American Power after the Berlin Wall by T. Henriksen

By T. Henriksen

This e-book surveys the transformation and projection of yank strength overseas because the cave in of the Berlin Wall. It summarizes U.S. dealing with of the Soviet Union's disintegration and covers the final seventeen years of U.S. interventions and conflicts.

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