Cold War Germany, the Third World, and the Global by Young-sun Hong

By Young-sun Hong

This booklet examines festival and collaboration between Western powers, the socialist bloc, and the 3rd international for regulate over humanitarian reduction courses throughout the chilly battle. Young-sun Hong's research reevaluates the confirmed parameters of German heritage. at the one hand, worldwide humanitarian efforts functioned as an enviornment for a three-way political energy fight. at the different, they gave upward push to transnational areas that allowed for multidimensional social and cultural encounters. Hong paints an unforeseen view of the worldwide humanitarian regime: Algerian insurgents flown to East Germany for treatment, barefoot chinese language medical professionals in Tanzania, and West and East German medical professionals operating jointly within the Congo. She additionally presents a wealthy research of the reviews of African trainees and Asian nurses within the Germanys. This e-book brings an urgently wanted ancient viewpoint to modern debates on worldwide governance, which principally predicament humanitarianism, international future health, South-North relationships, and international migration.

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9 In the first half of the 20th century, however, the imperial, colonial order that had taken its modern form across the long 19th century was disrupted by a quickening stream of events. ”10 The industrialized mass violence of World War I called into question the self-evidence of Western ideas of humanity, civilization, and law. 12 In the eyes of many Westerners, these events conjured up the specter of a global race war. After 1919, colonial rule was reproduced in neocolonial form by the mandate system set up under the auspices of the League of Nations.

12 In the eyes of many Westerners, these events conjured up the specter of a global race war. After 1919, colonial rule was reproduced in neocolonial form by the mandate system set up under the auspices of the League of Nations. ”13 In this legal doctrine of trusteeship, the continued domination and exploitation of the non-European world was apostrophized as a sacred trust of civilization in which the European metropolitan powers were asked to assume the burden of setting backward cultures with their surplus lives on the path to the civilized world of work, discipline, and hygiene.

This new attitude was already evident at the First Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Conference, which met in Cairo from December 26, 1957, to January 1, 1958. ”98 The address by Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, entitled “From Port Said to the World,” can be read as an attempt to “de-provincialize” Africa. As Egyptian minister of state (and later president) Anwar El Sadat proclaimed in his address to the conference, “gone forever is the time when the destinies of war and peace were decided in few European capitals.

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