Hist of Cold War 9_1

Hist of Cold War 9_1 - Hist of Cold War 9/1/09 Contemporary...

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Hist of Cold War 9/1/09 Contemporary Meanings of Cold War -cold war associated to Russian mentality/behavior, nt American [dominant, aggressive] > Russian actions -“new cold war” -tension btw Russia and western pwrs [western Europe and us] -Central to this is russian’s contrl on natural resources tht west is dependant upon - way of exerting influence, manipulating western European pwrs - is this accurate way of using “cold war”? b/c soviet action was different fr this; does economic dominance equate to “Cold war”? - cold war associated w putin [1917-1901] political cartoon (usually 1947-1901) - putin’s assertiveness depicted as a characteristic of cold war - cold war, however defined, continues to exert a strong influence on how Americans conceptualize relations btw US and Russia, even after years of it ending - Russian assertiveness [economic, sphere of influence around it] - cold war defined by Russian actions Political scientist perception of cold war -Geopolitical rivalry/competition btw soviet and western pwrs; started in late 40s and ended 89’ -Bipolar conflict; structure of pwr in world revolved around 2 superpwrs by pssesion of
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