The Story of Mankind - Chapter 72 through Chapter 77 Summary & Analysis

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Chapter 72 through Chapter 77 Summary and Analysis

In "A Turbulent Peace", armistice is finally concluded following the Korean War after years of debate. In 1954, the Western European Union comes into being as a gathering of nations against Communism, while in 1955, the Warsaw Treaty Organization is organized of several Communist nations. Stalin dies in 1953, and Malenkov replaces him with a more tolerant view of Western culture. Nikita Khrushchev comes to power in 1964, and relations improve more. However, in Germany, Russian controlled East Berlin riots over their conditions under Communist rule. Similar riots occur in Poland, and in Budapest in 1956. China begins to exert power as a communist state, while Japan shows record growth in development as a democratic nation. The United States, too, continues to be a vast power as they help the world fight communism and form democratic governments through N.A.T.O...

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