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Rwanda and Srebrenica
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Rwanda and Srebrenica

Rwanda and Srebrenica: While examining the evolution of UN peacekeeping two cases stand out. Out of the more than fifty cases since 1945 these two cases calls for special attention and that is the genocide that happened in Rwanda in 1994 and the brutal killing of about eight thousand Bosnian Moslems in Srebrenica in Bosnia…

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Regionalization of UN Peacekeeping
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The Growing Regionalization of UN Peacekeeping

The Growing Regionalization of UN Peacekeeping The United Nations have been criticised on many grounds as far as the peacekeeping operations are concerned. There have been so many unsuccessful operations and it could be attributed to lack of resources and overstress due to the number and enormity of the peacekeeping operations. One method that has…

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UN Peacekeeping
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Resurgence of UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium

Resurgence of UN Peacekeeping in the New Millennium: After the let-downs in Rwanda and Yugoslavia during the 1990s, there was a major downscaling of the UN peacekeeping.  The size of the blue helmets volunteers in the field was condensed from the earlier 70,000 to 14,000. In 1999 there was a rapid swell in demand for…

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Challenges to Soviet
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Soviet Control: Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Stalinist economic system began to stagnate in USSR and Europe by late 1950s and they could not deliver all that was promised. This was truer for governments where USSR imposed its system. Polish economists were the first to voice the need for reforms but their leader Gomulka refused to initiate the reforms. Hungary implemented more…

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Domestic policies and impact
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Domestic Policies and Impacts

Domestic Policies and Impacts Domestic policies and impact: Single Party states came up after the European countries gave up their control over the countries in Asia and Africa. The new states were greatly influenced by communism and even the dictatorial rule in Germany, Italy, Cuba and many other places. Some of these states tried to…

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