Unformatted text preview: excessive and often self-defeating. Monday November 7, 2011 E.P. Thompson - The Cold War has been a received condition, which has set the first premises of politics and ideology. Most people assume that the condition will persist far into the 21 st century, for the full length of their own lifetimes, if war does not supervene.” The Cold War Ends -The end of the Cold War was one of the great transforming events of the twentieth century. It was equivalent to WWII in its effects on the structure of the international system, but it occurred without war.” o Joseph Ny P. 138 Why did the Cold War End? The most important event of the last half of the twentieth century, yet few anticipated: -The dissolution of the Soviet Empire: o Spanned 11 time zones. o 15 Republics....
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- Cold War, Persian Gulf region, oil-rich Persian Gulf