sources of stability - Sources of Stability(Post War 1 Europe Divided Decentered Defended 2 Economic Recovery 3 The Welfare State United Nations

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Sources of Stability (Post War) 1. Europe Divided, Decentered, Defended 2. Economic Recovery 3. The Welfare State United Nations Marshall Plan NATO/Warsaw Pact Nuremberg Tribunals Once WWII was over, it seemed as if this was going to be WWI all over again, just worse More people killed Civilization torn apart Major cities have been destroyed Mighty Railroad system shattered The way they were killed—death camps, forced labor, etc. Enormous amount of refugees from Germany (10 million), Soviet Union, and other central/Eastern European nations Some forced to go back to Soviet Union, where they were killed Deep sense of pessimism—not a series of peace treaties At end of First World War, western armies had faulted by not intervening in Europe, which allowed seeds to be planted for WWII All Allies had access to nuclear weapons capable of mass destruction—future conflict? In Eastern Europe—rapid movement of creation of Communist states

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