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Cold War Politics and Beyond

International politics had undergone dramatic changes after the end of the Second World War. The domination of Europe in international politics had diminished, and new non-European powers emerged. Until the Second World War, several European states such as Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Netherlands determined and controlled events in international politics. But the Second World War changed everything. Europe was most affected, as the war was fought in that continent. The long war damaged the economy of most European nations, and when it finally ended in 1945, these nations were devastated politically and economically. Europe, the centre of attention and power in international politics for a long time, ...

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