The United States After The Cold War

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The United States after the cold war was (“an era that ended when the Soviet Union collapsed on Dec. 31, 1991”.) The confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union defined the Cold War period. (The collapse of Europe framed that confrontation). After World War II, the Soviet and American armies kept Europe busy. The post cold war had two phases that happen two years apart. The first one was from Dec 31, 1991. The second phrase lasted until September 11, 2001 (9/11) and until now. The initial phase of the post-Cold War world was built on two assumptions. (“The first assumption was that the United States was the dominant political and military power but that such power was less significant than before, since economics was the new focus. The second phase still revolved around the three Great Powers — the United States, China and Europe — but involved a major shift in the worldview of the United States, which then assumed that pre-eminence included the power to reshape the Islamic world through military action while China and Europe single-mindedly focused on economic matters.”) After the Cold War, the United States was withdrawing from Afghanistan and having a second thought on the relationship between global preminence and global omnipotence. Things that happen in 1991 will never be the same again. The Gulf War was an international conflict that was caused by Iraq’s invasion by Kuwait on Aug 2, 1990. A response from the U.S was that the United States and its…
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