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...n this week’s reading were the specific examples of dissent in the nations of the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. These three nations all had something to lose and to gain during this period, making them key players in the conflict between capitalism and communism. These examples also provided an informative representation of how dissent was spreading throughout the world. It helped show that all power structures faced domestic conflict on top of their international one. It also helped emphasize how education contributed to the growing dissent. As people obtained more schooling and knowledge, they began to realize just how corrupt their government was. They were then able to organize and voice their concerns in large numbers, which gave them a better chance of being heard by someone important or someone who could help make the change they were asking for.
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