This course analyses the role of conflict in society from 1946 – 2000. It focuses on the ideas that produced social and political upheaval and the impact of this upheaval on various groups. Specific themes and topics to be addressed include: the Cold War, Korea, the Middle East, Vietnam, competing nationalisms, genocide, contemporary civil wars and the new order. Course content will clearly demonstrate how society, after 1945, was affected by two world wars and how this war experience continued to dominate global politics well into the 21st century. Multimedia lectures with rare photos and videos. No textbook required.