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Remaking the world : decolonization and the Cold War

Title
Remaking the world : decolonization and the Cold War / Jessica M. Chapman.
ISBN
9780813197487
0813197481
9780813197623
0813197627
9780813197494
9780813197500
Publication
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary
"Between 1945 and 1965, more than fifty nations declared their independence from colonial rule. At the height of the Cold War, the global process of decolonization complicated US-Soviet relations, while Soviet and American interventionism transformed the decolonizing process. Remaking the World examines the connections between the Cold War and decolonization, which helped define the post-World War II global order. Drawing on new scholarship, this comprehensive study provides a chronological overview from World War I to the Soviet collapse and highlights key developments in the international system as decolonization unfolded in tandem with the Cold War. Through six carefully selected case studies-India, Egypt, the Congo, Vietnam, Angola, and Iran-historian Jessica M. Chapman addresses the shifting of Soviet, American, Chinese, and Cuban policies, the centrality of modernization, the role of the United Nations, the often-outsized influence of regional actors like Israel and South Africa, and seminal post-Vietnam War shifts in the international system. Each of the case studies analyzes at least one geopolitical turning point, demonstrating that the Cold War and decolonization were mutually constitutive processes in which local, national, and regional developments altered the superpower competition. Chapman presents a picture of the complexities of international relations and the ways in which local communist and democratic movements differed from their Soviet and American ties, as did their visions for independence and success"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Chapman, Jessica M. (Jessica Miranda), 1977- Remaking the world Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2023]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 08, 2024
Series
Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace.
Studies in conflict, diplomacy, and peace
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Decolonization and the Cold War : contesting the global order
India : the promises and perils of nonalignment
Egypt : the crush of Arab nationalism
The Congo : a moral defeat in the heart of Africa
Vietnam : Cold War crucible
Angola : a tangled web in southern Africa
Iran : a case of "occidentosis".
Genre/Form
History.
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