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Edited by: Deborah Kalb

In: Guide to U.S. Elections 7th Edition

Chapter 4: Politics and Issues, 1945–2014

Edited by: Deborah Kalb

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483380346.n6

Subject: Elections

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Politics and Issues, 1945–2014
Politics and issues, 1945–2014

What an extraordinary seven decades it was. For much of the period the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a cold war. Then suddenly the war was over, the Soviet Union collapsed, and the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. Economic boom times mingled with recessions. Until a Republican revolution in the 1990s proved otherwise, Democrats for much of the time appeared to be the permanent majority in ...

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