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I. The Thematic Framework

IX. Political and Military Affairs after 1945

This theme focuses on post-World War II events in United States history. It covers such facets as the aftermath of the war, the formation of the United Nations, the restructuring of world systems, the Korean Conflict, the "Cold War" between the United States and its allies and the Soviet Union and the emergence of the United States as the leader of the Free World. (Because this time period is so recent, individual facets will need to be determined and reevaluated with the perspective that will inevitably come with greater distance in time from these events.

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