The global balance of power shifted with the end of the Cold War. Wars, territorial disputes, ethnic and cultural conflicts, acts of terrorism, advances in technology, expansion of human rights, and changes in the global economy present new challenges.
25. Political and cultural groups have struggled to achieve self-governance and self-determination.
Political and cultural groups have struggled to achieve self- governance and self-determination in many places since 1991, including:
- Russia and the other former Soviet republics;
- South Africa;
- The former communist countries in Europe;
- Israel and Arab nations in the Middle East; and
- Northern Ireland.
Expectations for Learning
Select an example of a political or cultural group and explain how they struggled to achieve self-governance and self- determination.