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Contemporary World
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  • Authored by: William E. Burns
  • From the Series: History of the World
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  • ISBN-10: 1438183585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-8358-9
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2020
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

An ideal companion for students of world history, Contemporary World explores world history since the end of World War II. The central role played by Europe in global affairs gave way to new international power relations after the war. Initially a cold war between two superpowers, the Soviet-led communist alliance and the American-led capitalist alliance, shaped international politics. After the fall of the Soviet Union the integration of national economies into one single global system accelerated. This volume explores the post-war recovery and creation of international organizations; the cold war; decolonization and the nonaligned movement; religious, cultural, and social trends; the fall of the Soviet Union; globalization; and contemporary challenges.

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About the Author(s)

William E. Burns earned his Ph.D. in British history from the University of California at Davis. His many publications include An Age of Wonders: Prodigies, Politics, and Providence in England, 1657–1727The Scientific Revolution: An Encyclopedia; Science in the Enlightenment; and Witch Hunts in Europe and America.

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