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Lecture number:
3
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Arizona
Course:
Pol 202 - International Relations

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POL 202 Int Relations Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I II III The Cold War Unlike WWI results of WWII were conclusive US and Soviet Union left as only remaining military powers IV Seeds of Cold War in Yalta a Yalta Conference Feb 1945 i Issues ii Four zones for Germany and Berlin b Invasion of Poland that set off WWII Superpowers Emerge The blocs consolidate Development of Nuclear Weapons Berlin Airlift of 1949 V VI VII VIII Outline of Current Lecture I Cold War Ends a Ronald Raegan takes office b Mikhail Grobachev takes power in USSR in 1985 c Worldwide Economic Developments d New Diplomatic Changes II Post Cold War 1991 Present a Interests b Interactions c Institutions d What will shape our world in the future e American Predominance and Challenges to it Current Lecture I The Cold War Ends a Ronald Raegan takes office in 1991 b Mikhail Gorbachev takes power in USSR in 1985 i Improves relations with US ii Enacts internal reforms in USSR and Socialist bloc iii By 191 the Soviet Union itself had dissolved c Worldwide Economic Developments i Cross border trade and investment increases 1 western Europe begin to remove barriers to trade and later establish a common currency the euro in 2002 ii in the 1900s and early 200s countries begin to globalize iii Globalization 1 Communist world begin to embrace globalization and capitalist economic reforms 2 Most countries begin to accept globalization in general principle a National economies integrate into the world economy d New Diplomatic Challenges i Military Diplomatic conflicts continue when Iraq invades Kuwait in 1990 1 The UN Security Council and Arab League condemn the invasion 2 UN sets withdrawal deadline which Iraq ignores 3 UN authorizes use of all necessary means 4 US leads coalition that defeats Iraq ii During the 1900s the UN continues to involve itself in military diplomatic and humanitarian issues 1 Success and failures but helped establish hope for more international cooperation iii Tensions between



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