– A SUPERPOWER LEADING THE (FREE) WORLD AFTER WWII –

 

INTRODUCTION: A superpower taking roots in the course of 20th century

Since the end of WWI, the US power had been growing and increasing more and more. The Second World War is an opportunity for American authorities to take roots as one of the two victorious superpowers. They highly contribute to the creation of the United Nations (instead of the League of Nations) – so as to solve the conflicts and guarantee peace all over the world. Nevertheless, soon after the “pacification” of Europe, the Cold War breaks out as an echo to the alliances break up.

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– GLOBALIZATION AT WORK –

CASE STUDY ON BRITISH PETROLEUM AND TERRITORIAL STRATEGIES OF THE TNCs

 

 

INTRODUCTION: TNCs and their territorial strategies

The globalization process has been developing for years. Yet, it cannot be considered a homogeneous process insofar as it reinforces inequalities between territories and societies. The Trans-National Corporations highly contribute to the increasing of these inequalities – but they also represent numerous advantages for the countries they are established in (such as the LEDCs, for instance).

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MEMORIES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

History is a means to understand and to work on the past (with as much objectivity as it can be) – and on its consequences – whereas memory is a way to unify a group, and to give a specific and coherent identity to a community. That’s why the latter is inevitably biased and subjective. To what extent the “memories” of the Second World War can be linked to “history” and to historical work? Should we consider that they are in contradiction to one another – or may they complement each other?

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