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WATCH: Decolonization and the Cold War through an Asian Lens

In this video, Steve Lee explains how the Cold War and decolonization played out in Asia. The video pays particular attention to anti-colonial and Cold War conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. The roots of both conflicts lay in the colonial era, and in both conflicts, the United States and Soviet Union supported different sides. The video examines several important anti-colonial leaders in both places and lays out the complex Cold War politics of both conflicts.

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