries provide bibliographies of print and electronic resources either cited in the entry and/or for further research.
  • A timeline of events provides a chronological history of some of the most important developments in the topics covered.
  • Also included is a comprehensive subject index, covering topics, personal names, and other relevant terms to aid the user in navigating the set.



  • Cynthia Johnson

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 157302726X | ISBN-13: 9781573027267

Table of Contents

Advisors and Contributors.
Volume 1.
Afghan War.
African Union.
Algerian War of Independence.
Antarctic and Arctic Ownership.
Arab Spring.
Arab-Israeli Conflict.
Argentina's Dirty War.
Armenian Genocide.
Balkan Wars.
Basque Nationalism.
Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
Burma (Myanmar) Uprisings.
Chinese Revolution.
Cold War.
Colombian Conflict.
Cote d'Ivoire Unrest.
Cuba-US Conflict.
Cyprus Conflict.
Drones and Unmanned Security Robots.
Economic Sanctions.
East Timor.
Egyptian Revolution.
El Salvador.
European Union.
Geneva Conventions.
Georgia-Russia Conflict.
Global Environmental Treaties and Issues.
Guantánamo Detention Center.
Humanitarian Aid.
International Law and Justice.
Iranian Revolution.
Iran-Iraq War.
Islam: Sunni and Shiite Disputes .
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Vol. 2
Japan Invasion of China (1937).
Korean Conflict.
Kurdish Conflicts.
Lebanon: Political Instability, Hezbollah, and Conflict with Syria.
Libyan Civil Unrest.
Mexican Revolution.
Mexico's Drug Wars.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
Nobel Peace Prize.
Northern Ireland.
OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries).
Pakistan-India Conflict.
Pakistan-Afghanistan Conflict.
Religious Extremism.
Russia's Invasion of Afghanistan.
Russian Civil War.
Rwanda Genocide.
Sierra Leone.
South Africa (Apartheid).
Spanish Civil War.
Sri Lanka Civil War.
Sudan/South Sudan Civil War.
Syrian Civil Unrest.
Taiwan: Conflicts with China.
Terrorism: Large Group.
Terrorism: Small Group and Individual.
Terrorism: State Sponsored.
United Nations.
U.S.-Iraq Wars.
USSR Dissolution.
Vietnam War.
Water Rights.
Weapons of Mass Destruction.
World War I.
World War II.
Sources Consulted.
General Index.