New World Order

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Phrase used by President George Bush, in a speech made in September 1990, calling for a new era of international cooperation. It reflected optimism after the end of the the Cold War, and his wish to avoid the need for a unilateral US response to the Gulf War crisis. The mood of optimism soon dissipated, and the approach to international cooperation was not shared by Bush's son, President George W. Bush, when faced with his own crisis in Iraq.

Subjects: Politics.

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