By Andrew Roberts

ISBN-10: 0060875984

ISBN-13: 9780060875985

A magisterial historical past encouraged through Winston Churchill's well-known opus, A historical past of the English-Speaking Peoples in view that 1900 is an engrossing account of the 20 th century, with a distinct viewpoint on our turbulent occasions. In 1900, the place Churchill ended the fourth quantity of his background of the English-Speaking Peoples , the USA had now not but emerged onto the realm scene as an excellent energy. but the arriving century used to be to belong to the English-speaking peoples, who successively and effectively fought the Kaiser's Germany, Axis aggression and Soviet Communism, and who're now suffering opposed to Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Andrew Roberts's heritage proves specifically important because the usa this present day seems to be to different components of the English-speaking global as its top, closest and such a lot liable allies.

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In his foreign policy, Roosevelt fiercely defended the Monroe Doctrine, especially against German imprecations over Venezuela in 1902. When time after time during that crisis the war-games between the 'Blue Fleet' (American) and the 'Black Fleet' (German) undertaken at the US Naval War College resulted in Black Fleet victories, he forced on the pace of naval armament, which was ultimately to make the United States a world power by the time he left office in 1909. ' In vigorously enforcing the Monroe Doctrine throughout the twentieth century, the United States deserves commendation for not allowing that continent to develop into a battleground between the Great Powers.

London also had a correspondingly large number of prostitutes, variously estimated at between 80,000 and 100,000. In one year alone - 1905 - when the Edwardians cracked down on brothelkeeping, no fewer than 944 women were charged with having sexual intercourse in the open air. Partly as a response to social deprivation, the Labour Representation Committee was founded in the Memorial Hall, Farringdon Road, in London on 27 February 1900, dedicated to getting working men into Parliament. Always committed to employing constitutional means to achieve its ends, the following year it received its first great cause with the milestone TafY Vale judgment in the House of Lords, which reversed the Court of Appeal's decision that a trade union could not be sued in its registered name as a corporate body.

Third Republic France had a huge global empire and a thirst for revenge against Britain for slights, real and imagined, that she had received over the last century, culminating on the Upper Nile three years earlier. Tsarist Russia, the largest country in the world with a vast standing army, looked enviously at British India across the narrowing gap between them in Central Asia. Each would have liked to have seen the United States humiliated over her continued protection of Latin America through the Monroe Doctrine which excluded European imperialism from the American hemisphere.

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