Political Globalization after WWII and its Effects on the Contemporary World


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Political Globalization after World War II and its Effects on the Contemporary World
World War II was a dramatic event for the entire global community that created reverberations that continue to echo today: it ushered to an end European colonialism; it saw the near-destruction of Germany and its partition into two separate states; it saw the rise of the United States and USSR to super power status; it saw the end of Great Britain as a great global power; and it marked the end of imperial Japan. At the same time, its impact upon civilian populations – like European Jews – cannot be under-estimated. The paper will not touch upon all of these things, but it will talk about the following contemporary phenomena that emerged out of the War: the...
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.....saw an end to nation-states as sovereign actors. The war did break the yoke of the Europeans over the global south, but it merely replaced one foreign power with another foreign power controlled by a security council of great powers. In some ways, political globalization sparked the arrival of a new kind of world that was not altogether different from the old one.
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