By Martin Polley
An A-Z of contemporary Europe 1789-1999 is a accomplished dictionary which defines glossy Europe via its very important occasions and folks. It contains entries on:
* key humans from Napoleon Bonaparte to Hitler
* key political and army events
* influential political, social, cultural and fiscal theories.
An A-Z of contemporary Europe 1789-1999 deals obtainable and concise definitions of approximately a thousand separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and therefore offers linked hyperlinks and connections whereas the appendices comprise crucial additional info. The e-book comprises 5 beneficial maps to steer the reader alongside.
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Bolsheviks Russian political party. The Bolsheviks, a name taken from the Russian term for 'majority', emergedin 1903 as one of the main factions in the Russian Social Democratic Workers party. The faction won a vote at their London congress over control of Iskra, the party's paper, with the losing faction becoming known as MENSHEVIKS (from 'minority'), who subsequentlywon votes on other matters. Between 1903 and 1912 the two wings co-existed: but in 1912 LENIN, the leading Bolshevik, establishedan independent party structure for the Bolsheviks.
In the face of public criticism over these losses, Carol abdicatedin favour of Michael in September 1940, and left Romania. He died in Lisbon in 1953. Casablanca Conference (January1943) Inter-allied planning conference of the SECOND WORLD WAR. With allied successes in North Africa, and pressurefrom the USSR for the western allies to open a secondfront in Europeto relieve the German pressure, British and American representatives, led by Prime Minister Winston Churchill and PresidentFranklin Roosevelt, met at Casablancato discuss the next steps of their strategy.
Blum was influential in the Bolsheviks party's moderationafter the FIRST WORLD for example, he led the majority in their rejection of THIRD INTERNATIONAL membership in 1920, while a minority split to form the Communist party. He became the party's leader in 1925, and France'sfirst socialist Prime Minister in June 1936 in the POPULAR FRONT coalition. The government fell in June 1937. Blum returned to the premiershipbriefly in March 1938 at the head of the secondPopularFront government. When France fell in 1940 (see SECOND WORLD WAR), he was arrestedby the VICHY authorities.