OBJECTIVES Political and Military Cooperation Economic Cooperation
Political & Military Cooperation Cold War: created global/regional organizations. United Nations: world peace organization. Nations contribute troops. Security Council: veto power (USA, FR, UK, RU, CH)
Regional Military Alliances Era of 2 Superpowers: physically, economically, militarily enormous. AKA BIPOLAR Balance of Power: equal strength btw opposing alliances. RESIST & DIE! Proxy wars (Germany, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Cuba)
Military Cooperation In Europe North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO16) vs Warsaw Pact (14) (OSCE) Org. on Security and Cooperation in Europe (mini UN for Europe) (OAS) Org. of Amer. States (promotes links) (AU) African Union, primarily economic dev. Common Wealth: 52 former Brit. colonies
Economic Cooperation Bye Bye Bipolar! New balance of power is more economical. (EU) European Union, rebuild Europe post war (free trade, banking, common currency, common prices borderless) wealthiest global economy COMECON/ Council for Mutual Eco Ass. (trade and sharing resources)
3 Upcoming Superstars and a White Dwarf? B.R.I.C. (Economic Alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China) What do they have in common?
THE END but wait Should there be rules of engagement in total war? Justify your position.