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Introduction to Global Politics, 2nd Edition by Kirsten L. Taylor, Richard W. Mansbach

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1521–32

1754–63

1806–26

1807

1884–85

1899–1902

1947

Spanish conquest of the Americas

French and Indian War

Decolonization of Latin America

Slave trade declared illegal

Congress of Berlin

Boer War

Indian independence

5

The global south

In November 2006, China invited African leaders to Beijing, where President Hu Jintao announced a broad aid package including $5 billion in new loans, debt relief, and technical assistance. China's interest in Africa has skyrocketed in recent years. China has become Africa's leading trading partner, having increased bilateral trade from $14.6 billion in 2000 to over $100 billion in 2010.1 China ...

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