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Title:
The Penguin atlas of war and peace
Author:
Smith, Dan.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of the author's The state of war and peace atlas, Penguin, 1997.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780142002940
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This fascinating atlas takes a visual approach to explaining the state of war and peace in the beginning of the twenty-first century. Packed with expert data analysis and essential political and historical background, it covers the causes of war; the costs of war; and trends in peace, from Afghanistan to Northern Ireland to Kosovo to the Middle East; as well as topics such as international terrorism, the arms trade, and NATO and the United Nations.


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Choice Review

Every page of this small volume is lavishly illustrated with maps, graphs, and pictures, all displaying in vivid terms the issues surrounding war and peace in the world today. Brief, readable blurbs support the pictorial matter in nearly 50 two-page topical spreads. This fourth edition concentrates on facts, figures, and events of the last five or so years. Want to know where ethnicity has been a factor in violence? Interested in the flow of the international arms traffic? Like a glimpse into the land mine issue? These global issues are among those reviewed. Regional sections focus more closely on such issues as the breakup of Yugoslavia, Colombia's drug-induced civil war, and the occupation of Afghanistan. A worthy successor to the earlier editions. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers and undergraduates. S. J. Stillwell Jr. University of Texas at Arlington


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 The Causes of Warp. 8
1 Povertyp. 10
2 Rightsp. 12
3 Political Systemsp. 14
4 Ethnicityp. 16
Chapter 2 The Military Worldp. 18
5 Under Armsp. 20
6 Military Servicep. 22
7 Military Spendingp. 24
8 Mass Destructionp. 26
9 The International Arms Tradep. 28
10 Small Arms Tradep. 30
11 Terrorismp. 32
12 US Powerp. 34
Chapter 3 War and Peoplep. 36
13 Deathsp. 38
14 Atrocitiesp. 40
15 Refugeesp. 42
16 Landminesp. 44
17 Young Soldiersp. 46
Chapter 4 Europep. 48
18 Northern Irelandp. 50
19 The Break-up of Yugoslaviap. 52
20 Kosovo and the War on Yugoslaviap. 54
21 Ex-Yugoslavia and the Futurep. 56
22 The Caucasusp. 58
Chapter 5 Middle East and North Africap. 60
23 The Kurdsp. 62
24 Israel and Palestinep. 64
25 Israelis and Palestiniansp. 66
26 North Africap. 68
27 The Gulfp. 70
Chapter 6 Asiap. 72
28 Central Asiap. 74
29 Afghanistanp. 76
30 South Asiap. 78
31 Sri Lankap. 80
32 Southeast Asiap. 82
Chapter 7 Africap. 84
33 Colonial History and Dispossessionp. 86
34 West Africap. 88
35 Congop. 90
36 Burundi and Rwandap. 92
37 Horn of Africap. 94
38 Sudanp. 96
39 Southern Africap. 98
Chapter 8 Latin Americap. 100
40 Colombia and Its Neighborsp. 102
41 Central Americap. 104
Chapter 9 Peacebuildingp. 106
42 Peace Agreementsp. 108
43 Peacekeepingp. 110
44 Peace Processesp. 112
Table of Warsp. 115
Referencesp. 122
Indexp. 126

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