HUM 102 week 11: 20th century - Postwar period, Cold Decolonization process: Most European colonies in Africa and
Asia gained independence. Some established close relations
with different Cold War rivals; others, like India, were
AGE OF REVOLUTIONS Week 07: HUM 102.
The various wars between European rivals in the mid18th century (War of the Austrian Succession, Seven
Years' War, etc.) required great sums of money.
Britain, though victorious, was especially hard
pressed. The govern
HUM 102 week 11: 20th century - Postwar period,
Arms race: By then the Soviets had nuclear weapons and
from then on Russia and the United States engaged in a
major arms race.
Changes in the 20th century:
1. Geopolitical hegemony of the West in a