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The End of the Second World War and the Shaping of Geopolitics in East Asia


Seventy years since the end of the Second World War, its legacy is ever-more relevant across East Asia

The end of the Second World War in Asia came so quickly that there was no time for the Allies to work out the shape of the new regional order. Indeed, the subsequent fall of the Nationalist Chinese regime and the isolation in Asia of the People’s Republic of China meant that no such integrated order was established, with the US instead playing the dominant organising role. In this article, Rana Mitter explores how, in the years since the end of the Cold War, a rising China

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