The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times

Название: The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times
Автор: Odd Westad
Издательство: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521853648
Год: 2007
Формат: PDF
Страниц: 498
Для сайта: afrocom.ru
Размер: 44.5 МБ
Язык: Английский

The Cold War between the former Soviet Union and the United States indelibly shaped the world we live in today--especially international politics, economics, and military affairs. This volume shows how the globalization of the Cold War during the 20th century created the foundations for most of today's key international conflicts, including the "war on terror." Odd Arne Westad examines the origins and course of Third World revolutions and the ideologies that drove the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. towards interventionism. He focuses on how these interventions gave rise to resentments and resistance that, in the end, helped to topple one and to seriously challenge the other superpower. In addition, he demonstrates how these worldwide interventions determined the international and domestic framework within which political, social and cultural changes took place in such countries as China, Indonesia, Iran, Ethiopia, Angola, Cuba, and Nicaragua.

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