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The era of decolonization was concurrent to the Cold War, including ideological struggles between the United States and its allies against the Soviet Union and its allies. The Cold War had a dramatic impact on the process of decolonization, with the United States favoring anti-communist movements over anti-imperialist ones and the influence of both socialism and communism on a number of anti-imperial movements. Reflect on your readings to this point as well as the following article:
Suri, Jeremi. The Cold War, Decolonization, and Global Social Awakenings: Historical Intersections (Links to an external site.). Cold War History 6, no. 3 (August 2006): 353-363. MasterFILE Premier, EBSCOhost, University of Arizona Global Campus Library.
AND the following:
Guan, Ang Cheng. The Vietnam War, 1962-64: The Vietnamese Communist Perspective (Links to an external site.). Journal of Contemporary History 35, no. 4 (2000): 601-18. JSTOR, University of Arizona Global Campus Library.
It is recommended that you choose an article that can also be used for your final paper next week.
After completing your research, write a two- to three page essay that accomplishes the following in either the Algerian, Vietnamese, or West Indian Contexts:
Analyze how independence, anti-imperial, and affiliated movements were seen by at least one of the superpowers (United States or USSR) during the Cold War.
Evaluate the relationship between the former colony and the former imperial power within the context of the Cold War.
Assess the impact of the Cold War, if any, on the people of the former colony you chose.
Make sure to include an introduction with a distinct thesis statement and a conclusion which summarizes your argument. Please use at least 2 secondary and 2 primary sources in your paper; these sources should be drawn from the materials required in the first two weeks of class. You may do additional library research, but it is not required.
The Decolonization and the Cold War paper:
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to Chicago Manual Style (Links to an external site.) (CMS) or APA style (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least two secondary and two primary sources from the sources required for the course.The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document all sources in CMS Download CMSor APA style (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to CMS Download CMSor APA styl