Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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A Surprise Ending
The Cold War ceased suddenly and unexpectedly.
Searching for Stability
The creation of the European Union during and after the Cold War brought peace and prosperity to much of Europe.
An Unexpected Revival
Nationalism in the Post-Cold War era revived old and creates new conflicts.
Haves and Cannots
Economic troubles increased in industrialized nations.
Values of Violence
Despite hopes for peace dividends, conflicts broke out over ethnic identity and political ideology.