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Revolution and World OrderThe Revolutionary State in International Society$
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David Armstrong

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198275282

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198275285.001.0001

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The Revolt Against the West and International Society

The Revolt Against the West and International Society

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(p.158) 5 The Revolt Against the West and International Society
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Revolution and World Order
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DOI:10.1093/0198275285.003.0006

The Second World War was followed by a new kind of challenge to international society from radical and revolutionary Third World states. Sukarno's Indonesia, Castro's Cuba, Mao's China, Gaddafi's Libya, and Khomeini's Islamic Revolution in Iran all displayed different aspects of this challenge. All shared an underlying perception of world politics in terms of an ongoing conflict between rich and poor, oppressed and oppressors, and old and new, which made them advocates of international revolution in some form. All encountered strong opposition from the US.

Keywords:   China, Cuba, Indonesia, international revolution, Iran, Islamic Revolution, Libya, USA

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