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Europe on the Brink


  • Tooze, Adam

    () (Columbia University city of New York)


A century after the outbreak of fighting, Yale historian Adam Tooze takes an entirely new perspective on “the war to end all wars,” focusing on the closing years of the conflict and its aftermath up to the Great Depression. This tumultuous period saw hopes for lasting peace and liberal internationalism collide with violent upheavals and the ultimate rise of totalitarian regimes. And it saw the emergence of a new global order in which all the major powers — the war’s winners and losers alike — saw their fates bound up with those of the United States, now the world’s dominant economic force. This publication presents the sections of the book, which describes the situation of Weimar Germany.

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  • Tooze, Adam, 2016. "Europe on the Brink," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 3, pages 138-175, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:ep1638

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    1. repec:ucp:bkecon:9780226519999 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Milton Friedman & Anna J. Schwartz, 1963. "A Monetary History of the United States, 1867–1960," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number frie63-1, January.
    3. Eichengreen, Barry, 1996. "Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195101133, June.
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    Weimar Germany; Great depression; First world war; international economic relations;

    JEL classification:

    • N4 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation
    • F5 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy


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