A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
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From Friends to Foes
The two most powerful Allies of World War II came to oppose one another in the Cold War.
Economic development created wealthy consumer societies.
To the Brink, Again and Again
The confrontations between the two superpowers continued result in violence.
Letting Go and Holding On
The Western empires fell apart, but Western dominance continues.
Latin America coped with the superior power of the United States.
The Uneasy Understanding
Detente cooled tensions of the Cold War.