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WATCH: Unit 8 Overview

The Second World War ended more definitively than the First, and the new United Nations presented a hope for avoiding for avoiding a Third. To some degree, it succeeded. But the two great victors of the war—the United States and the Soviet Union—circled and poked at each other for more than half a century. They did this partly by taking opposite sides in struggles for independence happening in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.

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