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The Resource Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman

Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman

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Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe
Title
Flashpoints
Title remainder
the emerging crisis in Europe
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George Friedman
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Flash points
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Language
eng
Summary
"A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical flashpoints--particularly in Europe--in which imminent future conflicts are brewing. George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology, population, and culture) of the next century in The Next 100 Years, and focused his predictions on the coming ten years in The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, Friedman zooms in on the region that has, for five hundred years, been the cultural hotbed of the world--Europe--and examines the most basic and fascinating building block of the region: culture. Analyzing the fault lines that have existed for centuries--and which have led to two world wars and dozens more conflicts--Friedman walks us through the 'flashpoints' that are still smoldering beneath the surface and are on course to erupt again. In Flashpoints, George Friedman begins with a fascinating history of the events leading up to the horrific wars that nearly tore apart Western civilization--killing over 100 million people on the 'civilized' European continent. Modern-day Europe, and the formation of the European Union, were designed to minimize the built-in geopolitical tensions that led to catastrophic war, but as Friedman shows with a mix of history and cultural analysis, those plans have failed. 'Flashpoints' are now simmering as dangerously as in the early twentieth century. Zeroing in on half a dozen locations, borderlands, and cultural dynamics, George Friedman does what few historians can--he explains precisely how certain trends are unstoppable, and what the future holds, both in terms of conflict and also opportunity. Flashpoints also explains in riveting detail how events in Europe will affect the rest of the world--from the United States to Russia, from China to Latin America. Continuing in his bestselling tradition, he reveals a geopolitical landscape that is at once a scintillating history lesson and a forecast for the coming years"--
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  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Geopolitics
  • Politics and culture
  • Culture conflict
  • Social prediction
  • Europe
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Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman
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2014031709
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780385536332
Lccn
2014031709
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Label
Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe, George Friedman
Publication
Control code
2014031709
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780385536332
Lccn
2014031709
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maps.

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