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A New Mongolia in a New World

Morris Rossabi

in Modern Mongolia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780520243996
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938625 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520243996.003.0008
A New Mongolia in a New World

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Much needed to be done after the transition from communism to democracy to link landlocked Mongolia more firmly to the outside world, and especially to establish good relations with the great powers. Proponents of a pure market system such as Davaadorjiin Ganbold and Prime Ministers Mendsaikhany Enkhsaikhan and Nambaryn Enkhbayar have tended to emphasize cooperation with the United States and the West, while reformers such as Sanjaasürengiin Oyun, Hashbat Hulan, and Tömöröchiryn Erdenebileg have supported a more balanced policy that stresses the need for contacts with the other countries of the so-called Third World and recognizes Mongolia's traditional relations with China and Russia. However, the withdrawal of Russian troops did not erase the historical antagonisms between the two peoples and governments, and a great deal remained to be negotiated.

Keywords: Mongolia; China; Russia; communism; democracy; historical antagonism; Davaadorjiin Ganbold; United States; Sanjaasürengiin Oyun

Chapter.  9725 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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