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The West Point History of Warfare, Part II (HI 302)

The West Point History of Warfare, Part II (HI 302)


This is Part II of the full 71-chapter West Point History of Warfare.

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Chapter List:
  1. European Military Development, 1848–1871 (also part of HI-301)
  1. The Russo-Japanese War, 1904–1905
  2. Europe's Path to World War
  3. 1914: Strategies, War Plans, and Opening Moves
  4. Stalemate and Response, 1914–1915
  5. The Global War in 1915
  6. 1916: Industrial War and Battles of Attrition
  7. Political Challenges and Strategic Reevaluation, 1917
  8. 1918: The Year of Decision
  9. WWI: Overwhelming the Germans and Victory
  10. The Continental Powers in the Interwar Period
  11. The United Kingdom, Japan, and United States in the Interwar Period
  12. German Years of Victory
  13. Britain Stands Alone
  14. The Germans Turn East: Operation Barbarossa and the Beginnings of the Final Solution
  15. Japan Strikes: From Pearl Harbor to Midway
  16. The Allies Turn the Tide
  17. Peoples and Economies at War
  18. Strategic Seapower and Airpower
  19. Waging Global War
  20. Victory in Europe
  21. Defeat of Japan
  22. Occupation, Demobilization, and Assessing Victory
  23. The Cold War 1945–1973: Containment and the Nuclear Era
  24. The Korean Civil War and American Intervention, 1945–1950
  25. Fighting and Ending the Korean Conflict
  26. The Wars of Decolonization
  27. From Israeli Blitzkrieg to Machdal (The Blunder)
  28. Revolutionary War in Southeast Asia, 1954–1965
  29. American Escalation in Vietnam, 1965–1967
  30. American De-escalation in Vietnam, 1968–1972
  31. Victory and Defeat in Vietnam
  32. Encountering and Responding to Limits: The Superpowers in the Cold War, 1968–1991
  33. Peace Dividends and Benevolent Interventions
  34. People's Wars and Israel, 1982–2006
  35. Three Iraq Wars, 1980–2011
  36. Afghanistan: Thirty-Five Years of War and Counting

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