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- 1. World War II and the destruction of the old order
- 2. The origins of the Cold War in Europe, 1945–50
- 3. Towards ‘Hot War’ in Asia, 1945–50
- 4. A global Cold War, 1950–8
- 5. From confrontation to detente, 1958–68
- 6. Cold wars at home
- 7. The rise and fall of superpower detente, 1968–79
- 8. The final phase, 1980–90