HIST 304 Lecture Notes - Liu Shaoqi, Cambodian Civil War, Mao Zedong

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
McGill University
Department
History
Course
HIST 304
End of Cold War in East Asia
Terms: Hallstein, Zhou Enlai, Jiang Qing, Deng Xiaoping, Liu Shaoqi,
Hua Guofeng, Richter, Beria, SALT II, Jimmy Carter, Tet, Sihanouk,
Lon Nol, Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot (Saloth Sar), Kampuchea (Cambodia),
Yunnan
End of the begins in 1979 with John Paul II, ends in (Nov 9) 1989 with
the end of the Soviet Union & fall of Berlin Wall
End of the cold war in east Asia occurred within a few months in 1979.
Middle East 1979-1983
What should we look for to know if the cold war is over?
Many of the remaining vestiges of the cold war actually
predated the cold war (ex. Cuban-American hostilities,
Taiwan, etc.)
Fall of Berlin Wall did not undermine the underlying causes of
the Cold War.
When did the Cold War end? What distinguished post-cold war period
from Cold War period?
East Asia
3 fundamental development
Antagonistic relationship between US and China
Appearance of communist lead national liberation movements ceased
Region experiences tremendous growth and economic prosperity
Middle East
Rise of Islamism as a major political force
o Emergence after collapse of ottoman empire. Also came
into strength after six day war.
1979-1983 (Thursday)
Europe
Two big developments
Division of European land mass came to an end allowing
people, trade and ideas to flow between east and west,
created possibility for NATO and EU
Communism collapsed almost in uniform action in E. Europe
and Soviet Union
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Terms: hallstein, zhou enlai, jiang qing, deng xiaoping, liu shaoqi, Hua guofeng, richter, beria, salt ii, jimmy carter, tet, sihanouk, Lon nol, khmer rouge, pol pot (saloth sar), kampuchea (cambodia), End of the begins in 1979 with john paul ii, ends in (nov 9) 1989 with the end of the soviet union & fall of berlin wall. End of the cold war in east asia occurred within a few months in 1979. Many of the remaining vestiges of the cold war actually predated the cold war (ex. Fall of berlin wall did not undermine the underlying causes of the cold war. Appearance of communist lead national liberation movements ceased. Rise of islamism as a major political force: emergence after collapse of ottoman empire. Also came into strength after six day war. Division of european land mass came to an end allowing people, trade and ideas to flow between east and west, created possibility for nato and eu.

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