Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change

Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change
Diamond, Jared M.
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  • Published: 2019
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In a riveting journey into the recent past, he traces how six countries have survived defining catastrophes - from the forced opening of Japan to the Soviet invasion of Finland to Chile's brutal Pinochet regime - through selective change, a coping mechanism more commonly associated with personal trauma. He identifies unique patterns in the way that these distinctive modern nations - all countries in which he has lived - have recovered from these upheavals. Looking ahead to the gravest threats we face in the future, he investigates the risk that the United States, and the world, are squandering their natural advantages and are on a devastating path towards catastrophe. Is this fate inevitable? Or can we still learn from the lessons of the past?

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Crisis management.
Disasters--Political aspects.
World history.


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9780241003398 (hardback)

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Diamond, Jared M.,


Upheaval : how nations cope with crisis and change / Jared Diamond.

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London : Allen Lane, 2019.

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512 pages ; 24 cm

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Crisis management.

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Disasters--Political aspects.

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World history.

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