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Room 104.01 Revolution and Decolonisation

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The period covered by this presentation of the Collection (1962–1982) is notable for the spread of social conflict and for the way intellectual interest diversified towards various areas of the world. While earlier decades of the 20th Century – particularly since the beginning of the Cold War – had been dominated by the conflict dynamic between powers in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe, the USA and the Soviet Union), unfolding historical events were creating a newly expanded world of complexity and plurality: on the one hand, there was the decolonization of African countries, and on the other was the addition to the geopolitical chessboard of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly after the Cuban Revolution.