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World History : in 6 Vol. : Vol. 6.  Contemporaneity and Global Problems of Mankind : Study Guide World History : in 6 Vol. : Vol. 6. Contemporaneity and Global Problems of Mankind : Study Guide

L. Vasilyev

World History : in 6 Vol. : Vol. 6. Contemporaneity and Global Problems of Mankind : Study Guide

KDU

Moskva, 2015, 714 pages

ISBN: 978-5-98227-855-5

The sixth Volume is devoted to the events of the period after World War II and analysis of complicated problems of contemporary history (the middle of 20th cent. – beginning of 21st cent.). The “Cold War”, changes in the political map of the world, the rapid processes of decolonization and the emerging challenges of integration of yesterday’s colonies into the space of developed countries are the major milestones of this period. We are witnessing the events described by the author. They are: the collapse of socialist ideology, acceleration of globalization, the expansion of the Islamic world, strengthening the position of its radical extremist wing, events of the Arab spring in 2010s. The final part of the Volume deals with the complexity of the problems of today and the challenges that humanity may face in the near future. The author also focuses on the circumstances leading to aggravating these problems in prospect. The book is meant for undergraduate and graduate students of the Departments of History, Humanities and Social Studies of the Universities, lecturers, as well as for all readership interested in history.

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