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The Revolt Against the West and International Society

David Armstrong

in Revolution and World Order

Published in print June 1993 | ISBN: 9780198275282
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598739 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198275285.003.0006
 The Revolt Against the West and International Society

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The Second World War was followed by a new kind of challenge to international society from radical and revolutionary Third World states. Sukarno's Indonesia, Castro's Cuba, Mao's China, Gaddafi's Libya, and Khomeini's Islamic Revolution in Iran all displayed different aspects of this challenge. All shared an underlying perception of world politics in terms of an ongoing conflict between rich and poor, oppressed and oppressors, and old and new, which made them advocates of international revolution in some form. All encountered strong opposition from the US.

Keywords: China; Cuba; Indonesia; international revolution; Iran; Islamic Revolution; Libya; USA

Chapter.  15804 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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