The Emergence of the World

The Emergence of the World - The Emergence of the Third...

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The Emergence of the “Third World”: Decolonization and the Cold War Negative consequences of Cold War Having a relationship with either the U.S. or Soviet Union would cause economic problems “neo-colonialism”- former European colonies finds itself politically independent but economy controlled by some outside country Support for authoritarian governments rather than those who will be more responsive to what the people need Both the U.S. and Soviet Union would back different sides that are already in conflict or put countries in conflict in order to advance their own interests against other opponents U.S. culture is being spread throughout the world, big concern for local cultural leaders Positive Third world countries were able to extract resources from both countries by playing each other against themselves Negotiating the Bi-Polar World: 1945-1975 U.S./Soviet Power and the Third World If you were the leader of one of these new independent countries, you would find your
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course HIST 1214 taught by Professor Mjalexander during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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