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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS- Peaceful Co-dominance

October 26, 1974 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Peaceful Co-dominance G P D DETENTE is the word. It's a hot favourite of the powerful ones of the international system. In plain English, it means a series of deals that the super powers have struck with each other in recent years. In 1972, for example, the two super powers were busy either negotiating a deal or signing one every week of the year practically. Old-time notions of 'balance of power' have now been replaced by 'detente', in much the same way as 'colonialism' has been replaced by 'neo-colonialism'. The terms have changed, at times even the actors have changed, but the essence has not.

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