Cold War Conclusions
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Country whose population possesses a significant degree of cultural unity.
"Narrowly conceived faiths against every kind of interdependence, artificial social cooperation, and civic mutuality". Benjamin Barber "Jihad vs. McWorld"
"Onrush of economic and ecological forces that demand integration and uniformity...pressing the world into one commercially homogenous global network."Benjamin Barber "Jihad vs. McWorld"
Post Communist European countries such as East Germany, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia.
Communist Superpower, consisting of Russia and 14 other states that collapsed in 1991.
Ultimate political power over a designated territory.
Actions that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide.
The quest for ever-expanding markets, resulting in the push against national boundaries.
The rapid depletion of resources (minerals, soil, etc.) leave all nations desperate and dependent.
Use of technology to seek universal communication and solutions for problems.
Awareness of McWorld's impact on the environment and the corresponding inequality imposed on developing nations through regulations.
Strong feelings of pride in and devotion towards your country.
Marx and Lenin
Political philosophers who brought communism to Russia and the globe.
Pertains to a single group; narrow in interest, not broad.
National policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs.
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a belief system (religious, political, etc).
When a nation or groups political decisions are respected and honored by other nations.
"Openness". Soviet increased transparency in government institutions and activities within the USSR
Process designed to make people around the globe more "Americanized"(learning to dress, speak, & act like Americans)
Rule by the people, typically through the election of representatives to make and carry out laws.
Integration of cultural values and norms into new cultural aspects.
Government has total control over the lives of individual citizens.
Universal Rational Society
Modern world's concern with efficiency, predictability, statistics, and dehumanization.
Companies that produce and sell their goods/ services all over the world.
Broad principles or rules that govern human conduct.
Conflict between the U.S. and USSR that never resulted in direct battlefield confrontations.
Direct battles taking place in Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan during the Cold War.
People who wanted to have a separate, or different religious community/church.
Sectarian or small faction of a nation that imposes cultural or tribal values on the entire country.
Literal interpretation of the principles of faith that shape all aspects of one's life.
International exchanges free of government interference, rules, or regulations.
East German Neuses Forum
Communist dissenters living in East Germany in the late 1980s.
Soviet policy instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev to revitalize the Soviet economy: opening it up to more free trade.
When people feel greater allegiance and loyalty an ethnic group than a state.
1st, 2nd, 3rd World Countries
Language used during the Cold War to distinguish difference between nations (1st = Capitalist/Democratic, 2nd = Communist, 3rd = Developing).
Deeply opposed to political parties and politicians because of the idea that states are to be trusted.
Confederate Representative System
A weak global government system that unites nations under universal principles, but cannot tax, levy debts, or wage war.
When all members of a group or community participate collectively in making major decisions.
Blind and strict adherence to McWorld.
Blind and strict adherence to Jihad.
Indigenous Democratic Impulses
The desire for self-government, participation, consent, and representation.