many countries came out of the war with a lack of economic dominance. Was easier
to negotiate independence rather than to keep the countries to themselves.
anti-colonial war, socialism versus democracy war north Koreans freedom from
portugal was never involved in WWII so they did not feel obligated to give up their
holdings. Hence the brutal cival wars in Angola and Mozambique
indian independance 1947- picking up to 1950- h
the newly independent countries had trouble after their independence
colonies were used as people resources and markets
did not have a strong economy. dependant upon export, primary
resources(agriculture, forestry and mining) had very little steel, consumables etc,
stuff that a self sufficnet economy needs.
population is now counting on you for something better after and with
the cold war
spheres of influence
what they did is they tried to try and peddle their competing ideologies about the
good life. They were allowing for extra-political relationships to the countries that
would enter into relatonships with them. They were looking for allies.
Fear that the cold war will turn hot
geo-geographical , getting particular territories for specific advantages. Deep water
many people died during the cold war, very few were American or soviet. Preffered
to fight eachother through proxy wars
having a war in a territory between one territory funded by the usa, the other by the
angola, korea, Vietnam, Greece, Namibia, congo, sri lanka, Indonesia, Mozambique,
the americans sent their own soldiers, although the other side was not the Russian (
following the terrible defeat, the usa had to come up with alternative ways to come
up wth getting as many countries as they could on their side.
began to try to manipulate politics around the world using different types of
strategies, coups- overthrowing, are part of an attempt to maintain control in
chile, Guatemala, iran, etc usa backed, provoked violence on the ground and civil
these people want a third path, independent nations, relating with whoever offers
the best deal. Turns out when you look broadly, this seems to guarantee violence,
warring did not permit third way.