The World War And The Cold War

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The role of states has forever been evolving but the impact that the last four decades of transformation create on states is both drastic and exceptional. States have been empowered by varied economic, political and social powers from the very inception of human society. They developed into strong agents of influence but this role soon changed after the Second World War and the cold war. The Capitalist and the Communist stood amidst tussle under the umbrella of super powers- USSR and the USA, focused only on its military and domestic power. The inception of UN Charter developed out of need for regulated peaceful international order after the Second World War didn’t gain much momentum till the end of Cold War. Initially, it was USA and the USSR regulating the limited economic and political interaction. However, the end of Cold war in the 1990s led to political division of the world into powerful modern states. The creation of new modern-states saw hope for better international society, marked not only by economic exchange but also by political cooperation after the dilution of superpower deadlock. The collapse of Soviet Union led to the formation of modern states - states with liberal, representative democracy constituting the network of transnational development and interconnecting global society. Goods, Capital, People, Knowledge, communication, weapons, crime, beliefs rapidly moved across territorial boundaries (McGrew, 1992). As rightly said, “Today, these modern-states
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