POLB80H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: European Security Strategy, Baltic States, Liberal Democracy

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Chapter 4: From the Cold War to The World Economic Crisis
INTRODUCTION
Pg. 68 the economic crisis that tore through the world’s financial system in 2009 leaving long-term
problems
THE END OF THE COLD WAR
- Ending WW1 (1919), WW2 (1945), cold war (1989)
- Cold war international order was left between 2 super orders
- USSR socialist, US capitalist
- Bipolar system after 1947
- USSR and US never directly engaged in armed hostilities
THE USA IN A WORLD WITHOUT BALANCE
Pg. 69 globalization a notion that had barely been used before 1989, communism’s collapse, opened
closed planned economies
Unipolar system in the end
- The new world order which the US had privileged position ‘hyperpower’
Pg. 70 some say other great powers would in time emerge to balance the US
- Some say countries enjoy special advantage in every sphere, US hegemony would last into 21st
century
- US remained a superpower without a mission
EUROPE: A WORK IN PROGRESS
- Europe concern managing the new enlarged space that had been created as a result of the
events in 1989. They were the real beneficiaries of what happened
- States of Eastern Europe had the right of self-determination
Pg. 71 European Security and Defence Policy in 1998, European Security Strategy
- The Lisbon Treaty (late 2009) advocated the creation of new posts that would glue the EU more
voice
RUSSIA: FROM YELTSIN TO PUTIN AND MEDVEDEV
Pg. 72 Russia a declining power with diminishing economic ideological assets
- Developed Western-style privatization, 1930 style depression
- Yeltsin trying o turn Russia into Western dependency and not standing up for Russia’s national
interest
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Chapter 4: from the cold war to the world economic crisis. 68 the economic crisis that tore through the world"s financial system in 2009 leaving long-term problems. Ending ww1 (1919), ww2 (1945), cold war (1989) Cold war international order was left between 2 super orders. Ussr and us never directly engaged in armed hostilities. 69 globalization a notion that had barely been used before 1989, communism"s collapse, opened closed planned economies. The new world order which the us had privileged position hyperpower". 70 some say other great powers would in time emerge to balance the us. Some say countries enjoy special advantage in every sphere, us hegemony would last into 21st century. Us remained a superpower without a mission. Europe concern managing the new enlarged space that had been created as a result of the events in 1989. They were the real beneficiaries of what happened. States of eastern europe had the right of self-determination.

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