n Journal for Contemporary History - "Another world is possible!" Resistance to the universal acceptance of globalisation - an investigative perspective




The sudden and rather unexpected collapse of communism at the end of the 1980schanged the way in which future political affairs would be conducted. Not only didit bring an end to the ideologically motivated Cold War struggle between the Westand communism, but it also promoted the spread of democracy across many partsof the world. After the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, PresidentGeorge Bush of the United States euphorically announced that the Cold War erawould be replaced with what he termed as the "New World Order".


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